Creating a Clear Card

Happy Saturday everyone! I’m so glad you’re stopping by today as I am sharing a clear card featuring products from Neat & Tangled, Winnie & Walter and Pretty Pink Posh!

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I love coming up with new ways to make my cards go from ordinary to really interesting. In this card I’ve used a sheet of transparency to create a beautiful clear card that has a dry-embossed background.

I started by cutting my transparency down to an A2 card base. I ran it through my Big Shot machine with a  stencil to create an embossed background (I used a sandwich made by using tab 1, the Sizzix Texturz pad, the Sizzix silicone mat, my card base, the stencil and then finally a clear cutting pad). I then layered a scallop frame from Pretty Pink Posh’s exclusive die set on top of the embossed card front.

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My poinsettia and berry branches were stamped from the Winnie & Walter Elsa’s Flora stamp set and I colored everything with Copic markers and then fussy cut them all out. The colors I used are:

  • R27, R46, R59, R89, W7, W9, Y21, YR23 for the poinsettia
  • YG01, YG11, YG63, RV95, RV99, E31, E37, E49 for the berry branches

On the front of the card I have layered up the images with a couple of gold loop die cuts from the Simon Says Stamp Circle Loops die set.

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I also die cut a sentiment from black cardstock using the Neat & Tangled Happy Holidays die set, and heat embossed sentiments from their coordinating stamp set; the sentiments on the inside are stamped onto a white cardstock panel.

The effect of a clear card is just beautiful, isn’t it?? I love how the images and sentiments appear to be “floating” on the card… a very different and fun effect!



If you enjoyed this card and are looking for more ways to use transparency sheets in fun ways, you might want to check out these other recent cards I’ve created! Clicking on the photos will take you to the direct blog post for each project.

[one_third padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Clear Embossed Shaker_3[/one_third][one_third padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Neat & Tangled Reveal Day #2_2a[/one_third][one_third_last padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Shaker Tag Card_3[/one_third_last]



[one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Winnie and Walter IN BLOOM ELSAS FLORA Clear Stamps WW051[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”][/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Neat and Tangled HAPPY HOLIDAYS DIE Set [/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Neat and Tangled HAPPY HOLIDAYS Clear Stamp Set [/one_fifth][one_fifth_last padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Simon Says Stamp CIRCLE LOOPS Wafer Die s299 STAMPtember[/one_fifth_last]

[one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Judikins EMBOSSABLE WINDOW PLASTIC SHEETS AP512[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Hero Arts Stencil TILE WORK SA015 [/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE GOLD EPJ37408[/one_fifth][one_fifth_last padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full Size me-900[/one_fifth_last]

[one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Heidi Swapp MARQUEE CHRISTMAS 8.5 x 8.5 Glitter Paper Pad 312196[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425[/one_fifth][one_fifth_last padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit [/one_fifth_last]

[one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch MARKER R27 CADMIUM RED Ladybug[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker R46 STRONG RED Bright Bold[/one_fifth][one_fifth_last padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL Maroon Dark Red[/one_fifth_last]

[one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker R89 DARK RED Scarlet[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker RV99 ARGYLE PURPLE Dark Plum[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker RV95 BABY BLOSSOMS Dusty Rose[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch MARKER W7 WARM GRAY NO. 7[/one_fifth][one_fifth_last padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker W9 WARM GRAY NO.9 Dark Blend Blending[/one_fifth_last]

[one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker Y21 BUTTERCUP YELLOW Light Pastel[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker YR23 YELLOW OCHRE Bright Bold[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker YG01 GREEN BICE Bright Yellow-Green[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker YG11 MIGNONETTE Light Pale Green Pastel Mint[/one_fifth][one_fifth_last padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker YG63 PEA GREEN Dark Bold[/one_fifth_last]

[one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker E31 BRICK BEIGE Cream[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Copic Sketch MARKER E49 DARK BARK Brown[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”][/one_fifth][one_fifth_last padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”][/one_fifth_last]

I’ve submitted this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge “Just a Pinch”.

9 Responses

  1. This card is GENIUS! You had me at “transparency,” and then you took it up a notch by embossing the transparency! Wow! The effect is so stunning and elegant. I also have to tip my hat to you for combining so many different stamp elements so skillfully. You used stamps from a few different designers, but your card is so cohesive. I also really liked the way part of the sentiment was on the clear portion and part was on the background. This is a remarkable piece and I felt truly inspired when I read this post. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. scrapscrapthat says:

    I love your card girl! TFS

  3. Ashwini says:

    I knew you were a master in coloring, but now I know that you’re an expert in making clear cards too! :P Just looks so awesome, Nina!!

  4. Heather Warner-Ferguson says:

    Gorgeous creation!!!

  5. fitkitty1 says:

    This is beautiful! I love it!

  6. Diane says:

    I’ve always wanted to make a clear card but never have, this one is STUNNING!!!

  7. Carolyn L says:

    This card is truly a beautiful inspiration. Thank you for being so clear in your tutorial; I can’t wait to try this technique. Happy Holidays to you!

  8. Teresa Doyle says:

    This is stunning Nina-Marie! I haven’t made an acetate card in a couple of years. Not sure mine were EVER this beautiful but the are pretty! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  9. Pam Sparks says:

    So gorgeous Nina! LOVE how you used the loop dies! Beautiful coloring and designing! Makes a gal wish she was on your Christmas card list! lol TFS!

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