Welcome to the second Design-abilities Blog Hop! When the Spellbinders® Blog Team wanted to do something fresh, fun, and creative to bring our team together, we decided to have a blog hop on the 16th of every other month, linking to each designer. Before we get started, we want to let you know this blog hop is just for creative inspiration; we are not sponsored by Spellbinders Paper Arts®. Sometimes we might not all be able to participate, but we would still encourage you to visit all of the Blog Team Members and check out their blogs. You will find a variety of ideas for die cutting, papercrafting, mixed media, DIY projects, jewelry, home decor, lots of tutorials, and techniques.
Okay, on to my card: I've mentioned it earlier, but I've really been drawn to white cards this year. Maybe staring at snow all winter has something to do with that! I've had window dies in my stash for quite a while and hadn't used them before. This one, Window Three, reminded me of a church window, and I knew that it would make a perfect Christmas card.
I chose some shimmery white cardstock to cut both my card base and my pieces from, except for the translucent window, which I cut from a cover-weight vellum. Above you see the placement for the inside of the window, to allow light to pass through my vellum piece, which I cut with only the larger die template for a solid, un-paned piece. I used glue to attach the outer window piece to the vellum piece, then foam tape to attach the window to the card base with a window pane cutout. After getting my window cut in the card base, I used a Simplicity M-Bossabilties folder to add texture to the card front.
The tag is stamped with a JustRite Christmas set, embossed in detail silver embossing powder, and then cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags die template.
Here is one more view, with light shining into the side of the card so that you can see the effect of the vellum window. I'd love it if you had time to visit my blog team friends as well, though not everyone is able to participate each month. Thank you for visiting today!