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Window Backdrops + GIVEAWAY

Hello and thanks for stopping by. Today’s video shares three ways to create sparkly backdrops for die cut windows on your cards. I also am participating in a special blog hop with big giveaways!

Window Backdrops Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Creating a window with a die is an easy way to add dimension to your card. And today I step this up by adding a sparkly backdrop in three different ways.

Window Backdrops Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My first example shows a sequin-covered backdrop. I first created a background of balloons using Distress Oxide Inks, the new Neat and Tangled Balloon Duo Stencils, and a Mini Ink Blending Tool. For strings, I used a subtle-but-sparkly Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen. The window is die cut from the “hooray” shadow die from the Neat and Tangled Hooray Dies Set. I covered the area behind the die cut window with a Be Creative Adhesive Sheet and lots of Neat and Tangled Like Magic Sequins. Swoon! A black hooray die cut covered with a few layers of clear embossing is adhered on top of the sequins.

Window Backdrops Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the second card, I created my own glitter paper backdrop for the “hooray” die cut window. Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste is perfect for lots of glitter – just spread it out over any color of cardstock. (I used white.) I added the DIY glitter paper behind the Neat and Tangled Hooray Die Cut window. I also added uber cute images from the new Neat and Tangled Wild Ones Stamps Set and a stamped sentiment from the Neat and Tangled Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee Stamp Set.

Window Backdrops Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My final card is the quickest to create – I just added store bought glitter paper behind the window. This pink glitter paper is adhesive backed… from the DCWV Brights Glitter And Foil Washi 6×6 Stack. I also added more Neat and Tangled Wild Ones Stampd images and Neat and Tangled Like Magic Sequins.

Window Backdrops Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This Neat and Tangled Hooray Die Set is great. I am a fan of word dies that come with the matching shadow dies! And those layers of clear embossing on the “hooray” are worth the effort…

Window Backdrops Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope you will give these sparkly techniques a try. They work with any die cut window. Use what you have!

BLOG HOP

I am honored to be celebrating with my dear friends at Neat and Tangled… it is their 5th birthday! Danielle (the owner) is one of my favorite people and I am very proud of her. She works so hard, has a heart of gold and is uber generous. (You can learn more about her sweet story HERE.) Today is the first day of a blog hop that lasts 5 days. Yay!

Neat and Tangled is also celebrating by releasing lots of great products… many of which I used here today. You can find them at Neat & Tangled HERE or Simon Says Stamp HERE.

Be sure to continue along for the rest of today’s blog hop. The next stop if the blog of my crazy fun friend Jenn Shurkus! (You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Neat & Tangled blog.)

GIVEAWAY

Neat & Tangled is giving away a $100 gift certificate to their store… and TWO $50 gift certificates! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/12/17 telling me if you like using sequins on your cards. Winners will be chosen from comments along the week-long hop.)  (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Neat & Tangled. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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