I fell in love with this Die’sire Classiques Mediterranean Window die when I saw it on the Crafter’s Companion website, and I immediately wanted to make a card using the diecut as an actual window to create a glimpse of a whole new world on the inside of the card. For the card base, I used a double sided cardstock, scored and folded using my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool.
The front of the card was created by diecutting and embossing the Mediterranean Window diecut out of Crafter’s Companion White Pearl Shimmering cardstock. I traced the diecut onto the card base, cut an opening slightly smaller than the diecut and glued the diecut into the opening. For the bottom, I diecut two pansies using the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral stamp and coordinating die set. The leaves were cut from green cardstock and shading was added using the Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers JG6 and CG3. The pansies were cut from white pearl shimmering cardstock and shading was added using the eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers LV3, GB6 and CT4. The sentiment was a printable from the Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy CD.
The inside of the card is a digital coloring image printed from the Morgan Fiztsimons Flights of Fantasy papercrafting CD, colored with Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers. A touch of Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle was added to the wings for a little shimmer.
Spectrum Aqua colors used:
Skin – Jasmine, Peach
Sky – Aquamarine, Teal
Leaves – Bud Green, Moss, Sea Green, Leaf Green
Tree Trunk/branches – Sepia, Desert, Terra Cotta
Red Flowers – Chesetnut, Crimson, Burgundy, Scarlet, Rose Pink, Blossom
Pansies – Orchid, Gold, Fawn, Sunflower
Dress – Orchid, Wildflower, Magenta, Rose Pink
Wings – Orchid, Teal (plus Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle)
Hair – Fawn, Gold, Sunflower