Clear Card – seize the cupcake
Today I thought I would try making one of those awesome clear cards I’ve been seeing everywhere. I knew it wouldn’t be too hard to find some double sided papers that I loved both sides of so I pulled some October Afternoon papers from my stash and set to work.
First I cut my Clear Acrylic Sheet in half so when I fold it it is the standard A2 card size. I used my bone folder to get a really good crease.
Next I cut down my background paper, punched the edge and adhered it to the acrylic. I used a clear liquid glue sparingly all over the backside of the paper so that it would dry smooth and you wouldn’t have distinct lines from a tape runner visible.
For the front of the card I used about a 12″ piece of the EM01 Net Ribbon which is one of my favorites. I simple wrapped it around the front of my card. The trick here is to hide the ends of the ribbon on the front of the card. I just used a bit of Scor-Tape and stuck the ends into it really well. The Scor-Tape is clear so its hardly visible through the layers of ribbon.
Then I added my front piece which I layered and then rounded the corners on and stamped “Seize the Cupcake” on it. I also stamped and colored the Cupcake Image with my Copic Markers.
I added my sentiment on the inside along with a little blank strip so I can sign it. I’m looking forward to finding more ways to mix my gorgeous May Arts Ribbon with my package of Clear Acrylic Sheets soon!
Blog post by: Mandie Wade