After making a couple of simple cards using the Welcoming Window Stamp Set and Die bundle, I wanted to take a closer look at the dies. I’m so glad I did as this set makes the most stunning creations with very little stamping!
The shutters dies emboss and cut in one pass, leaving the wood grain effect on your card at the same time as it trims. Add in the brackets and you’ve a pair of ornate cottage windows in two passes through your die cutting machine.
Adding a few dimensionals brings this to life, the flowerpots and window dressings really pop out. I love how this card feels like it could be a real window into a card (maybe I’ll try that next!).
I added a hint of daffodil delight to the flowers with a blend, and then used Wink of Stella to add a bit of sheen to the windows and plant pots.
I’m really pleased with how this turned out. It was very simple to make and construct, but looks fabulous!
In amongst the dies are a jug, various plant pots and matching flower dies, which could be userd to easily create a full cottage garden. Add in a small cat or dog, welly boots and you could be anywhere in the countryside.
I think this is the perfect set for spring birthday cards and know I will be using it for years to come!