How-To Video: Floating Window Card

Howdy. Guess what? I have another video for you today. I was able to do several videos awhile back – and thank God I did. I have since lost my mojo and it is no where to be found. Eek!

Today’s video is one I did for the Hero Arts blog – it shows how to create a card with elements “floating” over a window. A fun effect. I like to create cards that are unique – something Hallmark doesn’t do. This fits the bill. :)

I used the new Pool Notecards from Hero Arts for this. LOVE the colors in this set – three shades of pool.

And get this – BOTH the large and extra large Cloud Punches from Fiskars fit perfectly with the two clouds in THIS stamp set from Hero Arts and Studio Calico. Cool, huh?

For the rest of the supplies, please check the bottom of this post.


I try not to share too much non-crafty stuff here, but a few people asked about how Colin did on his first day of school. It went perfectly. He LOVES it and day 2 was fab, too. I am so thankful. Any moms out there with issues of anxiety can relate to how tough things like this can be on us. So thank you for your encouragement. Here are pics of the school boy…

Answered prayers.

Something else to check out…

My dear friend Kristina is working hard to raise money for research for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is heartbreaking – something my brother has battled with for years. So, I feel very strongly about supporting these efforts.

Right now she is auctioning this fabulous piece from Lori McDonough

She also has lots of prizes you can win with a simple $10 donation. You can see them all here – one is even an iPad2! Please consider checking it out. (Big hugs to you, Kristina. Proud of you.)

Here is another great thing to check out: My friend Ali was just nominated for “The Moms Who Are Changing Your World” award in the inspiration category over at Babble. If she wins, $5000 will be donated to Ali’s two favorite charities. I have known Ali for many, many years and she deserves this award for many reasons. Please consider going to vote for her HERE. (Way to go, Ali! Proud of you, too.)


A few people asked about the class structure of my upcoming Inspiration Showcase class. Here is a bit about it:

Each row of the canvas represents a category of techniques – from resist to finishing touches to Distress Inks and more.  On the first day of class, I will walk you through the first row and all of the techniques. On the second day, I’ll share cards using these techniques, along with a project from a guest artist. On day three, I will present the second row and day four will provide card ideas with those techniques. This will continue through the class days. I will then end the class with alternative canvas designs and cards using sketches and elements from the canvases. So, you will be have reason to check out the class every day for videos!

Thank you to everyone who has signed up already!

Have a good one.


26 CommentsBasic Grey, Cool links, Hero Arts, How-To, Videos

  1. Your son is adorable. Love his sunglasses. :) And the card is super cute. I’m signed up for the class and can’t wait to see all the techniques. Thanks for the other links.

  2. June K.

    Colin is such a cutie. I’m glad he liked school. I saw your tutorial on the Hero Arts blog this morning and loved it. I am going to have to try this technique out. Thanks so much for the inspirations you give me with each blog you post.

  3. Tere

    Colin is adorable!!!!!

    I’m so trilled that the stamps and punches match, I have both punches, now I HAVE to get me the stamps!!!! Thank You so much for the video, as always is fabulous.

  4. Super cute card! I love those clouds!

  5. Julie in Edmonds

    Love, love, love your card and the video is done beautifully. I remember my daughters’ first day of school (she’s now 14 and will soon have her first day of HIGH SCHOOL – gasp!). It was much harder on me than it was on her; she was excited to meet all these new friends. :)

  6. You are amazing! I love love your style and your videos are very helpful….I learn something from you with each one. You are just a true inspiration to me…its awesome how you balance your success into your family life and it seems to just all work. Thank you so much for being such a great role model. Best of luck to you always! Cindy ScrappyV

  7. Candy

    Loved all the info in this video…the stamps matching the punch and how you stamped onto the plain card…all these wonderful ideas. Thanks so much!

  8. Elizabeth

    Thank you so much for that fabulous tutorial…such a special card….very cute. Great pics of Colin in the bus too…love it!

  9. Dolly/scrapthat

    EEK is right! You lost your mojo??! You need to go peek at your canvas Jennifer!

  10. Great tutorial!!! Thank you so much for sharing this adorable project!

  11. Angie in Utah

    Jennifer, what a fantastic card for your little one! I can think of so many fun ways to make more floating cards from your idea. Also, thank you for sharing what Kristina is trying to do for Diabetes. I love that.
    God bless you and your darling family!
    Angie in Utah :)

  12. Awwww! Colin looks very happy and proud sitting on the bus!
    I have a feeling it was a lot harder on you, then on him. I’m sure it was a bittersweet day and they’ll be so many more! He’s such a handsome li’l guy and I LOVE the adorable card you created for him.

    NOTE: To anyone who is wondering about the Inspiration Showcase - I took the workshop with Jennifer in person, when she visited my LSS, this past April, and I LOVED it. So much so, that I am taking it again and can’t wait to create a second canvas. Even if you are not one who would necessarily like a canvas – I know you’ll LOVE simply learning all the awesome techniques and this is jam packed full of them! I’ve already signed up, bought some new stamps and supplies and can’t wait to begin.

    I also took the Summer Card Camp Classes and totally LOVED them! I can not imagine anyone that would not love this workshop! See you there! :)

    Happy Crafting !
    Lisa

  13. Christy Beans

    There is no end to your awesomeness. Colin is a lucky kid. =]

  14. Cynthia B.

    Great card! Love the “floating” technique – I’ll have to try it out.
    Glad that Colin had an awesome time in Kindergarten! :)

  15. Trena

    Cute picture of Colin on the bus! Does this mean you are no longer in Montessori?

  16. So cute Jennifer! Thanks as always for the awesome inspiration.

  17. Sandra ltb

    cute card!
    Sandra ltb

  18. Mendi Yoshikawa

    Adore this card of yours–so darling! Happy to hear I’m not the only one who has issues with loosing my mojo. ;)

    Colin looks adorable on his first day of school! We walk my youngest daughter to her first day of Kindergarten tomorrow, but I’m sorta the opposite and can’t wait to have some alone time. I think I will struggle to decide whether to catch up on a bunch of chores or do something fun for myself. :)

  19. Mary Ann Huntington

    What a fun card. I’m anxious to try out your technique for floating. I’ve never seen this done before. First day of school is so hard on parents. So glad you got through it! Oh yeah and Colin too!

  20. Edna Siu

    Wow, it is incredible, the punches are so matched as if they were designed for each other by the two companies, which are obviously not.
    And I am super excited of having a chance to win both products to play with. Thanks so much.

  21. super cool! love how you created the floating elements. thank you so much for the video!

  22. Kristin

    I didn’t know that the studio calico clouds matched the fiskars punch–perfect! And the clouds fit perfectly with this card.
    Glad Colin is loving school…and hope it is getting easier for you as the week progresses

  23. super cute Jennifer! Love it!

  24. Sharon D from Canada

    I totally love your bus card, Jennifer – so cute! And your little man is adorable!!! Glad to hear that you both ‘survived’ his first day in kindergarten!

  25. I loved this video – so cute to have everything really ‘floating’ not fixed on acetate! I’m sorry your mojo took a hike – mine has too …. would you mind *very* much if yours got lost and found its way to my house??? (WISH!)

  26. Barbara Ghigliotty

    I’m so glad you added a few pics of Colin on his first day of school! He looks SO CUTE…AND SO HAPPY!!! Bless his little heart, and I hope he has a wonderful year in Kindergarten!!!

    Thanks for the great idea to make cards ~ I’ll be making them for my granddaughter!

    Barb G.

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