Friday, March 28, 2014

Get Well Card

 Today I tried to dream up something different to show you.  I designed a "see through window" card.  The card size is 6"x6".  Below I have a tutorial to show you how I created the window with a piece of clear card stock; you could recycle acetate from some of your craft supplies or use a transparency, for the window.  The embossed frame was created using the Embossalicious embossing folder.   The green frame was die cut using the Memory Box "Twirling Vine Frame" die.  The pretty little pink and blue flowers were created using Susan's Garden Quince dies. I love having these small quince dies because I can create so many different little flowers with them.  They were die cut using white card stock and I sponged ink on the edges of the petals.  Yellow Flower Soft was added for the stamens.  The yellow flowers are Susan's Garden Forsythia.  They were glued to a folded piece of brown wired Sisal Rope. I am sure you will want to watch Susan's video for creating these pretty flowers at this LINK.  You can add extra leaves, pearls and a bow to complete the card.

Here is a view of the card from the side.  A piece of design paper was attached to the inside of the card and shows through the clear card stock window for a background to the flowers.

 You can see the reflection in the clear card stock window.

 Inside of the card.

Tutorial on creating the die cut window and inserting the clear card stock and die cut frame.

 I first centered the Memory Box Twirling Vine Frame on the front of the 6"x6" card.  I use the Sizzix Magnetic Platform to hold the die cut in place.  This platform is great because you do not have to use tape to hold your dies in place. I only need the outline of the Twirling Vine Frame for this step, so will save the actual white Twirling Vine Frame die cut for another use.

 Next I attach the clear card stock (slightly smaller than the front of the card) to the inside of the card, using double sided tape.

The Memory Box, Twirling Vine Frame is die cut using green card stock.

 Place the green Twirling Vine Frame, over the clear card stock, inside the white card stock frame, and tape it down along the edges using regular clear (Scotch) tape.  Make sure you don't get the tape into the inside of the frame, or it will show on the front -- just catch the edges of the frame with the tape. 

 To cover up the tape and make the inside of the card look nice use another piece card stock and die cut the frame.  If your machine will die cut two thickness of card stock, it is easiest to die cut this at the same time you do step no 1.  If not, you can place the die cut frame over the opening, matching it perfectly, and draw lines out the outside edge to create a "cover" for the inside of the card  - it should be approximately 6"x6".   It will look like the picture above.  Using double sided tape attach this piece over the acetate. This will give you a nice finished look to the inside of your card.

You can purchase the following products from Ellen Hutson, LLC:

 Susan's Garden Quince dies
Susan's Garden Forsythia dies
 Memory Box Twirling Vine Frame die
Sizzix Magnetic Platform
Glue Glider Pro Tool

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12 comments:

Rita said...

Wonderful Get Well card Selma. It would most certainly make someone feel better. I love the floral bouquet, it really is so stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Jean McKenzie said...

What a beautiful card Selma! I just love all the flowers. I follow your blog and am in awe of all the gorgeous projects you create.

Kittie said...

Selma, your see thru Swirl Vine frame is stunning and your flowers are gorgeous. So beautiful and creative.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the spring flowers you have created and that bow just finishes it off. Well done!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card.

annekescardart said...

What a lovely card. It looks like spring. The birds are very busy at the moment. Thanks for showing Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card...floral display is so pleasing. Love seeing how you use these handmade flowers!

Marti

Leanne ... said...

You truly dreamt up a lovely idea for this one Selma. The flowers are just gorgeous. I love the way it opens and the flowers stay on the front as it opens. Nice directions also.
Hugs...Leanne

Eva Van Buuren said...

Selma, you have made a wonderful card with GORGEOUS flowers! Very nice idea, the see thru the frame, I love it!
Hugs, Eva.

Gayle Gross said...

absolutely gorgeous card! made my first daffodil yesterday and am hooked! love the new flowers too! thank you for the great tutorial!

Paula said...

this card is stunning, what a work of art!

Shirley Ross said...

Absolutely lovely and thank you for sharing the fold technique!! Love that bow, the background, the flowers, and the beautiful fold!!

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