Saturday, January 12, 2019

WindowRama Meadow Edger Tutorial...with a Flamingo!

Hey there! Earlier this year, I told you all about the fantabulous new WindowRama die set. Now I'm going to share a tutorial showing how to use it together with the new Meadow Edgers Die and the Meadow Edgers Perfectly Clear™ Stamp set. It's going to be a long slog, so go grab a cuppa and get comfy!

Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Memento™ London Fog Ink by Tsukineko
Tim Holtz® Forest Moss Distress® Ink by Ranger
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Vellum by Neenah
Copic® Markers:
  Clouds: N0, N1, N2, C00,
  Grass and Trees: YG45, YG61, YG63, YG67
  Flamingo: R02, R12, R30, R32, R43, N4,N6, Y13, Y19
Repositionable (Blue Label) Tape by 3M
Bone Folder
Binder Clips
Liquid Adhesive
Double-sided White Tape such as Sookwang or ScorTape
Red-Liner Tape
Sizzix or other die-cut machine

Tutorial/Instructions: Now hold onto your socks and grab your cuppa leisure beverage, cause here we go...

1. Using the WindowRama base die, die cut two pieces of light blue cardstock, white mixed media paper, green cardstock, darker blue cardstock, and vellum.

2. The two pieces of light blue cardstock will become the back/base and front of your card. Fold along the inmost score lines. Use a bone folder to get a sharp fold. The front of the card will be a "mountain" fold. The back/base will be a "valley" fold.

3. Using repositionable Scotch Tape, tape the circle die from the WindowrRama set to the front of the card and run through your machine.

4. Reserve the die-cut circle for another use and put the light blue card back/base and the card front aside for now.

5. Grab the die-cut white paper and die-cut with the cloud border from the Meadow Edgers Die set.

6. Use London Fog Memento ink to stamp the cloud border from the Meadows Edge Perfectly Clear Stamp set. Get as close as you can to the die-cut borders, but don't worry if you're off as you will be adding color and depth with Copic markers.7

7. Use Copic markers listed above to color the clouds to your liking. Set aside.

8. Use London Fog Distress ink to stamp the tree line from the Meadows Edge Perfectly Clear stamp set. 

9.  Position the treeline die from the Meadow Edgers Die set as close as you can to the stamped image. Tape the die in place using Repositionable Scotch tape. Run through your die-cut machine.

10. Remove the treeline die and place the grass die under the treeline. Run the green cardstock through your machine again. Oops. There's no photo of this step.

11. Position the wavy line die from the Meadow Edgers die set atop the grass and run the green cardstock through your machine again. 

12.  Using scissors (or an Exacto if you're inclined) cut from the outside of the base die to the die-cut lines. 

13. Using Copic markers to add detail to the treeline and the grass edge.

14. Cut the top off of the dark blue die-cut cut earlier. Position the green treeline/grass edge die-cut atop blue cardstock, then adhere. This will become your second layer. Sadly, I neglected to take a photo of this step because I suck.

15. Oopsie. I missed some photos, so I've added a handy dandy chart thingy below. The x, xx, and xxx are where you should cut along the score lines.
a) Fold and crease the white and the blue/green layers along the innermost score lines.
b) For the backmost layer (in this case the cloud border), using the outermost score line as your guide, cut a 1/4" strip off both sides of the white paper. See the red line and x below.
c) For the middle layer (the blue/green and/or tree/grass/water), cut a 2-score wide strip (1/2") off both sides. See the blue xx and line below.
d) For the front-most level that is closest to the cardfront (the sentiment layer on my card) with the circular window, cut a 3-score wide strip (3/4" strip off of both sides). See the green xxx below.

16. Using liquid glue, adhere the cloud layer to the left edge of the card back/base, then adhere the middle layer (here the tree and lake) to the left edge of the card back/base.

17. Repeat step #16 for the right side. Clamp with binder clips to ensure a good bond.

18. Realize you forgot to use the vellum.

19. Using Onyx Black VersaFine ink, stamp the sentiment onto the vellum WindowRama base die-cut and tear off the top.

20. Cut along the second to last score line and add red-liner tape to the edges. Adhere to the edges of the base over the other layers. 

21. Add strong adhesive to the outside of the sides of the back/base of the card and adhesive to the inside sides of the card front. 

22. Position the card front over the back/base and adhere. The WindowRama card is almost complete.

22. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the Yoga Flamingo (aka Yogamingo) onto Neenah cardstock. Fussy-cut, color with Copic markers, and edge with a dark marker.

23.  Add white tape to vellum and die-cut three clouds using the single cloud die from the Windowrama die set.

24.  Using Onyx Black VersaFine ink, stamp "Namaste" on one of the three clouds.

25.  Adhere the Yogamingo and the clouds to the card as shown way far above.

Tadah. Done! If you've made it this far, congratulations. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I'll try to help you and not confuse your further.

Thanks for visiting today!

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