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Monday, October 31, 2011

Acetate Window Card

Today's card was the result of a swap. My swap partner sent me some elements - the snowflake paper, the tag, the button, and "falling snow" tag, and the punched snowflake on the inside of the card.  Here's the inside:
 As you can easily see, I stamped sentiments on the tag on the card front, and on the elements on the inside of the card.  The tricky part of this card is the acetate window, but that is made MUCH easier by the use of my Spellbinders dies and my Big Shot machine.  Here's what I did to make that window:
  • Glue background paper to purple card base.
  • Run card through Big Shot to cut out window (fold of card on side of cutting "sandwich" - plastic plate, then die with cut-side up, then upside-down card front, then plastic plate, then card back.)
  • Cut acetate (in this case I used leftover plastic packaging from something or other) with slightly larger die and glue in place behind the window (I used my ATG)
  • Cut frame for inside of window using two nestability dies - one slightly larger and one slightly smaller than the one used for the acetate - and attach to inside of window, hiding the glued edge of the acetate.
Because I glued something to the front of the acetate window, I added that "magic" bit to the inside to hide the back of it.

This card also shows the lovely feathered edge that torn mulberry paper can give you (the purple strip on the front & mat on the inside of the card).

1 comment:

Karenliz said...

Cheryl! I love your card. I shy away from window cards for some reason but you gave me a great idea for a few Christmas cards!

Also, thanks so much for your comments on my blog!