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Frosted Window Technique

I hope all you Mom’s out there are having a great day!! My boys brought me breakfast in bed!  Their Daddy had made fresh strawberry pancakes, coffee and orange juice  and they brought it to me with big grins after letting me sleep in until 10am!  I got some sweet cards and kisses too!

I am getting some “quiet time” to myself now and thought I’d post the card I made last night…

I was inspired to make this after visiting Allee’s gallery.  She is the reigning queen for the Queen for the Day game on SCS.  If you would like to join in on the fun and games and honor Lynn as QFTD08 the SCS forum link is HERE.

I used this “frosted window” technique that I first heard of at Toy’s Haven.  Holly came up with this technique and made a gorgeous floral card for the technique challenge she made it for,  so be sure to have a look!

Here’s what I did (slightly different from Holly’s, because I used two different stamps instead of layering one) :

1. Stamp the background image. I stamped Upsy Daisy on white card stock in Peeled paint distress ink by Tim Holtz .

2. Stamp the butterfly in black (memento tuxedo black)on vellum and wait for it to dry completely.

3. Flip the vellum over and color it in in soft inks.  I used Copics and they worked wonderfully!  V05, V09, BG11, G82

4. Use tacky tape or foam dots to adhere the vellum to the white cardstock bg.

5. I cut the frame from Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage dp using the cricut and accent essentials cartridge.  Nestabilities would work well here too.

6. The  layered image is mounted on blue green cardstock matting and then adhered to the rich razzleberry base card. I added the pomegranate satin ribbon to finish it off.

I will be doing this again as I think it produces some pretty results!  I hope you like it too!

Have a creative day!!



  1. Beautiful, oh that butterfly is wonderful. Great satin ribbon and I need to try this frosted window… very cool. Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s day.


  2. Hello Deena!!

    Wow… I love both the card and the tags… beautiful work!!
    I hope you’re doing fine?

    Sweet greetigns, Saskia 🙂


  3. Freida F says

    Now this is just exquisite! TOTALLY love this technique (thanks for the details!) The DP you used is so perfect for the designs on the butterfly! And check out that bow…YOU GO GIRL! 🙂 FABULOUS job!



  4. Hi Deena!!

    Love it!! Thanks for the technique! I will try it. I can see many possibilities with the same idea. 😉



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