Hello friends, this is Monica from Needle & Paper!
I’m sharing today this card which itself is very simple but with a cool twist, it features a completely clear front panel with the Sunshine of Hope Sunflower as a detail.
For this technique you’re going to need a laminator and laminating pouches. Any brand will do. I started by placing the laminating pouch on the stamping platform, opened the pouch and stamped the sunflower image using a white pigment ink, (these ones work best for stamping on this material). I then closed the pouch and ran it through the laminator. Now the image is permanently inside the pouch. This will create the first front panel.
This card actually has two front panels, the clear one and the color one. For the color panel, I used a piece of yellow cardstock, inked the edges with a similar colour ink, stamped the sunflower again, added white embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I glued it to an A2 card base.
To connect both panels, I created a hinge by scoring a piece of cardstock ¼” 3 times and folded it in the manner of a fan. Then I glued the open edges of the hinge together and let it dry. I then adhered the hinge to the colour panel, on one side, and then to the clear panel on top. I also adhered a strip of yellow cardstock on top to hide the hinge and the tape. Now you have a card with two front panels both able to open and close. To finish this card, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the same set and also added a few sequins from the Radiant Pineapple kit.
I made this short tutorial that demonstrates the process. I invite you to watch it and I hope you get excited about trying this technique.
Thanks so much for visiting the blog again. See you next time!
Check out the supplies I used from Studio Katia store: