Hello, hello, hello!!!! Taxes. Need I say more? I’m so relieved to get them behind me, that I just wanted to make a card for the fun of it. I introduced you to the Center Box (or U Fold) here, and thought I’d give it another go. Edited to add U Fold Tutorial
I honestly did not have a plan. Just the folded card base. Then I thought about what I have in the way of supplies and what will be retiring. The Hearth & Home Framelits (#139666) are carrying over! Window!!!! Yes, the light bulb went off and my creating began! The window is just a tad too wide to fit inside the opening, so I just cut some off each side. Then I needed a scene to look at through the window, sadly the matching stamp set to the framelits are no longer available, but Sheltering Tree (#137163) will work nicely! A piece of the Delicate White Doilies (#141701) was used for the “curtain”. Retired DSP became wall paper, the 2 potted plants were stamped and fussy cut from the Vertical Greetings (#141876) This style card really would be ideal for one of the vertical sentiments, but I didn’t want to throw off the symmetry of my scene.
This card is going to a special lady. She made her final house payment, and she managed to do this as a single mom while raising children and grandchildren. I really am happy for her! The sentiment is from Sunshine Sayings (#141594) .
My FAVORITE part of this card is the wine “glass”! Can you believe I stamped the glass from the Mixed Drinks (#141928) onto acetate using Stazon Black Ink and then heat set that. I admit, I had to go over the black ink with a sharpie because I wanted definition. I then tried to fill the glass with red wine. OY! that took experimentation. The Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink just kind of laid on top of the window sheet, so I smudged it (on purpose) to try to fill the glass. Eventually I just filled it in with red sharpie. Then I fussy cut and attached the glass with a multi medium adhesive.
Here is the view from over head:
Best part of all? NO BULK or BUMPS to mail once it folds flat, it’s flat and fits nicely inside of our Medium Envelopes (#107301)
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