I had to come up with a card for a project day with friends and since I've been wanting to try making a recessed window card I decided to do that. I found a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers and played around with it until I made it work and felt confident enough to teach it to a group. Thank goodness for the video that Splitcoast provided, it made figuring the card out so much easier! You can view the tutorial here. Because of the construction, I think this card would have to be hand cancelled so it will take a little extra postage to mail, but it's so cute it's worth it. Even though the recessed window is only a quarter inch deep, I found it to have a lot of space for layering. It has potential for all different types of scenes. I'll be making more of these :) I kept this one on the simple side because of limited time for my project. I made 2 different cards to give my friends a couple of options.
Because of the construction, you have to decorate the left inside of the card…
Here are some close ups. Can you see how much space there is for layering? I used two pieces of foam tape behind the chef and one more to pop the pot out. That means there could be at least 3 layers within the window! I added a MFT banner made out of Graphics 45 paper to add a little embellishment to the frame.
Here's the other card. The chef stamps are from Inky Antics. They are still available for purchase but I couldn't get a direct link from the website. If you do a search for "clear stamps" then go to page 22 you should see the set. Here is the number and name…10983LC, Stovetop Cooking Chefs Clear Set. I also used an MFT border die to embellish this window
I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol mineral spirits to color all of the images and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Scattered Straw) to edge around all the white pieces. Hoping this inspires you to do some stamping!
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