Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Seeing Paradise Through a Window

I made this card by using a remnant scrap from a die cut. The yellow panel is the negative portion of a square that was die cut for another project. I sponged the edges with Daffodil ink and cut strips of calypso coral to line the embossed edges. Since I'm not very good with making a mitered edge, I made photo "corners" to cover them up. The image is by SNSS and was colored with Copics and enhanced with some white gel pen accents. The sentiment was done with a MFT stamp set, and the beachy border was done with an EK punch.

I'm entering this into Pixie's Snippets Playground #77 since I used some leftover scraps, and I'm also entering this into the Stars and Stamps Tuesday tutorial to create a window card. Mine is a bit different from the tutorial that's posted, but it's a window card so I think it works :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all find your piece of paradise in this world today too!!

Carol

18 comments:

Debbie Caldwell said...

what a clever idea to make the image into a photograph. The colors are great and I just love the border on the bottom of the card.

Nancy Keller said...

Very cool! Yes, it is a window. :) what a cute image. Thanks for playing along with the OWH tutorial today!!

Donna Hanley said...

It is so humid here today that the beach is the only place to be, I think.
I love this scene and you did such a great job with it. I like that umbrella a lot and the way you made your "window" is very interesting. That fun little border really helps bring everything together.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful scene carol! Perfect coloring and makes me want to be seated there, enjoying the breeze.:)

Kendra Northup said...

Love the beach theme you used :) Very summer-y

StampTramps said...

This certainly counts as a window card! The white gel pen adds a perfect touch and that border punch is the cutest thing ever!

jimlynn said...

I can just see myself sitting in that beach chair right now! Wouldn't that be wonderful!!!
What a pretty, pretty card! Love the die you used at the bottom and those photo colors makes it look like a picture to hang on the wall!
Lynn

Kim S said...

I wish that I were looking out that window - it's a lovely scene!!

Diane said...

Hi Carol- beautiful beach scene-- love the colors you used and love your take on the tutorial- yup- it is a window! andit sure looks like paradise!

scrappinforourtroops said...

Wonderful card, love the creative corners and the cool die cut, lots of special touches. Ahhh, vacation!

Cathy said...

Love this beach scene Carol, and the border punch is perfect for the scene :) Cathy x

Di said...

Brilliant Carol - I love the scene and the photo effect. Plus, the little border is just totally perfect!

Hugs, Di xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I would love to be inside that lovely beach scene right now. I am also loving the great border punch you used. Miss you, but enjoying every minute with this little guy.

Wendy said...

Love this! Great mix of colors and I love that cute border punch!
This was my view last week in Jamaica....beautiful scenery that will always stay with me!

Mrs A. said...

I love your idea of making your card appear like a page in a photo album. Very clever. Love the image and the colours. Hugs Mrs A.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Such a great snippets card, Carol! That's the best image I've seen yet inside a polaroid frame!!

Shannon White said...

Ooooh! What a Fabulous View Miss Carol!! I'd love to be sitting in that Fabulous Beach chair, would just need a Yummy Margarita and all would be right with the world! lol ;-)

Hugs
Shannon

Penny Ward said...

i love it. the corners are a nice touch for the window.