Monday, May 19, 2008

CHF Challenge #8 - Transparent

Hello!!! It's Monday and this challenge was a ton of fun! I enjoyed putting this together and think it's a fairly unique take.

Hello Chica!

To make this card, I created a card base of white cardstock. An identical size of Aerial designer paper is also trimmed. I put both pieces together and ran them through my Cuttlebug with a classic rectangle Nestabilities die to create a window.

I then stamped the branch, leaves and flowers on the Clear Card Sheet in White Stazon. To color the image, I flipped the clear sheet over and colored with my Copic markers. This allows me to use Stazon (also a solvent based product - something you can't normally use with copics because it will lift it off).

The clear sheet was then sandwiched between the white card base and the designer paper (so you can't see the clear sheet edges from the inside of the card). I like the insides of my cards to be finished and clean.

To add extra oomph, I added Glossy Accent to the front of the clear card sheet over the branch, leaves and flowers. It really adds to that clear challenge!

The other clear aspect on this card is my flower. I die cut clear card sheets with my flower die / Cuttlebug. To give it some color, I used my Copic marker. Then, for added texture, I spritzed the clear flowers with Isopropanol. It's speckled and fun! The center of my flower is a white thumbtack. I clipped a bit of the tip off and bent it over to hold it together. I spruced it up a bit with glitter.

Here's a view of the clear window front:

The Clear Card Sheets at CHF are wonderful. I've used them to make cards and embellishments. Very thick and sturdy...

Check out the other chicas at CHF participating in the challenge:

I hope you'll join us in the challenge. Stop by the CHF forums for the chat.

Thanks for stopping by,


-The Landing Pad and Pretty Birds (the Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-swirls from Beautiful stamp set (The Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Cotton white Stazon ink by Tsukineko
-Espresso Adirondack dye ink by Ranger

-Georgia Pacific white cardstock

Designer Paper:
-Aerial by Memory Box

-Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug flower dies by Provo Craft
-Nestabilitles by Spellbinder
-copic markers
-Glossy Accents by Ranger
-Thumbtack in white from office supplies
-Barbara Trombley's Crystal Glitter from CHF
-dimensional tape
-dotted ribbon from Michael's


  1. Lisa, this card is just FANTASTIC, I love the window, the coloring (the sketch is awesome) the WHOLE ENCHILADA!

  2. Sooo pretty Lisa. I love the idea of the clear window. Great card!

  3. Whoo Hoo! I am in LOVE with this card! (don't tell my DH!) ;)

    Thanks for the clear instructions too! :)

  4. Love the window concept! What a fun card~

  5. What a fabulous card my friend! I love your details...the colouring especially. What a great idea.

  6. this is just way too CUTE! I'm totally convinced now I NEED Pretty Birds! love it Lise!!

  7. Great card, the clear window looks fab and your sandwich idea is great for keeping the inside clean - great job!

  8. What a card!!! What an imagination you have to come up with this lovely scene! Gorgeous.

  9. So clever and SO CUTE!!!

  10. LISA!!! This is FABULOUS!!! I LOVE the window! SO cute!!! (I'm not really yelling...just emphasizing.) :) Love it, love it, love it!!!

  11. Awww, this is so "tweet" Lise. Love the colors you chose, and the whole composition!

  12. Oh Lise...this is fabulous! I love that layer on the back, the window, the swirls, the adorable birdie!!! ROCKS!

  13. Absolutely, positively a beautiful card! Just wow!

  14. Hello Chica! clear card is designed so much fantastic i love it,,,
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