Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle See Through Card {01.27.2018}

Hello, Designer Chris here. I created a see-through card with one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's new January reveal stamp sets, and some Tonic Dies. Let's check out the card and the instructions below.

Supply List:
Ornate Greetings stamp set [00-880P5]
Swallowtail Butterflies stamp set [00-856P6]
Roses In My Heart stamp set [00-879P6]
White Detail embossing powder [EP298]
Amethyst embossing powder [EP199]
Spring Willow embossing powder [EP388]
Amour embossing powder [EP314]
Tangerine glitter [GM2043]
Butterscotch glitter [GM2051]
3/4" Tear-ific Tape [SAT05]
Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Clear Embossable Acetate [99602]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Tonic Verdi's Waves Flourish die set [1760e]
Tonic Swirling Frame Layering die set [1462e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I treated a sheet of Clear Embossable Acetate with my Anti Static Bag and placed it into my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I placed two of the Ornate Greetings sentiments onto the acetate, and closed the lid of the platform to pick up the stamps onto the lid part of the platform. Then, I inked up the stamps with Versamark ink and stamped them onto the acetate. I sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set the sentiments. Then, I turned the acetate over, treated the back with my Anti Static Bag, and stamped two of the butterflies from the Swallowtail Butterflies stamp set. I sprinkled on Spring Willow for one butterfly, and Amethyst embossing powder on the other. I heat set these too. I die cut some black cardstock using my Tangerine (AWESOME!) machine and Tonic's Verdi's Waves Flourish die set. More on this below.... But, now here is a closeup of the sentiments and butterflies.

Here is the card opened, looking from the inside of the front of the card through to the front. See how it is see through! Thank you Clear Embossable Acetate!!! Woot woot!

To create the card, I cut some purple cardstock with my Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine (cuts through everything like buttah!). I scored it in half, then placed one of the Tonic's Swirling Frame Layering die set with one side just over the scored line and ran it through my Tangerine. This cut the card base into the shape of the die. Then, I die cut some white cardstock using Tonic's Swirling Frame Layering die set to layer inside the card. I added glitter (more on this below!) and an embossed sentiment.

Here is a close up of the inside sentiment, from Roses In My Heart stamp set. I positioned the die cut card panel inside my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, placed the stamp where I wanted it, swung the lid shut to grab the stamp, treated my cardstock with Anti Static Bag, and inked up the sentiment with Versamark ink. I sprinkled on Amour embossing powder onto the sentiment, and then heat set it. I LOVE this color! I love how the varying shades of pink pop out but still blend together so well. Just gorgeous.

I also added glitter behind the frame using 3/4" Tear-ific Tape. I used Tangerine and Butterscotch microfine glitters. Here is a close up of the two colors behind the swirling frame die cut.

Okay, here is information on how I created the different parts of this card. After I stamped and embossed the butterflies and sentiments onto the Clear Embossable Acetate panel, I squeezed a huge dollop of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive onto the back of the acetate. I squirted on some Distress Ink refill ink and swirled the ink into the adhesive. After the entire back of the acetate was covered in inky adhesive, I pressed the Verdi's Waves Flourishes that I die cut from black cardstock. Then, to seal everything in, I pressed a sheet of white tissue paper (that I had crumbled up then smoothed back open) onto the adhesive. I set this aside to dry.

Here is a photo of the front of the acetate, after it dried but before I did anything else to it.

After the ink and adhesive dried, I trimmed the Clear Embossable Acetate to the size I needed. As noted above, I die cut the card panel using the Swirling Frame Layering die set and then cut out the middle of the front card panel to create a big hole in the front of the card. I sized the embossed and inked acetate to the aperature of the card front. I die cut another Swirling Frame Layering die with cardstock to use as the other half of the sandwich so that I could adhere the acetate inside the front of the card, and then layering the additional frame I cut to cover the edges and seal it all together.

Here is the frame that I die cut for the inside of the card. I slightly trimmed the inside edge of the frame so that the card could easily close.

I turned the die cut frame panel over. I adhered 3/4" Tear-ific Tape to the "open holes" of the frame edge. I made sure all the holes were covered, but that the tape didn't stick out over the outside edge of the frame.

I turned the frame back over, and chose two glitters to press into the "holes" on the frame. I used Tangerine and Butterscotch microfine glitters.

I wanted the two colors to be separate, but also blend together. I sprinkled on the Tangerine glitter onto some of the places of the frame. I pressed the glitter with my finger tool and burnished in the glitter. I brushed the remaining glitter off with my Glitter Brush and then repeated with the Butterscotch glitter. Then, I removed the release paper of the Tear-ific Tape and then pressed the glittered frame into my card for the inside. Using Tear-ific tape to "fill" the holes from the backside, and then pressing glitter through the front is a really great way to add awesome glitter to anything!!

I really like how the front panel is see through. When the card is closed, the colors of the front don't quite show up as bright as they really are. But once you open the card and see through the front, it is really bright, you can see the sentiments on the front, butterflies on the back, the Flourishes dies inside and all the bright colors. It is like stained glass - pretty as it is, but once the light shines through it, WOW! Incredible :) Remember to post your amazing creations into our Creative Challenge on Facebook. The January challenge just closed, and February's will open soon. All you need to do is use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image, rubber or digi. And, you can access FREE digi stamps as well, if you don't have any. Check it out on our Facebook page!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Love the stained glass look that you achieved here Chris! Great colors with the white embossing really popping against the background. Great tutorial!

  2. Just saw your card on the SNS blog, dropping by to say MAGICAL card!
    LOVE your acetate panel - WOW!
    Feeling INSPIRED ... I NEED to use my acetate for more than just shakers from now on :)