The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of purple card stock. I used Cricut Design Space to slice the images of a rectangle (5 1/4"x4") and the window to create a negative space in the shape of the window, then cut that using turquoise card stock. I embossed that piece with the Ornamental Iron Cuttlebug embossing folder.
The tree is a rubber stamp that I had in my stash. I stamped it with embossing ink, then covered it with gold embossing powder. I cut it out using the Brother Scan 'n' Cut 2. I then added some purple Stickles to the branches of the tree. The hillside was cut using the Stitched Hillside Borders die by Lawn Fawn. I then covered it in Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.
I cut a blacked out shadow of the window in white, the embossed it with the Snowflake Swirl embossing folder by Darice. I used a piece of acetate to make the window look more realistic. The turquoise shadow, white window pane, and the acetate are adhered to the turquoise background, then adhered to the card with foam tape for dimension. I added a touch of turquoise glitter around the edges of the window for sparkle.
The sentiment and the banner are both from My Craft Spot. The sentiment was stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I adhered the middle of the banner with two layers of foam tape and adhered the ends with glue dots.
I cut a turquoise mat at 5 1/4"x4" and a white mat at 5 1/8"x3 7/8." I stamped the swirls in embossing ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped in grape jelly ink by Tsukineko. Both the swirls and the sentiment were from My Craft Spot.
I made this card for the current challenge at Daring Cardmakers. It is to use three elements from the photo on your card.
I was inspired by the turquoise and purple color palette, the gold accents, and the window.