Hi friends! Bobbi here with the new Wonderful Windows dies by Sunny Studio Stamps. There is nothing I want more right now than a view out my window filled with flowers and singing birds! Unfortunately, all I see in Wisconsin today is barren trees and a snow-covered landscape. Spring is coming soon and this card makes me excited for the upcoming season. I’m using the Wonderful Windows Dies along with the Little Birdie stamps and dies for this card.

To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I cut my windows from white cardstock (Neenah 80lb Solar White) and added a little aging to the largest frame using Copics in a warm gray, W3, W1, W0.  I also cut the window frame from black cardstock and the curtains from white. This combination reminds me of the windows you’d see on older townhouses in New York City.  Next, I adhered a yellow cardstock behind the black frames and shadowed the frames, rails, stiles, and muntins using a darker yellow with Copics Y28 and Y26. The curtain folds were shadowed with W4, W3, W1 to make the pleated layers stand out a bit more. I added 1/8″ strips of metallic gold cardstock to the tops of both frames. Once assembled, I added some white lines to the glass panes to resemble glare on the glass using my white Gelly Roll pen.

To make the 5″ X 7″ card background, I used a brick stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Lost Shadow to create the light bricks on my card base’s front panel. I used a soft touch of Black Soot around the corners’ edges of the card for a scene shadow. Next, I added black window boxes and filled them with flowers and leaves from the die set. I added so many that you can’t see the black boxes! I kept the flowers simple in white and red with the green leaves. I wanted the boxes to flow over with flowers and foliage so I used my Copic marker in YG67 to create the trailing greenery and yellow pearl pen to add tiny yellow blossoms.

Lastly, I added two blue birds from the Little Birdie set. I colored them in BG72, BG11, B02, R11, and E50. I nestled one in the flower box and one in front of the window. I think the birds add just the right touch to finish this window scene!

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