When I drive to my massage therapist's office, I pass through the historic part of the town with lots of old Victorian-style homes. One of them is two-toned yellow with grey shutters, and I love it. I've wanted to make a card based on it for a while now, and I finally got to it today.
Here's my card, then I'll explain:
The most difficult part of this card was attaching those #($^#$&^ flowers. This is my 3rd attempt. I ended up taking them apart from the tiny bunches they came in (in which they came). I then put down a piece of strong double-sided tape -- Sookwang or red-line stuff will work -- and stuck each flower wire to the tape. This let me line them up nicely, both across the span of window and up/down staggered to fill in the spaces. I then topped the stems with another piece of the strong double-sided tape. No escapees here!
I stuck the window box over the stems and supported it on dimensional adhesive so it was raised up enough to fit over the flowers.
The "sky" is a piece of marble paper. I honestly don't know what else to do short of making an entire scene for "outside" the window, and that sounded like work. This card was all about the colors, not the window scene. Plus, I'm very lazy today.
Then ... the sentiment. I found I was out of room. Ack! I just stamped the "congratulations" on a skinny strip of white and put it over the flower box. I declare this to be a "welcome to your new home" card. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: A*Muse*Studio Essential Sentiments
Paper: SU Whisper White, Basic Gray, So Saffron (I think), misc marble paper
Ink: Memento black
Other: Poppy Stamps dies -- Small Madison Window, Small Madison Window Shutter, Small Flower Box; misc flowers; woodgrain texture plate (I can't remember whose, sorry)