Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Clear Sentiment

Bought myself a how-to book called "Clearly Cards", full of neat samples of cards and tags made with clear plastic and just had to try one out. Made this card for mil's birthday using transparency plastic. The book actually recommends using a heavier gauge plastic but since I didn't have any I decided to give it a whirl using a sheet of transparency plastic instead. The card turned out a bit flimsy because the plastic wasn't thick enough but I guess the overall look was the same. Had fun layering the different elements on the inside and outside of the card to get a dimmensional effect.

Here's a side view of the card to show the layers.

Can't really tell from the photos but I used glitter cardstock from DCWV to do all the cuts except the butterfly. Sorta liked the way it gave the card a kind of subtle bling.
The flowers, heart and swirly green thing are all Sizzix dies.

This butterfly is definitely one of my favorite
Quickutz Revolution dies. Love the intricate and detailed cuts on this butterfly, which makes it seem so different than any other Quickutz die. Really wish Quickutz would do more like this. I adhered folded squares of a heavier gauge plastic behind its wings to give it the dimensional pop. Edges of the card were inked with black Stazon and rub ons are Heidi from Making Memories.


Brens Designs said...

I love your Plastic card! Totally awesome idea.

"Um Buggin" said...

Eunice this if Gorgeous!! I love the clear cards, they really can be fun to create. You did an awesome job on this one, sure MIL will love it. TFS


Joy said...

cute card! I think that butterfly is pretty too!!! TFS!

Jean said...

Love the butterfly, Eunice!! BTW, I stamped Maddy on cardstock. :)

Teri said...

Wowee Eunice! Such a cool card! I love that butterfly! Hope your MIL enjoys this beautiful creation!

Denise said...

Very creative, beautiful card!