Had a problem though - no window stamp or die that worked as a view from the inside out. Well, there was one but it was a Gothic window and I know of few kitchens with gothic windows ... But when Gothic is all one has, Gothic is what one goes with! Think of this kitchen as a view from a castle!
I started by creating my "background. I used a section of foiled striped cardstock as wallpaper, a scrap of glossy white card from which the window was die-cut; and a scrap of Neena "white" on which I blended a Distress Oxide sky and field:
I stamped and cut four jars (ended up only using three as there was no room on my window shelf), cut out the centers of each jar, and die-cut four more from pale aqua card. I stamped all the wildflowers and leaves from the stamp set, some more than once, using Distress Oxide Inks and die-cut them (I ended up not using all the greenery from the stamp set... no room in the jars!).
I then played with which flowers went with which jars (some had to be "trimmed" to fit), glued the bouquets to the blue backgrounds and glued the stamped-and-die-cut jars on top. I glued the "filled" jars to the shelf and the entire card to a pre-folded kraft card:
- Stamps: Stampers Anonymous "Flower Jar" (CMS297)
- Dies: Poppystamps "Grand Gothic Window" (845) and Sizzix Thinlits "Flower Jar" (66270)
- Inks: Archival "Shadow Grey"; Distress Oxides "Broken China", "Peeled Paint", "Worn Lipstick" and "Wilted Violet"; Distress Markers "Wilted Violet" and "Worn Lipstick"; Signo Uniball fine-tip pen "white"
- Papers: S.E.I. 8.5 x 11 paper pad "Holiday Traditions" (9-7690); Paper Reflections "Create Your Own" card in kraft; scraps of gloss white, Neena "white" and pale aqua card
- Adhesives: ScorTape; Ranger Collage Glue Stick