Good day to you! The other day I was checking out a sneak peak for Papertrey Ink and was inspired to create this friendship card. The PI card had a clear window in the centre with a square piece of stamped card stock stuck in the middle of it so it looked like it was floating. That got me to thinking about trying to create a window with a heat embossed image on it. So I tried it and it worked!
Wow! I thought the results would be some serious melting and maybe a fire but I am so thrilled with the outcome! I will definitely be trying other cards and things using this technique. Anyway, down to business…
I cut the card shape with the fancy tag cutout in the middle using my Cricut and the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge. The paper is from the Pemberley Paper Pack.
Next I took an 8.5×11 transparency sheet (remember those old overhead projectors?) and cut it down to a size slightly bigger than my window cutout. Using one of the frames and silhouettes from the Sweet Moments stamp set I stamped the image onto the transparency with Versamark, being careful not to smudge it. As you can see in the photo I did not push hard enough on the bottom of the stamp so the ink didn’t transfer totally – oops! Nevertheless, I went ahead and covered it with black embossing powder and heated it using my heat tool. This worked great. The plastic didn’t even curl or pucker like I thought it might.
I taped the the image to the inside of the card using double sided tape. I also glued a piece of Vanilla Cream card stock to the inside back of the card. This helps show off the image a bit better than the pattern that was on the back side of the DP I used for the card. I cut out a black frame and glued it on around the window and stuck a few prefab flowers up in the corner. This signifies the bouquet mentioned in the sentiment, which leads me to the last step. I cut out a tag with the Cricut and stamped the sentiment using Indian Corn Blue ink. The edges were also inked with the same Indian Corn Blue as well as Creme Brulee. I popped it up using foam tape and added the cream ribbon.
Voila! I love it and I hope you do too! Happy day and happy crafting!