Hi everyone, Jan here today with your Sizzix Inspiration project. Echo Park has some wonderful new dies for Sizzix, and this Window Card Bigz XL die is fabulous! There are so many options for the window, but I chose to insert patterned vellum in mine.
I started off by die cutting two window cards, one with yellow card stock and the other with patterned paper from Authentique's Harmony collection. All that's needed for this part is one Extended Cutting Pad and one Extended Crease Pad. The card stock piece is my main card base and the patterned window card, I altered. I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Wallflower Printed Vellum slightly larger than my window opening. Adhere this to the front of your card.
Next I took my patterned Window Card and embossed the back with the Dots folder from the Houndstooth & Dots Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set by Echo Park. But instead of embossing the entire folder, I substituted one of my clear acrylic pads for the oval shaped Sizzix Embossing Diffuser and rolled it through the Big Shot on tab 1 of the Extended Multipurpose Platform. As in my photo, you can see that there is an oval hole in the middle of the Embossing Diffuser, so it will not emboss there. I taped the plate to my embossing folder and paper, as I wanted the oval exactly in the middle of my card back. If I had used the oval shape Embossing Diffuser instead that comes with this set, the oval would have been the only part embossed. Once I had my card embossed, I cut down the center fold line (you could do this step before embossing). I trimmed the front window piece slightly smaller (about 1/8 on all sides) than the front, inked and adhered it on top of the vellum. I trimmed the back slightly smaller also, inked the edges and the raised embossed dots, and adhered to the inside of my card.
The butterflies were die cut from paper and printed vellum using Winged Beauties Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Prima. The small yellow doily was also stamped and die cut from the Echo Park Everyday Stamp and Die Set. To finish off my card, I added in a flower from Petaloo and a sticker label and borders from the Harmony collection.
Instead of vellum in the window, clear acrylic could be used, or even left empty, so the inside of the card is visible.
Hope you found today's post inspiring! Thanks for stopping by,
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