So, this first card is the Glitter Window Card. I used a little piece of cardstock the width of the card (folded that little piece in half) so that I could mark the center so I could center the circle punch. The card base is SU! Basic Black and is a half sheet folded in half so that the whole card is black. I marked the center with a pencil down some where I knew it would get punched out.Then I punched the circle out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. By the way, I typed up the directions for each card station this time if anyone would like me to email them to you. Just let me know.
I thought the Little Boo stamp would work perfect with this technique!
When Laneah sent me a card using this technique years ago, she had a bug behind it and words inside: "Heard you caught a bug!" I loved it!
Before I get into the directions of how to do the glitter window, let me explain how the orange ends are on the Modern Label Punch sentiment. Stamp the "happy halloween" sentiment (from SU!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes - I sure like that set!) on white, then punch out with Modern Label Punch. Also punch out an orange Modern Label Punch. Cut the orange one in half and glue it to the back of the white so that the orange ends stick out to give the white orange ends. Like so:
OK, now for the glitter window. We have the circle punched on the front part of the Basic Black as explained above. Working with the INSIDE front of the card - take a piece of clear packing tape and put it over the hole. I learned, after the first attempt which I stuck to the paper underneath - to do this in my lap so I wouldn't stick it to my grid paper.
This is the INSIDE of the card:
Not shown: After putting packing tape on, flip back over to the actual front of the card - the circle is now sticky where the tape is. Sprinkle Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds glitter, which is a fine glitter, all over the circle and then shake excess off. (The example above does actually have the glitter on the other side.) You now have a glittery circle. Put that aside.
Take a small piece of white cardstock and stamp, in Basic Black, the Little Boo ghost. (Single stamp on page 208 in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog). Put adhesive on the corners of this white piece - not close to the stamped image because that image is going to be put so that it shows through the circle. Position the Little Boo circle in the punched circle so that the white margin is even all around and then press to adhere. You can see below the inside front of the card - it is ok if some of the tape shows as well as the white piece - it will be covered.
This is also the inside of the card - first step was the packing tape, second step, shown here, is the white piece that has the ghost stamped on the other side.
The inside of the card all pretty now with the white liner so that you don't see the tape and little piece of white that you glued on the inside front:
To do this technique find a glossy magazine picture or brochure picture that has a wide expanse of color. The color can be solid or it can have variations in it. (The flower above has some orange on the left side.) I like pictures with variation of colors since that is another way of having a variation of color on a flower rather than a solid color like on cardstock. Pictures of sunrises, sunsets, and fire are particularly good for this technique because they have a lot of variations of color. Smaller pictures can be used too - the size just depends on the size of the stamp you're using. (So now everytime I see a magazine picture with an expanse of color I think of this technique!)
The card front is SU! Always Artichoke cardstock, as is the Large Oval punch under the Word Window. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Always Artichoke onto a scrap piece of Glossy White and punched out with the Word Window Punch. We made and glued that sentiment part together and set it aside. The Word Window punched piece fits perfectly inside the Large Oval punched piece.
This Crayon Resist technique will work on Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White cardstock also because it has a slick finish - although not as slick as the Glossy White. So it works, although not as well. And note that the brayered Crushed Curry is not quite as even - it doesn't soak into the WW cardstock as well as it did the Glossy and I could see some of my brayer lines. This butterfly is from the God's Beauty hostess set from the Spring Summer 2009 catalog. All other stamps above are in the present 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog (except the Happy Birthday to you stamp also in the last catalog/on dormant list).