Friday, February 17, 2017

let me make myself perfectly CLEAR

at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ this week, i mean. our new prompt is called "it came upon a midnight clear" and we want to see... (can you guess?!) cards with at least one see-through element! what kind of element, you ask? howsabout: glass, a transparency, some vellum, acetate or "ghost" shapes, clear stickers, lucite buttons, shrink plastic... in other words, whatever you like! basically, if you can see through it --and figure out how to attach it!-- you can link it up! i made a card on a transparency base. i LOVE making those! riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight up to the time i have to (clumsily) photograph them. (grrrr.) but i think you can get the idea of what i've done, right?

snowflake transparency base: the late, great, hambly screen prints; patterned paper: kaisercraft; poinsettia flowers and glitter snowflake: michaels; blue clear-edge bling, clear swirl bling, small round brad and wide glitter winter washi: eyelet outlet; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, gluedots

i've only got a few precious hambly holiday transparency sheets left; despite the fact that my lovely blogging partner and crafty bff, stephanie, has managed to find a few more for me each year since hambly have gone out of business. this year she also found something called foiled acetate, from a new-to-me brand called hunkydory that i really like, as well. for this card i followed the current sketch saturday layout and had a fun time deciding which elements of the sketch should be placed on the outside of the card (the snowflake/poinsettia stack, plus the bling swirl and gorgeous new extra-wide glitter winter washi tape from eyelet outlet) and which on the inside (a cardstock mat from kaisercrafts's "silver bells" line).    

of course, you don't need to make a clear card, just use at least one clear element!!! need a little more inspiration? check out the gorgeous card stephanie made this week at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!


  1. Beautiful card Lauren, Hunkydory are massive over here I have 3 sheets of printed acetate in my stash for over 5 years never use them. Maybe I'll whip one out soon and give it and airing!

  2. Gorgeous card, awesome use of the EO embellies. I'm going to try to have one finished before 22 hours to go. lol.

  3. That winter washi is THE BOMB... serene card.


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