Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hello, Sunshine!

I recently saw two challenges and thought they would be fun to combine into a card!  I have been looking at all the window-style cards on Pinterest so the current challenge on Bitten By the Bug 2 intrigued me!  I have also had a set of Peachy Keen stamps in my collection for a bit, as well as chalks, and wanted to find a reason to use them so the current Peachy Keen Stamps Blog challenge was just perfect.  I created this card...




  • The figure was cut from Cricut Country Life at 9" (page 32 - layer 2), altered somewhat with hand-cuts.
  • The hair was cut from Paper Doll Dress Up (page 47) at 2-1/2".  I inked and chalked her.  I hand-cut her facial features.  I popped up her head 1/2" but adhered her lower body flush.
  • The t-shirt was hand-cut.  I used PK-560 face stamp for the t-shirt graphic.
  • The window and window-box were cut from Spring Cottage at 5".  I hand-cut the bottom bit of woodwork out so that the window would be 'open' so the figure could stick out of the open window.  I placed recycled Cricut clamshell acetate in the upper window for panes of glass.  I used a Cuttlebug folder and a roller to hand-press grooves into the woodwork.  I used a combination of ink and chalk to give the woodwork depth.  I popped up the top layer of the window box 1/4".


  • I wanted it to look like the back of a Roman shade, so I hand cut that and drew in details with rings, cords, and tapes.  (I know, I know, this should be a white lining fabric!  I really debated using the polka dots -- now you know the silly things I worry about!)  I created a braided cord and pull via bakers twine and a bead.  I placed vellum over the print used behind the window to mute the colors a bit.
  • I hand-cut 1/2" strips to create wood siding.

  • The watering can was cut from Garden Soup (page 52) at 1-1/2".
  • The flowers were cut from Pagoda (page 56 -1" and page 57 - 1/2").
  • The birds and branches were cut with a Martha Stewart punch.  The birds were popped up 1/2".  
  • The card finished at 5"x7".  The inside sentiment was printed on the computer:  Hello Sunshine!


Thank you for checking my blog post!  You can see many of my previous projects in My Project Gallery.

40 comments:

Jayne said...

What a wonderful card. Love your roman blind and window box. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
Jayne x

Sandi said...

Wow, wonderful detail on this, thanks for playing with us at BBTB2 challenge, hugs

Loving My Crafts said...

Wow what a lot of work and fab detail. I love it.

Blue6366 said...

Oh my, how completely awesome is this? WOW!! You did a great job.

Carole Beath said...

You truly are the Detail Queen. This is just so so cute...thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2 Window To My World challenge.
Carole

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! this is just fabulous! I'm drinking in each and every wonderful detail. AMAZING! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

Dianne said...

You are different than any other crafter of cards. Very unique and I want to learn to do this. Your instructions are so complete. I love your site. Keep up the wonderful ideas, you inspire me to go forward and "try" my best to do what you do so very well.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

Michelle said...

Stunning card and scene Nadia! I felt as though I was looking out my window to my neighbor and saw you waving! I love all the tiny weenine added details, they really give it that extra special touch. You did a fabulous job!

Michelle
www.scrapngrow.com

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

This is just the most wonderful window card I've seen in a long time! I just adore the roman blinds!

Annette said...

Beautiful work! I am so impressed with all the detailing on your cards! Thank you for sharing:)

Annette
mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

Hrvatica said...

Fantastic card! I love the roman shade complete with cord! Amazing.

Glenda said...

Fabulous card! Love the window and all the amazing details that you added to the scene! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!
Glenda

Karon said...

Another wonderful 3D creation - this is fabulous. TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

Merilee Lane said...

I really love how you can take a simple figure on a Cricut Cartridge and make it come alive! Your creations truly are a feast for the eyes (and the imagination)!

Thank you so much for sharing your work and inspiring me. :o)

Merilee

Stephanie said...

This is so stunning. I always look forward to seeing your creations. Great details. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

Jeri said...

Wow, amazing. I love how you combined all the different Cricut cuts. Thanks for playing at BBTB2.

Threadbear said...

Hi Nadia -- Your card is fantastic!! I love all the detail you put into your work -- I especially love the Roman shade!!

Sukie said...

Such a fun card. I love the dimension and the girl is darling.

Melissa said...

Oh Nadia- Amazing project! Her t-shirt with the sweet Peachy Keen face is so sweet. Good luck with your challenges :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Nadia! You are so amazing, this is awesome, I love the Roman shade, the water can..this is simply adordable? Hugs

Lorie said...

This is SO beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and for palying along with the PKS Challenge!

Hugs,
Lorie

Brenda said...

You never cease to amaze me! This card is spectacular! I love your projects and all the details you put into each one. I love how you can change your paper dolls into what you want them to do. This card is just amazing with all the detail you have on it. Love, love, love it! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

shelly said...

oh my! this is just spectacular! love this big time! thanks for sharing your talent with us at bbtb2 :)

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Nadia another amazing and spectacular card. Your details compare to no other. So glad you joined us at BBTB2.

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Unique creations you come up with.Love love the curtain an all the details.You make the images look so real.

Diane said...

This turned out wonderful Nadia! I love her nose! :-)

I love how your stuff is always 3D!

Susan said...

Ooooh Nadia, this is just fabulous!!! I love your 3D scenes and this wonderful woman in the window is just adorable!!! Thank for joining us at BBTB2!!!

Susan

Jennie Garcia said...

Wow!! What a fabulous card!! I LOVE every detail!!
Thanks For Playing with us @ PKS!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Sis Patterson said...

Wow - totally enchanting and wonderful! The birds, her posture, and the wonderful window scene - I am totally and utterly impressed! C'est magnifique!

Missie said...

Your projects always amaze me! Thanks for sharing!

Sara Andrews said...

Holy Cow Nadia~ I am constantly amazed at the detail you put into your works of art. Roman shades!! This is just too much and I love it all!

Melissa said...

Ohmygosh! I love your card. In fact, I love MANY of your designs. You are very creative! Thanks for linking up at BBTB2! :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Nadia!!! Pinterest HAD to be some inspiration because this card is AWESOME!!! Love-love your window card -- see, this is why I missed you because you always amaze!!!

Hugs, my friend!

Michele said...

The details in your card are amazing! For the shades to the shade cord! Love it!!!!

Ladybug said...

Nadia, whenever I see one of your projects, you just put a smile on my face!!! That is just stunning! TFS! :-)

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Love this card! What a happy creation! I just used this window/flower combo on a Thank You note! Mine doesn't exactly look like yours :0) !!! Visiting from the Circle MB link!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
cccscraproom@gmail.com

L.B. said...

anyone who gets a card from you should frame it...they are art. Al the fun details..the curtains the flowers...LOVE

Juliana said...

WOW! Your creativity, imagination and attention to detail are spectacular!!!

Lori said...

Your attention to detail is amazing, as always. What a wonderful project! I wish I cut out pieces for the faces like you do :)

jordanbev5 said...

Your own cards are really a mastery of paper piecing and art! Your card is magnificient!

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