Sunday, April 15, 2018

Laurel Burch Blossoming Woman Window Card by Judi Kauffman for The Queen’s Ink

Window cards are such fun and so easy! Simply fold a long strip of cardstock in thirds, hand- or die-cut a window in the middle section (this section becomes the card front), glue something behind the window opening, fold in one of the side panels to line the card front and the other side panel becomes the inside/back.

If you're going to do a lot of stamping or stenciling, don't put anything behind the window until all panels are finished. It's much easier to work when the long sheet is still flat.

This project is a tad narrower than standard A2 size when folded. Each panel is 4” wide rather than 4.25” (the usual A2 width) but is the standard 5.5” height. You can make two window cards from one 12” x 12” sheet of cardstock!

The photo below shows the inside of the card with the panel on the left glued behind the window panel. (Look closely and you'll see where the cut edge meets the fold to the left of the large butterfly.)
This is an ‘FYI’ project: For Your Inspiration! No instructions this time since I think the photos tell the entire story – I used black ink, markers, and cardstock in three colors (one for the card, one for the face, and one for the sentiment). The face is fussy-cut and backed with cork pattern paper.
I used colored pencils for eye shadow and to highlight the woman’s nose. To unify everything and tone it down a bit, I used a stiff-bristle brush to streak on some white paint.

At the time this project was completed, all cling-mounted rubber stamps were in stock at The Queen’s Ink. If you’re looking at this someday as part of the blog archive that might not be the case, but if the stamps haven’t been discontinued they can be special ordered! A side note: There are matching die sets for each of the stamp sets.


  • Laurel Burch Blossoming Woman (face) – Stampendous
  • Laurel Burch Imagine Butterflies (butterflies) – Stampendous 
  • Laurel Burch Magical Horses (sentiment stamp) – Stampendous
  • Black ink
  • Markers of choice
  • Colored pencils of choice
  • White gel pen
  • White acrylic paint
  • Stiff paintbrush
  • Square cutting die (2”) or craft knife, ruler, and cutting mat


  1. This is really clever and so pretty, Judi! Thanks so much for sharing. Love the "distressed" look that you added to the card, very fun!

  2. I like the addition of the distressed look. VERY COOL