Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Playing with NBUS


I love the NBUS expression Darnell Knauss came up with- Never Before Used Schtuff- and have a pile of NBUS on my bed that I must play with before putting away. All the dies on this card are new as well as the cool embossing folder by We R Memory Keepers. Their new line of embossing folders has such great dimension taking efs to a whole new level, which is why they are called "Next Level" embossing folders. I embossed a kraft sheet of cardstock after cutting a window with a new die from Art Impressions. I sponged the window that was cut out with a distress ink and popped it back into the die opening. I attached a pretty scene on a Clear Views transparency from the back. I love how the window opens and closes! I added some vines cut with a new die from Poppy Stamps and a sympathy sentiment cut with a Cottage Cutz die.

I am entering this card into the Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. 

7 comments:

Tamie said...

These cards are so hard to make. Your card is gorgeous! Clean design and very inspiring with the window. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Tamie DT

~ginny said...

What a creative way to display the scene just past the window! You are right - the new EF is a good one and I love how you popped out the window frame before embossing and put it back in afterwards - neat trick! We love that you share your designs & creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
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Maxine D said...

What a striking card Karen - love the rich blue in the window aperture.
Blessings
Maxine

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful! Looks like a night sky shining through the windows.

Glittered Paws said...

What a striking sympathy card - love the window and the embossing folder is really nice.

Desire Fourie said...

Karen this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our 15th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Rae Ann said...

Love that embossing folder for the "wall" texture! The transparency "view" from the window is a great idea.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.