Monday, February 25, 2013

Half Window card by Gini Cagle

Good Morning!
Gini, here.
There are so many great tutorials on the Scor-Pal website, but we thought it would be fun to revisit and update some oldies but goodies.

I chose to make a Half Window Card, as was originally designed by Vicki Hook. The original version relied on the old Coluzzle cutting system, and now that there are so many wonderful dies available on the market, it opens up so many more design possibilities.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies: 
Ankara Lace Doily with Angel Wing DL232
Lace Corner Deco I B174
Small Leave One D133
Daisy Strip B259
Mesh Border B254
Thank B230
You B235

Cut a piece of cardstock 6" x 12". Score at 3" and 6".  Fold as shown.

Cut patterned paper to add to the card base.
 (2)  2 7/8" x 5 3/4"
(2) 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" : Set one of these to the side. 
Ink the edges of the paper. Use Scor-tape to adhere the panels to the base, but on the first panel, do not put the tape along the edge that will have the cut.

 Take the angel wing die (this is an outline die, that matches a fancy doily die, but has one edge that is not a cutting edge).  Tape the angel wing along the scored/folded line. **If I want to hold something temporarily in place with tape, onto pretty patterned paper, I stick the tape to my skin a couple of times, before adhering to the paper, to make it less sticky and to decrease the chance of messing up my patterned paper.

This is what your card will look like after you run it through your die cutting machine.

When I added my doily on top of this, I wanted to have a consistent cream background underneath, so I cut a full circle with the angel wing (make the first cut, line the up so that it completes the circle, tape in place and cut).  Then I matched this up with the half circle, glued in place, then added the doily on top. This will be the inside portion of the card.

Take the second piece of designer paper  5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and lay it on top of the front, to see where the doily fits.  Tape your angel wing to the patterned paper, and using the two step method, cut a full circle from this piece of paper.  Then line it up on the front and attach.

Add your second doily to the front. Embellish as you please.

I love how this card looks like it's flipping around when you open it and hope that you will give it a try.  


Tamika said...

Pretty I like all the die cuts decorating it!

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful card!

joolaa said...

wonderful card!

Tya Smith said...

Pretty paper choice Gini! This is beautiful work!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous card! tfs