Welcoming Window Card for Realtor
I made this Welcoming Window card for our realtors in Kingston and Burlington. We were so thankful for the excellent service we got at both ends of our move and I wanted to create thank you cards. A window that looked inviting seemed an appropriate image to have on my realtor thank you cards.
The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set has the option to add in dies to make the Welcoming Window Bundle (bundles are always 10% off too!) The stamp set is adorable, just on its own, with its windows and shutter and cute sayings. But the stamp set combined with the Window Flower Box Dies makes amazing little vignettes that you can do with window panes, popped up flower boxes, flower pots, and a little jug. There are even cute little hinges you can die cut!
Here’s some tips on this card!
- The Window dies not only cut out the shape, but also add an embossed wood grain pattern.
- I sponged the shutter dies and window box dies, with Smoky Slate ink, PRIOR to running it thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. This stamping technique adds ink deep into the embossed grooves and really gives the card stock a wood grain look. Compare the look to the window frame, where I just sponged ink on AFTER I die cut it. And after you can just wipe the dies clean with your clean Simply Shammy or a baby wipe.
- I stamped the brick wall image, with Smoky Slate ink, from the stamp set, randomly over the background of the Smoky Slate card base. The random stamping is enough to give the illusion of a brick wall, without having to stamp it all over.
- The shutter hinges are little wee die cuts. I first added my Smoky Slate cardstock to an Adhesive Sheet (see this product in the list of supplies below) and then die cut the hinges. So when I peeled off the adhesive backing from the die cuts, they were super easy to attach to the shutters. No need to get messy with a liquid glue or fiddle with a glue dot! For the record, these adhesive sheets are one of MY FAVOURITE products to have on hand!
- I stamped the flower pot and the flowers separately and die cut them out. Then I was able to layer them on to the card and each other.
The colours on this card are simple and stunning together: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow and Basic White (see all the supplies listed below). I love how the little pot image has some built in shading into the stamp.
I can see lots more uses for the Welcoming Window stamps and dies in the bundle! You could make a Christmas card (with a little tree showing thru the window). Or you could even close the shutters and make them be pieces you can open to reveal a hidden object inside. Or you could reverse the perspective and have the window be inside a house looking out! Of course I think the perfect use for the Welcoming Window is to send a “Welcome to your New Home” card.
Stay tuned to www.StampwithJenn.com for other creative home themed cards!