Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Clear Cards

I love Close To My Heart's new Clear Cards (yes, that is what they are called. Very imaginative name, isn't it? Well, it's descriptive anyway.) They're $8.95 for a pack of 4 square cards and 4 scalloped cards (Z1309). It also includes self-sealing, clear envelopes, which is pretty cool.

This is a card we're making in class this month. I hope this inspires you to try to make one yourself!

When designing a clear card, just think about the different layers you usually use. So instead of putting the big patterned paper in the background on the front of the card, you're putting it on the inside of the card. It looks the same, but it's way more interesting. :)

Supplies Used: Cherry-O Creative Basics (X5810, $7.95), Cherry-O Paper Pack (X7123B, $12.95), White Daisy Just Blooms Paper Flowers (Z1300 - on sale! just $5.95), Summer Posies Just Blooms Paper Flowers (for the leaves) (Z822 - on sale! just $5.95), Basic Brad Assortment (Z1218, $4.95), Colonial White Designer Ribbon Rounds (Z1126, $7.95), Glue Dots (1772, $7.50), Tombow Mono Adhesive (1514, $8.95).

TIP: The Clear Cards have an opaque plastic cover on BOTH sides of the cards. You'll need to pull them off. To start the removal process, scratch a little bit off with your fingernail. It should pull right off. If the card is opaque, you still have plastic on it. If it's totally clear, the plastic has been removed.

Another Tip: You need to use some sort of flexible adhesive for the plastic cards. Tombow works great for this. Plus it's clear.

I rounded the corners of the square paper. (Shhh, my favorite corner rounder is made by Creative Memories.)

I made the words on the inside line up under the words on the outside of the card. Then it's like a little surprise!