Thursday, December 16, 2010

Clear Christmas Cards


Here is the cards we made for the November Club Meeting.  We did a few differnent things with these...generation stamping, rock and roll and we also decorated a clear card. 

Clear cards are awesome to decorate. But there are a few tricks to decorating them. First off there is a protective plastic coating on BOTH sides of the clear cards that you must remove before you attach your cardstock. You can do this by scratching your fingernail along a corner until it starts to lift then just peel back along the whole card. Then repeat that for the other side.

Another thing to think about is the adhesive you will use. Liquid glue will not work. The best thing that I have found to use is the ATG gun, that I use (my all time favorite adhesive) or Liquid glass. These will work the best. Also you must think about where you place your adhesive, so it does not show on the back side. For this reason I keep my adhesive a little ways in from the edge of the cardstock I am gluing. Also I place another piece of cardstock on the back to cover the adhesive on the back side.

Now for the fun part…I place some of the smaller elements on the front of the clear card and the larger pieces on the inside of the card to give it that 3D look you are going for. The best thing is to just sit down and play with it so you can see for yourself just how fun these clear cards can be.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Mistletoe paper X7130B

Cranberry, New England Ivy and White Daisy Cardstock
Cranberry and New England Ivy Ink
Colonial White Edge Anchors
Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon Z1103
All The Best stamp set B1357
Just for the Holidays Stamp set D1380
Christmas Melodies Stamp set D1324
Clear Scallop Circle cards Z1309
Liquid Glass Z679
Paper Shapers 1 ¼, 1 ½ circle punch
Paper Shapers 2 inch scalloped circle punch
Martha Stewart Rings border punch
Nesties Standard circles small
Nesties Standard Circles large

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