Clear & Sheer – Day 4

This is my final homework card for the Clear & Sheer class over at Online Card Classes. I have thoroughly enjoyed this class and learned so much! I’ve only scratched the surface of the techniques presented during the class. Over time, I’m sure you’ll be seeing more use of vellum and window sheets in my designs.

Mel's Card Corner | Clear Thank You

This card takes the use of window sheet/acetate to an entirely new level for me. Rather than using it as a shaker window or as a decorative element like I did in yesterday’s card, this time I used the window sheet for the actual card base. For some added interest, I embossed the front of the card using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder (retiring). It’s kind of difficult to photo since the card is clear, but this photo captures it a bit.

Mel's Card Corner | Clear Thank You

I stamped the thank you sentiment from the A Whole Lot of Lovely hostess set (retiring) from Stampin’ Up!® using Lost Lagoon ink (retiring) on white cardstock. I punched it out using the 2.5″ circle punch (retiring) and adhered it to the front of the card using Tear & Tape.  To hide the adhesive on the inside of the card, I cut a piece Lost Lagoon cardstock using a larger circle from the Circles Framelits Dies (retiring) and adhered it behind the white circle using Tear & Tape on the inside of the card sandwiching the window sheet in between.

Mel's Card Corner | Clear Thank You

To create a signature panel for my card, I repeated the same basic process on the back of the card. I adhered the Lost Lagoon on the back of the card making sure to line it up with the Lost Lagoon circle on the inside front of the card. I did this by placing the card face down on my work surface which made it very easy to line up. I then adhered a plain 2.5″ circle of white cardstock on the inside back of the card. To finish off the card, I added medium size rhinestones in the centers of three of the flowers on the front of the card.

Until next time …

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  1. Kim says:

    Mel, normally I’m a lurker but I just had to break with tradition and tell you you have really rocked this class. I took it as well. I think you should have been one of the teachers!

  2. Sharon Underwood says:

    Great card! I followed the same pattern, but you seem to have had an easier time with it than I did. I love the Lost Lagoon & just ordered the ink & cardstock before it’s gone for good. Can you buy that sentiment set you used or is it just for hostesses?

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks, Sharon! The sentiment isn’t available for general purchase since it’s a hostess set. It’s only available with a qualifying $150 or higher order which can be either a large individual purchase or a combination of smaller purchases through a workshop. You can find all of the current hostess sets in the Stampin’ Rewards section of the catalog or online store.

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