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Coordinating Die Cut Windows

Hello! Today I am sharing how you can create windows for stamped images using the coordinating dies. I share a trick that makes it simple!

[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.]

First of all – you will have to forgive my terrible lighting in the photos and video. The lighting wasn’t cooperating and the weather was moody! But the embossing on these cards? Amazing in real life.

If you look closely at my first card, you can see that the stamped images are set back, but the piece with the die cut windows is raised. The dimension adds a lot of interest! I started by heat embossing flowers from the Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) onto a Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock notecard. I used four metallic embossing powders – Altenew Rose Gold, Copper, Silver, and Platinum. These powders are amazing! To create the coordinating die cut window panel, I used a trick with vellum and the coordinating Altenew Frosted Garden Dies (ALT | SSS). It is easy – watch the video to find out how!

After adding the die cut panel with Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares, it was time for a sentiment. I used the beautiful “hello” die from the Altenew Flower Arrangement Die Set (ALT | SSS). After stacking a few of the die cuts together, I covered the stacked dies cuts with several layers of Altenew Copper Embossing Powder (ALT | SSS).

My next card uses the same Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and technique. However, this time I heat embossed the one floral image with three powders – Altenew Rose Gold, Silver, and Platinum – for a metallic blended look. I added a copper heat embossed “thank you” from the Altenew Flower Arrangement Die Set (ALT | SSS) and several Studio Katia Silver Foil Crystals.

By the way, the Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelopes match perfectly!

BLOG HOP

Today I am part of the Altenew December Release Blog Hop. Their newest release is packed full of great products!

You can find it all HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Sandra Dietrich. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)

GIVEAWAYS

How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/16/17 telling me your favorite of these new Altenew products. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog for details.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used?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 Altenew. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Frosted Garden Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Flower Arrangement Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Flower Arrangement Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Rose Gold Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
Altenew Copper Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
Altenew Silver Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
Altenew Platinum Embossing Powder
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS | ELH ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Coffee Filters
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tonic Craft Spoon
[ SSS ]
Altenew Vellum
[ ALTN ]
Mircopore Tape
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Express
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
EK Success Tweezers
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Adhesive
[ SSS | ELH ]
Couture Creations Ultra Fine Tip Bottles
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia Silver Foil Crystals
[ SSS ]