Lamination Sheets for Frosted Window Cards + Hop!

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This post is part of a special blog hop Simon Says Stamp is hosting for their Holly Jolly release! You can find details for the hop at the bottom of this post.

I have often used clear elements on my cards for windows even a clear card or two! However, I think this project is my new, favorite way to incorporate a clear panel onto your card!

I laminated Distress Mica Flakes inside of a laminator sheet to make a frosted window effect, which looks AMAZING! Using Simon’s new Winter Florals watercolor cards (designed by Suzy Plantamura), I colored a beautiful panel that gets layered behind this clear window. This particular design is a tri-fold card, which creates a stunning effect for the recipient with all its layers and glitter.

The best part? This card is not bulky, so it will be easy for you to mail!

In addition to the watercolor cards, I also used the brand new Peace die, Slimline Christmas sentiment strips and the Snowy Pines sequin mix – all new items from the Holly Jolly release from Simon.

This technique was so much fun, I had to make a second card with the same idea!

I again used the Winter Florals watercolor card set to color in this poinsettia panel; over the panel is a window that has the same Distress Mica Flakes laminated into it.

For a greeting I paired the new Joy Script die and Let’s Make a Tag stamp set together for an elegant sentiment.

Imagine making all sorts of cards with this laminating technique! Fill your laminating sheets with other glitters or even flat sequins for a truly spectacular effect. I cannot wait to try this same idea on a shaker card next!

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s WINTER…
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CZ Design JOY SCRIPT Wafer Dies…
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CZ Design PEACE Wafer Dies czd110…
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Apache LAMINATOR POUCHES 9×11.5 10…
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Royal Sovereign LAMINATOR Machine 9…
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Karin BRUSHMARKER MEGA BOX 60 Colors…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WEATHERED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins SNOWY PINES…
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Hero Arts ICICLE PURE WHITE Glitter…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS MICA FLAKES Ranger…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack MULTI SIZE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain…
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Simon Says Stamp MEGA THICK WHITE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA…
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Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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Scor-Tape 0.125 Inch Crafting Tape
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Gemini JUNIOR Die-Cutting And…
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THE HOP DETAILS

  • Your next stop in the hop is the talented and super-sweet, Laura Bassen! Visit the Simon Says Stamp blog to see the entire hop list – it’s pretty fabulous!!!
  • Exclusively for the hop, there is a special FREE gift offer, available to all purchases until 11/8! Use code SPGKN7 to get a mini Speckled Egg Distress Ink Cube in your order!
  • Simon is generously giving away a $25 gift card at every stop in the hop! Simply leave a comment for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog 11/11.
  • Be sure to check out Simon’s galleries for additional Holly Jolly inspiration that is not to be missed!

169 Responses

  1. Avatar Samantha says:

    Thank you for posting this!

  2. Avatar Dorothy Ayotte says:

    So magical, beautiful and inspirational. Can’t wait to try something like this!

  3. Avatar Zarah says:

    That is so elegant and yet fun! Love it!

  4. Avatar Susan McRae says:

    Loving this technique and will definitely try it out!

  5. Avatar tina z says:

    wow, absolutely stunning!

  6. Avatar Vickie Leaf says:

    I have never thought about using my laminator in this way. I love it and the fact that it will mail easier and cheaper is real plus. I’m going to try this later today. Thank you.

  7. The lam8nate frosted sheet has a wonderful look.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  8. Avatar Helen F says:

    Stunning cards! I love the idea of using laminating sheet for the wonderful windows on your cards!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take care! :)

  9. Avatar Dawn Cooksley says:

    wow…I love your cards… I never thought of the laminating but that is a super idea for Christmas for sure…smile..

  10. Avatar Sue D says:

    Wonderful cards. I like this technique for the frosted windows.

  11. Avatar Jenni King says:

    very pretty!! love the sparkle!!

  12. Avatar Lagene says:

    Wonderful new products, I absolutely LOVE your frosty windows!!!

  13. Avatar Chandhini says:

    I love the laminated frosting look. So cool

  14. Avatar Connie Johnson says:

    Hi Nina-Marie :) What a way to think outside the box!!! Gorgeous cards! TFS :)

  15. Avatar Rhonda Cesana says:

    Love this stunning card! Can I use my Minc for this technique?

  16. What beautiful cards! I love how you colored the images and the tri-fold, laminated window is so cool. :) I am going to give this technique a try!

  17. Avatar Anneleise Hampson says:

    Your poinsettia card is stunning! I can’t stop looking at it. Beautiful.

  18. Avatar Lori Spitzer says:

    Wow! These cards with the frosted windowpane design are just stunning!!Thanks for sharing the technique! Blessings on you now and always.
    Lori S in PA

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