I used a set of building dies to create a die cut window panel to be the front of my card. I grabbed my Distress Inks and blended on some Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles onto the die cut panel. I kept the darker color at the bottom and the lighter at the top and flicked on some water for texture. I temporarily held my window panel onto a card base and traced around the windows so I could do my stamping. After I stamped my images from the Nuts About You stamp set I erased my pencil lines and grabbed my alcohol markers.
I colored in the acorns and the little chipmunks using various shades of brown markers and then started adding color to the background. I used golden brown and yellow markers and colored around my stamped images to fill in where the windows would peek through to the background. I decided the coloring looked a bit plain, so I wanted to add texture. I used my Copic Colorless Blender and went back and forth drawing a horizontal striped pattern. The Colorless Blender lightens and bleaches the color and the resulting look is super cool! I finished my card by stamping a sentiment and adding foam tape to the back of the die cut window panel and adding it over my colored card. That's it! Here's a short video tutorial!
August 24, 2019
The nuts about you card is just darling!!!!! I love the dies you used to make thie windows in the front of the card. Where can i buy them? I have the stamp set and would love to make one similar for my grandson. thanks Barbara