Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Paper Casting Window card.

So what you may ask is Paper Casting... well it's a technique I saw demonstrated at my Local Stamp Group a couple of weeks ago... I missed the beginning of the demo, but yesterday I visited Sue B and she showed it to me.   You can see her card HERE.
So when I got home I pulled out some of my Hero Arts negative stamps and decided on the Flower Bird Garden stamp to use as my mold.

Here's how it turned out....

Paper casting window


Isn't it stunning!  I was so pleased with the result.  I trimmed around the molding and then using some Liquid Pearls "white opal" and water painted the raised parts for a shimmery shine.  I decided to make a Window card with the panel, by framing it with Spellbinders die-cut window.  I sponged the frame with Antique Linen and stamped the Envelope pattern  in the same ink.   My base is a little smaller than a normal card (something to do with not watching the size when I cut the A4 set up!)  I dry embossed the base with CB folder ~ Birds and Swirls~  The green edging was made with a Martha Steward die following the instructions in this tutorial.  Then just added some paper flowers in creams and a pearl centre.  I'm entering this into Wee Memories current challenge ~ no patterned paper~ as well as Hero Arts ~ window card~

Went out yesterday to get some adhesive ~ but the store didn't have any of the one of I wanted left!  The customer in front of me took the last one... so just had to have a look around and lo and behold.... 3 distress stains jumped into my basket!  A pink, green and blue to add to the white I already have.  Oh and a new Hero Arts stamp  - Merriest Christmas Wishes  fell in too... so fun for me over the next few days.

Hope your week is going a well as mine...  Spoke with my daughter at lunch time... I do miss her and it's great to have a quick chat every now and then. 

Cheers

Dawn 
 Edited:  thanks Betty for locating a Hero Arts link to this technique.... HERE 

11 comments:

Isha said...

Wow Dawn!!! this is stunning. Love this technique....dont know how its done. Wish we had some demos too:)

craftymonster81 said...

This is amazing! such a beautiful card, I love the different layers of embossing.
Lindsay xx

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous card Dawn all the layers look beautiful together!

cardcreationsnz said...

Your window card looks great! I love the birds and swirls embossing folder.

Have fun with your new inks and HA stamp.

Barb said...

This turned out so beautifully, Dawn! Love it! Have fun with the stains and stamp! :)

Betty said...

love your card, dawn - especially done in all white casting. found this instruction on how to do it in case anyone is interested.

http://www.heroarts.com/learning/technique.cfm?techID=36&catID=3

Sue said...

Turned out wonderfully Dawn.
Smiles:)

Elizabeth Allan said...

This paper casting technique is very neat. Dawn your card is stunning with all that texture.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Very pretty love the embossing!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories!!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful embossing! Love the frame and way you showcased it.

Brenda said...

Beautiful Dawn! So glad you were able to chat to your daughter!