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Clear Panel Cards

Hello! I am here today to share a fun way to add a clear portion to your card… with layered heat embossing. This works great with many stamps, but I am in love with the ones I used today!

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

Adding a clear element to your card is a great way to make it stand out. And it is even better with lots of layered stamping!

For all of my wreath cards, I used the Concord & 9th Magnolia Stamps (SSS | C9 | EH). This stamp set is beautiful and can be used for a variety of wreath styles throughout the year.

For my first example, I heat embossed the first layer of the wreath with WOW Metalline Green Embossing Powder on white cardstock…. and Judikins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder for the second layer of the wreath. The added shine really adds a lot of interest. I did this same embossing on a Judikins Embossable Window Plastic piece of the same size. (Judikins Embossable Window Plastic is another type of heat embossable acetate. And it works really well!)

After cutting out a small portion from the stamped cardstock and notecard, I added the stamped acetate piece between. This forms a card with a clear panel. (Be sure to watch the video to see the best way to do this.)

The sentiment is from the Concord & 9th Season of Cheer Die Set (SSS | C9 | EH). I stacked several die cut pieces together with Stick It Adhesive to give lots of dimension. And Tonic Red Berry Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops are perfect for berries!

This next example uses Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder instead of glitter embossing powder for the second layer of embossing. This gives a metallic look.

I also like the look of Nuvo Metallic Silver Lining Crystal Dots on the wreath for dimensional accents.

Here you can get a better look at the Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder layer. It picks up the color underneath it (here it is green) and gives a metallic look.

I also like the look of this card with kraft cardstock.

There is something so pretty about kraft-colored holiday cards…

And of course, I had to make one in a pool color!

This card would be fun to make in a variety of colors. A fall wreath would be fun!

I also wanted to make a quick card with the new Concord & 9th Many Thanks Turnabout Stamp (SSS | C9 | EH). I am a big fan of these Turnabout Stamps. There are so many possibilities for creating backgrounds! (You can see videos using them HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.)

After creating the background panel with the Concord & 9th Many Thanks Turnabout Stamp (SSS | C9 | EH), I used the word bubble from the Concord & 9th Many Thanks Die Set (SSS | C9 | EH) to cut the panel and notecard. I added a plain acetate piece between for a clear element. The “thanks” is from the Concord & 9th Many Thanks Die Set (SSS | C9 | EH) also.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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 from C&9. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Concord & 9th (C9), etc.