Coastal Inspiration - Accordion Window Card

August 21, 2014

Hello everyone. This has been a very challenging week for me, physically. I've struggled with lots of back pain and have rested as much as possible. Today I was feeling relatively better, so I decided to create a card for the current Mod Squad challenge, which theme is: Coastal Inspiration. The very talented Laurie is hosting the challenge this week. So I designed an accordion window card for her!

I went for warm colors and a very classic design. I used Gina K. Designs' Little Things Duo stamp set, that I recently got from the store. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers from various sets (Browns, Pale Hues, Essentials). To create that contour shading on the bird, I simply used the blender to remove all the browns I had colored it with first. I did use the softer tones of browns mostly. Also I sponged both the image and the card itself with Distress Ink in Old Paper.  

For the front of my card, I stamped handwriting fragments very roughly with Distress Ink in Old Paper and I heat embossed some in gold. The I die cut a circle to create a window on the center. Next I dry embossed the front, to add texture. And finally I added all the embellishments. I embellished the card with paper cord, gross grain ribbon, burlap ribbon and a vintage button. I finished my design with a heat embossed gold sentiment on vellum, that I adhered from the inside of the front of the card.

I hope you like my card. I thought I'd never finish it, because we are having so many blackouts in my country right now. We had 3 short ones while I was making this card!

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks to Laurie for such a great challenge!

This card is participating in:
Coastal Inspiration - Mod Squad Challenge
It's all about the Texture - Southern Girls Challenge
Anything Goes - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Anything Goes - Word Art Wednesday
Stamps & Die Cuts - Stamplorations Blog 

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12 comentarios

  1. Love the paper cord around the opening! Very clever and the card is just well done! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

    1. Thank you Diana! I'm so glad you stopped by. I appreciate your good wishes and nice comment on my card.

  2. This is beautiful. Your dry embossing and stamped embossing are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us by playing along in our challenge this week. It's a blessing to have you share with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. That is so stunning, what a clever idea with the window! I really love the neutral tones and your bird is fantastic!! So fancy!! Big hugs :)

  4. Beautiful card Gracie, love the tri-fold.


  5. Sorry about your back pain, BUT looks like it didn't stop you from creating one GORGEOUS card! (saw it on the Mod Squad!) Well done!

    1. Thanks so much Donna! It's great when you stop by to say some nice about my cards. I appreciate it!

  6. Beautiful! I love the different techniques that you have used and the border around the image. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

  7. Gorgeous creation. Love all the embossed texture and the pretty gold accents. Thanks for joining us in the Southern Girls 'Texture' Challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work in future challenges. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  8. Stunning - love the colour scheme and all the texture. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations again :)

  9. Congrats on your win. Love the tecture and dimension in your card.


Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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