Layered Die Cut See-Through Cards + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I am sharing how to create see-through cards with layered die cuts. There is no better way to create a unique card!

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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 may be used at no cost to you.]

I have created different types of see-through cards in the past. (I linked to several below – be sure to check them out!) Today is about using layered die cutting to form these special cards. Be sure to watch my video to see how… with the help of Glad Press N Seal (SSS | AZ) or masking paper (I used Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets).

The front of my first card was created with the new Altenew Virginia Rose Dies (SSS | ALT). These layered dies are fantastic! I also added a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Look at those yummy layers…

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see how the front of the card is see-through. It is made up of overlapping layered die cuts.

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you open it, you see another greeting… and that panel folds down to reveal an area for a personal message.

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card shows that you can create see-through die cut cards using background dies. However, this time I added Grafix Platinum Vellum to the back instead of leaving it completely open. This again features the Altenew Virginia Rose Dies (SSS | ALT)… along with an Altenew Dainty Blooms Die (SSS | ALT) background and Altenew Script Words Dies (SSS | ALT) “love” sentiment.

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see how the vellum shows to the inside…

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And on the inside, is another layered die cut and an Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) sentiment. This also folds down for a personal message.

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I have been needing to create an extra-special baby card for an extra-special family. I am hoping this card fits that need! It features the Altenew Layered Stars Dies (SSS | ALT), Halftone Stars Dies (SSS | ALT), Welcome Home Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and Welcome Home Dies (SSS | ALT). I also used Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock and Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals.

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see how the tips of the stars are connected to form the front of the card…

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And when you open, there is a star where you can right a personal message… and it won’t show through the front of the card.

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

So much fun to make…

My last card features a layering piece I created with the new Altenew Delicate Mandala Die (SSS | ALT). I love the details! Watch the video to see how I turned this single die into a layered look. The sentiment is from the Altenew Weekend Doodles Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Loving that detail…

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And when you open the front, you can see a flap that you can lift for a personal message.

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is a look at the see-through feature…

See Through Die Cut Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

RELATED VIDEOS

Here are a few related videos that may be helpful to you:

BLOG HOP

Today I am playing along in the Altenew June Blog Hop. This is a small-but-mighty release with lots of dies! You can find the new products HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on this hop is the blog of Lilith Eeckels. You can also start at the beginning on the Altenew Blog.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Altenew products which were received from the company with no expectation. 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 Virginia Rose Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Dainty Blooms Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Delicate Mandala Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Layered Stars Dies
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Altenew Halftone Stars Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
[ SSS ]
Altenew Script Words Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Weekend Doodles Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Welcome Home Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Welcome Home Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Grafix Platinum Vellum
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Lawn Fawn 1/4″ Double Sided Tape
[ SSS ]
E6000 Spray Adhesive
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Tape Dispenser
[ AMZUS ]
Glad Press N Seal
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets
[ AMZUS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
T-Ruler
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stickers
[ SSS ]
Scor-Buddy
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Tool
[ SSS ]
White Craft Foam
[ AMZUS ]
Handheld Vacuum
[ AMZUS ]


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266 thoughts on “Layered Die Cut See-Through Cards + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Love the Virginia Rose card and this die is on my must have list. Thanks for another one of your videos -i find them so helpful and inspires me to try new techniques.

  2. Goodness gracious Jennifer your cards are AMAZING. I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time and you just get better and better over the years. These cards are gorgeous. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing.

  3. All of these cards are bright, cheery & colorful. Another great way to use your dies other than the traditional method. Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Amazing see through cards. I haven’t tried this technique. The press-n-seal makes it so easy. I love all of the cards inside and out! Thanks for your inspiration.

  5. Oh these are just gorgeous. Great ideas for keepsake cards. Thank you for the step by step tutorial, so clear and straightforward and easy to follow.

  6. OMG, these Arts are beautiful and so unique!! I want to do one of these ASAP!! I have one of those layering flowers and am always laying it out wrong. This is a perfect way to do this!! You could probably do this technique with the stamp version too!?

  7. So fun to have you tweek techniques and give us great videos about them!!
    Love to you for the “sweet” things you send our way!!

  8. Love all of what you do. Your page is now my go to page to get inspired and to create cards for folks who will love them as much as I love making them. As I watched this video I starting making a see through card so I could follow you step by step! Thank you for sharing all of your talent and creativity!

  9. Jennifer, I always look at your videos for inspiration. You show exactly how to do everything. Sometimes I buy a die and get stumped on how to use it. I use your ideas and my cards look g good. I love all of your cards and I always look to find the beautiful papers you use too. You are my muse!

  10. WOW – those are all stunning cards that take my breath away! I love those gorgeous colours and how intricately layered everything looks. I really love your wonderfully layered star card – that is fabulous!

  11. These cards are magnificent, Jennifer! You have given me so many ideas. Now, all I need to do is find the time to execute on them!

  12. I am a big fan of your videos. You are so talented and a great teacher. So in love/obsessed with your see-through cards. They are stunning! Great inspiration. Thank you for sharing

  13. Jennifer how do you constantly come up with these ideas…they are awesome. Love this release.

  14. I’ve been binge-watching your delightful videos on You Tube and have been trying some of the techniques I’ve learned! I’m beginning to gather supplies to try some more of these lovely cards!

  15. What spectacular cards and a spectacular technique. The flowers are just gorgeous and you chose the perfect colors for them. Fabulous video!

  16. Wow i cant get enough of these cards. Jennifer you are my mentor, idol and I adore all of your art work as well as how kind you are to charities etc. These cards are just lovely!

  17. It’s amazing how you never run out of ideas. Your videos are always a WOW moment and learn something new each time. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

  18. Incredibly special cards! Thanks for the tip about using the negative space for doing multiple layered die cuts!

  19. I am completely amazed at these projects. And now I need all the dies!! Lol. Seriously loving that Virginia Rose!!

  20. I LOVE your ideas! This is one I’m definitely going to try. My 90 yrs. young Mother will love this. Thanks!

  21. Thanks for another awesome video tutorial, I love these see through cards! My favorite is the baby card with the stars, super fun and unique!

  22. Very beautiful cards. And great ideas. Love your amazing bold colors. Great video, too! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  23. These see-through cards are absolutely gorgeous. While it might be a little time-intensive, I agree with you 100% — it’s worth the effort. This new Altenew release it wonderful.

  24. I love this see through technique and am excited to try it soon. Looking through my dies will be fun to see what I come up with to try this great idea.

  25. Sooo pretty! I love those layered floral dies! Thanks for sharing yet another technique! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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