Layered Window With Dimension Tutorial

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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.

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  • 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”.

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  • 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.  20170615_175654  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!  wedding card
  • 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!

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