Window cards with Clear Scraps acrylic
December 17, 2008
One of my favorite things about the acrylic from Clear Scraps is that it's very, very flexible and it won't crack and break when you try to cut it. In fact, I cut mine with my gray Fiskars paper trimmer....you know, the one we all had when we first started scrapbooking. The paper trimmer blade makes the perfect scored mark down the acrylic sheet and then you can snap it like a piece of drywall...perfectly on the line with no splinters or cracks.
When I first discovered that I could cut the large sheets of acrylic (12" x 12") whatever size I wanted...one of the first things I did was cut pieces small enough to use as windows on some cards. To make this Christmas card below, I cut a small rectangular hole in the front of a folded cardstock card. Next, I cut a piece of patterned paper to fit on the front of the card and used the original hole, to duplicate it on the PP. Then, before adhering cardfront to card, I used Glue Dots to place an acrylic window in between. When it was all put together, I doodled a border on the front, used a rub-on as a sentiment directly on the acrylic and added one giant wooden snowflake. Very simple, but a big impact with the window to see into the card.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone....from me, and from Clear Scraps!
Cathy, that is simply gorgeous. So chic! Love it! Very creative idea too.
Posted by: Amy S | December 18, 2008 at 08:15 AM