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Winter Window Techniques

Hi there! Today I am sharing a few fun techniques for creating winter window scenes. This is a fun backdrop for any cute winter images!

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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Creating winter window scenes is so much fun. The forest stamp from the Simon Says Stamp / Gina K Designs Warmer With You Stamp Set looks amazing when white heat embossed on the acetate window! (This stamp set is part of STAMPtember. The set is a collaboration between the two companies and is available only at Simon Says Stamp with limited quantities.)

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created a frame for the Simon Says Stamp / Gina K Designs Warmer With You forest image by stacking several Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Die Cuts. For my first example, I filled the frame with lots of Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter. The movement and shine of this glitter is amazing!

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

On top, I added a cutie bunny from the Avery Elle Winter Wonderland Stamp Set and a sentiment from the Avery Elle Brrring on the Joy Stamp Set stamped on a My Favorite Things Essential Speech Bubbles Die Cut.

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next example also features a shaker window filled with Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter. This time I created the frame by stacking Avery Elle Shaker Tag Die Cuts.

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

That bird is from the Flora and Fauna Winter Aviary Stamp Set and the sentiment again is from the Avery Elle Brrring on the Joy Stamp Set on a My Favorite Things Essential Speech Bubbles Die Cut.

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I know some people aren’t big on shaker cards so I wanted to show another fun way to use the Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter. I started by covering a piece of blue cardstock with Be Creative Tape and lots of glitter. I then formed the frame with the stamped acetate window on top. This keeps the glitter from rubbing off.

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The cutie snowman is from the Simon Says Stamp / Gina K Designs Warmer With You Stamp Set. I added dots of Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops on the hat for dimension.

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also created a card for those of you who aren’t fans of glitter. To create the look of snow falling in the forest, I sprinkled on a tiny bit of white embossing powder on the acetate and heat set it from behind the acetate. It looks like snow flurries!

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added an adorable deer from the Avery Elle Winter Wonderland Stamp Set and a sentiment from the Avery Elle Brrring on the Joy Stamp Set stamped on a My Favorite Things Essential Speech Bubbles Die Cut.

Winter Window Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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60 thoughts on “Winter Window Techniques”

  1. Hi Jennifer ~ That Lawn Fawn chunky glitter really makes a huge impact on the background of these beautiful cards. That bunny is SO stinkin’ cute!! Thanks for stretching our crafty imaginations with your awesome examples. I hope you’re having a wonderful week. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters #prayforTexas

  2. I was trying to make a ‘dusting’ of gold over a card last week but failed – tried several things but didn’t get the effect you have shown on your card which is what I wanted. THANK you for your technique of heating from the back which is something I knew about but had forgotten. You never fail!

  3. Super cute winter window scenes!I’m not a huge glitter fan but it looks really nice on your cards :)Thank you for sharing your ideas 🙂

  4. Oh what fun! I totally forgot about using ep to make snow. I did that long ago on cardstock, so now I need to try it with acetate. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Jennifer!

  5. Awesome cards ! I always had a little bit of glitter in my winter shakers in addition of the sequins. Now I will probably try also the “only glitter” version.

  6. Oh what are you a genius, those backgrounds are so great. I have a lot of acetate but I don’t know if it is hearresitent,
    I have to give that a try. Those cards are so awsome, I go en make some for sure!
    Thanks for sharing this.

  7. So cute… I am getting excited for Christmas.. well, Christmas cards that is… I don’t want to rush past Halloween just yet. Thanks for sharing!

  8. You never cease to amaze me with your cleverness. I should have started a “Jennifer technique” file eons ago. LOL
    Very cute winter cards and beautifully displayed.
    Stamping hugs, Judy

  9. I do love sparkle and shine! Love the new-to-me technique of sprinkling embossing powder and heating from the back! You are just so clever! Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

  10. Adorable cards, Jennifer! Love the results you got using EP on acetate. Your snow looks so realistic. Thanks for all the great tips!

  11. I love to “make” winter scenery with cute creatures 🙂 (Not to live in it, tho ;)) So pretty! I love making shaker cards. 🙂

  12. Some really great ideas in here Jennifer, such adorable cards, all of them! How do you remember all these amazing things to do?? Or have time to think of them all before making the cards and doing the video. Takes me ages to think of one and they just seem to flow out of you! I love the idea of using glitter this way… now that I have swiffers I don’t hate it as much! I have some very light blue chunky glitter that needs to be used and would work well for this. Thank you thank you thank you for all the time and effort you put into inspiring us! Lisa x

  13. The glitter is amazing! I’m so happily surprised that the trees are stamped and embossed on acetate and not die-cuts! I just bought some of the Hot off the Press acetate after seeing your stained glass cards, so I have lots of inspiration now 🙂

  14. Just love Gina K’s new stamp set with the pine trees and cute snowmen. I also love the glitter you used – your cards look fabulous. Thinking of all the people in Texas and sending love and prayers from Australia.

  15. And I was so hoping I wouldn’t be buying more stuff when I watched this. Who was I kidding? lol. Just gorgeous, and I NEED the LF rectangle dies, the chunky glitter, the heat-proof acetate – and about 25 hours in my day to do all I want. You are a never-ending source of inspiration, and I thank you.

  16. These are so cute and make me want to get my Christmas cards started! Thanks for all the inspiration and great technique ideas!

  17. I love these cards and the technique you shared. Thank you for your continued ideas and inspiration for card making ideas.

  18. I have to admit how adorable I find all of your cards. You just make the best cards ever! I love sparkles so I love the glitter you used. I don’t think I have any chunky glitter but I have to look and see. I want that stamp set with the snowmen & the trees. I just got something from a company that says I won a $50 gift card from Simon Says but I e-mailed them to be sure it was from them because I get spam like that. Other times when I have won it’s from the person whose blog I was on where I won or the company itself. It looked like spam to me but if it’s not, I’m getting that among other things.
    I have to tell you something I don’t think I’ve told you before. I wanted to make a special card for my mom’s 90th birthday on July 29th. I wanted to make my first shaker card but I didn’t know how to go about making one for sure. I put on one of your shaker card video’s but don’t ask which one because I don’t remember. I didn’t have the right things for the card like you did for your card so I figured I would improvise with what I had on hand. I found some stickers that came in a round container. I used the top of the container as the part where I would put the shaker things in and then I glued it to the front of the card. It was either going to be an epic fail or it would work and hey, thanks to you and your video and my ingenuity, I made my first ever shaker card! I know I can’t post here so I will send it in an e-mail so you can see what you inspired. Thanks for inspiring me with all you do.
    Have you ever heard of a company called Queen & Co.? They make shaker card kits so you don’t have to buy everything separately or do what I did. I had the insides but nothing else. With them, you get everything but the insides, which I already have. Check them out. They are a small company which I love! I bought some from them and I can’t wait to make another one!

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