My main idea for this card was to have a see-through window made with a heart die cut out directly on a card base. As I pondered about making a see-through window shaker I felt unable to carry it through because I don’t seem to have the shaker elements in the right sizes or colours.
I had also considered shielding the hollow heart with patterned/coloured acetate or vellum, but both of which I don’t have any. I persisted with the see-through criteria and finally settled on a coloured piece of translucent red plastic, which is just an unused file divider.
Two heart dies were used — the smaller die to make a front window on the card base, the bigger one to die cut on the red plastic. More details are described below.
- Align small heart die on the card base and die cut.
- Stick a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet behind one piece of the red plastic, then die cut with the larger heart die.
TIP — The key to ensuring the ease of adhering plastic die cuts is to paste double-sided adhesive behind the plastic before die cutting.
- Die cut with the larger heart die again on a second piece of red plastic that is WITHOUT double-sided adhesive behind.
- Align and stick the plastic heart with adhesive (from step 2) to the front of the card window. The exposed sticky portion will come in handy for the next step.
- Open the card and on the back of the window, align and attach the other red heart without the adhesive backing.
- Stamp sentiment. I die cut small circles and a heart to stick inside the card.