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 Kate says:

    The frosted glass look is beautiful and that poinsettia card is FABulous! The colors you picked for it are so beautiful. You have a new sub <3

  2. Avatar Debbie P says:

    WOW! Beautiful cards. Thank you for your fantastic tips. Love the new release.

  3. Avatar Natalie says:

    Wow, stunning! I love all the sparkly things!

  4. Avatar Talitha Wright says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! I love this technique!

  5. Avatar Tami B says:

    Your poinsettia card is absolutely stunning!

  6. Avatar BeverlyBL says:

    I just love your red poinsettia card and this technique. AWESOME!

  7. Avatar KTRanch says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the laminator sheet idea

  8. Avatar Jeanne Beam says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! Definitely will try this technique.
    Thanks for sharing…

  9. Avatar Kathy McCluskey says:

    WOW! Your cards are just stunning, Nina!! I love this laminating technique…it adds such a beautiful dimension to the card! Thanks for making a video showing us how to make these cards!

  10. Avatar Anne Sturgeon says:

    These are so elegant. I have a laminator and am going to give this technique a try. Thanks for sharing this and for using some of the new items, nicely done.

  11. Avatar Liisa Stewart says:

    I’m just blown away by all the creativity in using products in unexpected ways. I would NEVER have thought of sandwich mica flakes in a laminating pouch. The cards are STUNNING!!!!!

  12. Avatar Lady J says:

    Beautiful card! It was so much fun to watch the video. I see why you made 2 cards. This is an awesome technique.

  13. Avatar Betty Rae Gjerness says:

    Love this idea! Thank you!

  14. Avatar Giselaine Ellison says:

    Beautiful cards Nina. I love this technique. Enjoyed watching the video.

  15. Avatar Patricia says:

    amazing cards and great tutorial.

  16. Avatar Emily Henry says:

    WOW. These are stunning. I can’t wait to try the laminating trick.

  17. My world, these are absolutely stunning!

  18. Avatar Vivian says:

    Can’t wait to try the laminate sheet technique!

  19. Avatar Debbie McKelvey says:

    These cards are gorgeous! I love how you did the snowy window with glitter and laminator sheets, so clever and pretty.

  20. Avatar Kathy Ellwanger says:

    I LOVE this card, I need to try it soon, It’s so pretty.
    Thanks for the idea and inspiration

  21. Avatar DebbieC says:

    Beautiful cards with this technique.

  22. Avatar Jade says:

    What incredible cards! Your video was inspiring and informative! I love your laminate sheet technique. I want to try it. And I can’t say enough about your cards. Gorgeous! Thank you and happy Holidays!

  23. Avatar April Driggers says:

    What a super fun idea!!!! I’m totally going to do this!

  24. Avatar Emily B says:

    Oh, my goodness that is beautiful. <3

  25. Avatar Didi Irwin says:

    What an AMAZING card! I never would have imagined using laminator sheets this way and what an awesome result! I’m so happy I watched!

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