Thursday, August 9, 2012

Musubi Window Card

I  think I saw this idea on Shirl's blog site and loved how she used the thin Sizzix dies to cut a window in a gate fold card.  I used a shape from a Sizzix thin die set of tags (see photo).  The borders around the opening were cut from the same great set.  Using the Dandelion Designs musubi stamp set I printed the words and images.  I punched out the words and cut out the musubis that I colored with Copic pens.  The circle with words was attached to one side of the card and placed so that it would slip under the bottom musubi .  The musubi were all attached with pop dots to a watercolored background.  (The second sample card has Japanese print paper from the Celebrations store.) The top musubi was attached so that it would hold the top of the gate closed. The ant image is from a very old wood handle stamp (the ant was carrying a slice of watermelon) in my stash, but I'm sure you can find another one or perhaps a mouse will do.  Anyway, I thought that this card would make a humorous birthday card, a little different from the usual flowery kind.  I hope you enjoyed your stop here and please visit this blog site again.

6 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh yes Lynn - now was this a cute and easy technique plus simple to do... This will have everyone inspired to try and make one too. I've been making a lot by using this style but haven't posted it, I don't want to bore anyone...LOL! But I really love the way you did yours, this musubi image is so cute....It's something different and makes the card look much more interesting... Love love love it!
TFS - I will post a birthday card I made recently too using a different
die cut....
Enjoy your day and crafty quality time.....

Annette said...

what a great technique..don't you just love die's...they are so fun to play with...your card is AMAZING and i love it...

Joy said...

Really cute set of cards! I have both the stamps and that die set... hmmm,maybe I can make one of my own! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Hi Lynn, that's a really cute gatefold card!!! I have the same stamps and dies. I hope to get back to crafting soon.

eunice said...

LOL,Lynn! What an adorable and clever card. I thought..."oh, that's neat" when I saw the cool window technique...but the little ant inside was definitely the clincher! Cute, cute, CUTE! Love the humor!

sweet said...

This is a really cute card Lynn!