Nicole is this week's hostess for the Stampin'B's DT Blog Challenge. I took her literally when she said to do a “clear acetate window” card. I put an acetate window in my toy store. Art Impressions has a great series of stamps called Doorways. There is a door stamp and a window stamp. Then there are many different “theme” sets. This one is called Christmas Toy Shoppe. The lamp post is from the Bakery set.
I stamped the door and window onto Very Vanilla cardstock with Palette Burnt Umber, colored them, and then cut them out. I paper-pieced the awning over the window. The cornice at the top and the sidewalk are Sahara Sand. I stamped the Christmas lights with Palette Noir Black across the cornice and colored them with Spica glitter pens. The sidewalk is stamped with Palette Burnt Umber. The storefront is a piece of Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP on which I stamped the window and then cut out the opening to place the acetate window behind it. The piece of Close to Cocoa matting is also cut for the opening, as is the Kraft card base.
Inside the card is the image of the toys, stamped on Very Vanilla and colored with Copic markers. The lamp post, sign on the door and bench are all popped up on dimensionals. This was a fun card to make. Thanks, Nicole, for the push.
Stamps – Art Impressions Doorways, Christmas Toy Shoppe, Bakery
Paper – Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP
Ink – Palette Burnt Umber and Noir Black
Accessories – Copic markers, Spica glitter pens, Acetate sheet, Dimensionals