Morning All … yes its a lovely sunny morning here today and I wanted to share this card with you before I head out – going to Koorong and then meeting some friends for lunch.

I have a special class on monday with a few ladies and they like to do ‘special’ cards so here is one I created yesterday using Unchartered Territory from the Spring Mini Catalogue.

RecessedWindowFrontThis is a recessed window card and I followed the video tutorial done by the lovely Beate. She does such wonderful projects and makes everything look so easy and is such a giving lady and willing to share her knowledge with others.

This card is a little more involved than most but so worth the effort.

I’ve stamped the lighthouse image in jet black stazon onto water colour paper and then coloured the image in using my aqua painter and the ink from the lids of the ink pads.

I love colouring this was as you can control how little or how much ink/colour you want. If you want a lighter colour you just spread it out and the water from the aqua painter will water it down for you.

I’ve layered my lighthouse onto Brocade Blue then So Saffron. I’ve stamped the sanded background stamp onto the so saffron layer and daubered around the edges to give the shadow effect. The base card is Night of Navy and I’ve used Bella Bleu paper for the frame on the front. Now I was going to add a small boat on the front over the frame but I felt it was just too much so I left it off.

RecessedWindowInsideHere we have the opened card.

Due to the ‘recessed window’ at the front it left an area inside that needed covering on the left so I’ve just made a panel using the Night of Navy, Bella Bleu Paper and very vanilla for which I’ve stamped the boat image and the sentiment inside.

I’ve then also created a matching panel on the right side to even the card out when opened. I’ve only stamped the boat here so that you can write your message or greeting onto the vanilla  cardstock – would look great using the fine tip of your Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker!

As I said this card is a little more involved than what I usually do but I’m loving finding new projects for my customers. Some I do are ones I’ve done before and some are ones I’m now doing for the first time like this card. I am very happy with how this one turned out and think I’ll be sending it to my dad for Father’s Day so I hope he likes it when he gets it.

If you’d like to follow Beate’s video tutorial just click on the play button below.

I hope you liked this card too and it was done just using the Unchartered Territory Stamp Set and the Sanded background stamp.

Now I’m off as I need to get ready and go to my day out with a couple of friends.

Have a great day and dont forget to take some time out for you!



  1. Leonie….my exceptionally talented friend….you have out done urself this time. I think this is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen of yours since I have been coming to ur blog. The balance between colour, image and texture is brilliant. This is a truly AWESOME card. WELL DONE.

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