This technique is an oldie-but-goodie if you ask me! The simple art of taking a plain piece of paper, cutting a shape out of the CENTER of it, and then using that opening as your framework for your card...like so:
Look how the flowers jut POP in the little window frame you made. HINT: make sure your template leaves plenty of room around the outside of your window so you do not get ink on the card when sponging. I used a craft sponge to add the color to both of these cards first - and then stamped the remainder of the design over the frame.
I love the tone-on-tone look of this card. I think it looks elegant. I suppose it might be helpful to take a picture of the actual template I made - but then I would have had to take a picture of that before I threw it out. I'll have to work on that for you! Give it a try and let me know how you like it.
What makes me who I am? My faith, my family, my passion for all things that involve stamping, and music.
I am married to the sweetest man on earth, have 2 beautiful children, and 4 amazing grandchildren - who could ask for more.