Frosted Moroccan Window Card

I was very excited to get my August Card Kit in the mail from Simon Says Stamp because I haven’t used a lot of stencils in my card-making.  I couldn’t get Morocco out of my head for obvious reasons, so I decided to take that inspiration and make a tropical-themed card with a Moroccan-style window:
I designed the window shape myself in Silhouette Studio and cut this out of some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, then inked the edge of the window with a gold pigment ink marker from Inkadinkado.  The frosted window insert was made using the stencil from the kit, Versamark ink, and clear embossing powder on an overhead projector sheet.  Here is a detail shot to show the great frosted texture you get using this technique:

For the background, I just inked up my white card base with “Broken China” and “Tea Dye” Distress inks, stamped a bird image from Inkadinkado’s “Day at the Beach” set in Versafine Onyx Black, and added a palm tree cut on my Cameo using this design from the Silhouette Online Store.  
I finished the card front off with a couple of flower images from TPC Studio’s “Summertime Relaxin'” set colored with Spectrum Noir markers, a sliver of patterned paper from the My Mind’s Eye “Up and Away” collection (included in the card kit), and a sentiment and banner from the “Card-Exchanging Friends” set (also included in the kit) stamped in Calypso Coral from Stampin’ Up and Versafine Onyx Black.  The colors on this card fit the 5th color scheme provided in the “Week 3 Additional Combos” of Summer Card Camp 2 as well.
I’d love to hear any comments you may have, and thanks for stopping by!