See through elements add a bit of fun to any project - whether it's a pocket you can peek through in a Project Life album, a window in the front of a card, or an overlay or sheet of vellum mixed into the layers of a layout to give it more interest. For this challenge, add something transparent to your next creation!
Leena Loh | To make my window card for my PL spread, I cut out a piece of 8 1/4" x 6" pattern paper from Fancy Pants Trend Setter paper from the Big Dipper kit. I then cut a window in the center of that paper leaving about an inch of border all around the 4 edges. Then, I inserted this window card into Becky Higgins 6" x 12" protector, trimmed off the protector top to fit the window card. Next, I machine sewed a U-shape around the inside window card on the protector itself, leaving the top open. I poured in the Atlantic Sequin from my Halley's Comet kit, punched some papers and added into the see through window, together with a few pieces of wood chips from Freckled Fawn (from Big Dipper kit) to make them into confetti. I sewed the top to seal the window card. I machine sewed again across the protector of the see through window card randomly and added Heidi Swapp Clear Pop Letters on top of the protector.
Julie Campbell | I love the new Atlantic printables & wanted to try them out for this challenge. I imported the images into my Silhouette software & used the circle tool to cut out a window for my card. The card base is actually made from an office transparency & it gives the illusion that the "love" die cut is floating in the center of my card. I added patterned paper to the inside to create a space for writing a message to the recipient.
Celine Navarro | Hey everyone and HAPPY NSD! Let's talk "transparencies" here! Our challenge now is that you use anything see through! For my layout, I glued and then sewed a piece of glitter & star lace curtain that I bought at my favorite Fabric store - look how cool it looks! You can actually see through the fabric and peek at the gorgeous Studio Calico Sundrifter paper. I also used a Studio Calico Sundrifter vellum paper to create a fun and see through pocket near my photo. Whether it is fabric or vellum, you can easily find see-through supplies to create unique and colorful layouts!
To be entered to win a prize from the fabulous Studio Calico prize stash, leave a comment here with a link to your new layout, card or PL spread/cards in the Studio Calico gallery by May 13th. We can't wait to see what you make!
We know that our members love sketches, so this week we are offering you TWO...one for cards and one for layouts!! The card sketch is from Julie Campbell's Planetarium gallery:
And the layout is from Nicole Samuels' Planetarium gallery:
We invited member Jennie (ajmcgarvey) to choose one of these to use as a starting point this week, and she couldn't stop at just one!! She wowed us with all 3 of the projects she submitted!!
Using the layout sketch:
I love to work with stars so I was excited to get to scatter some of my favorite Studio Calico wood veneer pieces with the larger die cut. This card sketch was simple enough to still have a clean feel but also leave a little room for interpretation. I thought it would be more interesting to layer it a bit so I added a printable Studio Calico label for more layers and interest.
Do you know someone who loves to read? In this video, I’ll show you how to create a removable bookmark that also doubles as a main design element on a card.
supplies - patterned paper, cardstock, stamps, vellum stickers: Neverland Card Kit; rub-ons: Neverland Scrapbook Kit; tools: Silhouette Cameo, Corner Chomper; ink: Onyx Black VersaFine ink pad, Mister Huey’s Opaque White mist; digital: Neverland Folding Project Life Cards cut design; other: magnets
Make a layout or card following this recipe:
Here’s Sasha’s take on the challenge:
(supplies - patterned paper : Studio Calico Darling Dear 6x6 Paper Pad; Darling Dear Printables ; Gems: Darling Dear Grays, Brights ; Stamps : Darling Dear Sentiments, Noah Outline Alphas ; Number Paper Clip; Yearbook ; Misyer Huey: Gold, Shine; Others : Block Party PL kit, embroidery thread)
(supplies - patterned paper: Studio Calico Darling Dear 6x6 pad; Embellishments: Darling Dear Printed Chipboard Hearts; Darling Dear Vellum Shapes; Stamps: Studio Calico Sam Stamp; Inks: Mister Huey’s Opaque White, Onyx Black Versafine Ink Pad; other: brad, Enamel Dots, sewing machine
Feel free to add anything in addition to the recipe above! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Create a project for this challenge, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Leave us a link to your project by January 28th the comments here to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.