By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
This card is often referred to as an A-Frame card since it folds at the top rather than on the side. It’s a nice change to the usual cards we tend to make. The window scene seemed to fit best with this style of card as it seemed to be the natural way of wanting to open it.
Place the window die just below the score line (approximately ½” below) with the cardstock laying on the platform for your die cutting machine with the card base laying open. Run it through the machine. Keep the window die cut for use in a later step.
Now place a 4” x 6” piece of the same cardstock under the half of the base you just cut the window into. Tape them both into place on the platform to prevent them from moving while cutting the second panel using painters tape to hold them. Place the die into the open area that was cut in the step above and run it through the die cut machine. This will cut the window into the panel in the correct spot so that both window sections will line up.
Also, die cut the flowers and fence at this time.
Now place the window panel on your scoring board and score at 1/8”. Move to the right side of the panel and score 1/8” in from that edge.
Measure ½” over from the left score line and make a small mark. Move 1 score line over to the right and score that line. The mark you made will not be scored so be sure to move over one before scoring. Continue to do this until the panel is completed and you have reached the 1/8” scored line on the right side. Be sure to have scored above and below the window.
This is what the finished piece will look like. You have now scored a Battenberg siding look onto your paper.
Now measure the width of the window you have die cut.
Cut a piece of patterned paper that measures 2 ½” or a half inch wider than what your window is if using a different window die. The paper should be 3” in length to start. Roll it through a paper crimper starting 5/8” down from the top of the paper as shown.
Use a glue pen to attach the curtain by running a line of glue along the 5/8” strip that is not crimped. Place the potted flower in front of the curtain. Add the window into the window opening, as well. It’s okay if you need to glue it to the acetate because the small lines or dots of glue will dry clear.
Attach the fence and then the flowers to the front to complete the outside of the card.
Any season is a great view from a window so the next time you are looking to create a card just look outside and create what you are seeing. The card design is perfect for any theme or occasion from birthday wishes to get well wishes and everywhere in between. Have some fun and make some extras for each season and they will be ready for when you need them!