Scrapbooking and card making supplies in Canada
Layered Window With Dimension Tutorial
I’ve known about this wedding for months! In fact, I’ve made a photo folio for the wedding months ago & shared it on the blog recently. How could I possibly forget a card?! With limited time, I had to make a card. Here’s what I came up with. It’s a quick, easy and can easily be made for any occasion.
- This is a 5 x 7″ card. I used Neenah 110lb Solar White cover weight cardstock (sold only in store & by special request online) for the base.
- First I created a template for my card to avoid mistakes with expensive cardstock – which can be used for future cards. For the template I cut two pieces of Neenah solar white cardstock 80lb cover weight at 5 x 7″. I chose the Spellbinders Labels Fourteen. On one piece of cardstock I placed where I wanted my larger “window” & secured with painter’s tape (washi or post-it note paper works too if you don’t have a magnetic platform). I ran it through my die cutting machine. I then placed the cut cardstock onto the other piece & centered the smaller die & secured it in place. I removed the previously cut piece & ran the cardstock with the secured die through the machine. Now I have two pieces with perfectly placed “windows”.
- Now that I have my templates I can confidently cut my expensive cardstock for the card. For the base I chose American Craft’s White Glitter Cardstock and for the top front panel I chose Best Creation’s Basic Glitter Vineyard paper. Cut your papers to 5 x 7″ like you did for the templates. Start with the larger window, therefore the top front panel. Place your template with the large window onto your paper & place the coordinating die in the cutout. Secure in place & cut. Do the same with the small window & your base paper.
- I wanted a slight border around the top front panel, so I cut 1/8″ off each side of the piece with the larger window. Make sure you cut from all sides, otherwise your windows will not match up!
- I used 3d Foam Adhesive to pop up both layers onto my card base for extra dimension.
- The butterflies are Cheery Lynn Designs Butterfly #18 Set & are cut from the white glitter cardstock. I used a couple old Sizzix Sizzlits dies & cut out of scrap paper for the flourishes. The sentiment is from Cheery Lynn Designs mix & match word dies & is cut from the same scrap paper. Tip: Using the Art Institute Glitter Glue with the Ultra fine metal tip is perfect for gluing the flourishes & sentiment! It goes on super finely, does not require much glue, dries clear & leaves no residue if it seeps out!