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Shabby Shutters Card

Hello everyone! Asia King here and today I have a card to share.

I subscribe to a UK’s stamping magazine that offers a small free stamp with every issue. When I recently saw this little Mackintosh-inspired rose stamp I immediately thought of stained glass windows. And I just had to have a go at creating a stained glass effect :).

I know you might first associate stained glass with Gothic cathedrals. But as I’m not too much of a ‘Gothic kinda gal’, I decided to put a shabby – chic – cottagey spin on it. Funnily enough, one of the inks I used is called Gothic Purple lol :).

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So I created a card with a stained glass window and cute shabby shutters. For the background I used a lovely patterned paper from 7Dots Studio which I embellished with some stenciling (with ink and structural paste) and adhered to the card base with MyStik® Permanent Strips.


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For the glass I stamped the image onto acetate with black StazOn ink and I used several StazOn colours to add colouring on the reverse side. Next I cut a window frame from cardstock and mounted it over the window pane, I mean acetate with E-Z Dots® Mini Permanent.

I fixed the window to the card with White 3D Foam Squares Regular and White 3D Foam Squares – Small. Then I added the shutters and fixed them in place with a handful of DODZ™ – 3D.

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The top edge of the window was adorned with cute die cut birdies and fabric roses adhered with DODZ™ – 3D and White 3D Foam Squares – Small. I also added a couple of 3D Foam Leaves covered in glitter.

The shutters were painted with different acrylic paints, rubbed off in places for shabby cottage look. I also added cutest ever handles using twee hearts from 3D Foam Cupcakes set covered in glitter.

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Finally I created a little window box and I filled it with the same stamped blooms coloured with watercolour pencils and alcohol markers. To build the box I used White Crafty Foam Tape and to build the layers of flowers I used  DODZ™ – Small and White 3D Foam Squares – Small. I also tucked in some glittered leaves made from rain drops in 3D Foam Garden Shapes.

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As no respectable period cottage could go without a creeper of some sort, I added a die cut ivy behind the shutters, mounted over Black 3D Foam Squares – Regular. The gaps between the ivy vines reveal some dark areas from the foam squares which created an illusion of shadows.


E-Z Dots® Mini Permanent, MyStik® Permanent StripsWhite 3D Foam Squares Regular and White 3D Foam Squares – Small,  Black 3D Foam Squares – RegularWhite Crafty Foam TapeDODZ – 3DDODZ – Small3D Foam Leaves3D Foam Cupcakes3D Foam Garden Shapes.

Other Supplies:

Stamp – Craft Stamper Magazine, July 2014 free stamp; Papers: 7Dots Studio Dreamer Collection and Bazzill Basics Paper; Stencils – brick stencil, Tim Holtz Shutter; Cutting Dies: Marianne Design CR1213 and LR0205, Wendy Vecchi – Blossom Bucket – Shutters

Inks: Imagine Crafts StazOn Claret, Gothic Purple, Cactus Green, Cherry Pink, Mustard, Jet Black, Memento Tuxedo Black; Colouring: STAEDTLER ergosoft® aquarell pencils, Spectrum Noir markers, DecoArt Americana paints.

Glitters: Stampendous Pink Micro Glitter, Sea Green Ultra Fine Jewel Glitter


I hope you enjoyed reading about my little shabby cottage! Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!

Big crafty hugs

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