Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Happy Birthday - See-through card

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Biweekly Challenge #543 is ready for your projects! This challenge runs through Sunday evening, February 27, 2022. Our challenges are usually a required sketch with an optional theme but this time your challenge is to make a card using either the sketch or the theme or to combine the sketch with the theme. The choice is yours.

I chose to use the sketch and theme together but altered the sketch in order to fit my die-cut sentiment. I die-cut a stitched rectangle from a softly-colored floral pattern. I also cut three small rectangles but snipped them to create a single tall rectangular window instead of three windows. The flower was fussy cut from patterned paper and added with thin foam tape. I used Copic markers to deepen the colors in the flower. A die was used to create the sprigs.

This panel was added to an aqua panel of cardstock and the window opening was cut. This combination was added to a neutral card base where a window had also been cut on the front flap. The die-cut sentiment was added and light shadows were added to the letters with a gray-colored pencil. 

I had planned to layer clear acetate between the cardstock panels to provide the "see-through" element for the window but found I had none in my stash. Vellum was too opaque for my taste so this meant the window was left open. Finally, the inside of the card was decorated with more of the sprigs, Wink of Stella provided some shimmer and a white gel pen was used to added white dots to the flower center.

We're looking forward to seeing your entry so stop by the TSOT543 Blog to view the DT examples and the guidelines.

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Pool Party, Sahara Sand & Acetate (clear)
Paper: CTMH "In Full Bloom" Paper Packet
Dies: Paper Rose (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (vertical birthday greetings), Frantic Stamper (sprigs)
Misc.: CTMH thin foam tape, Wink of Stella (clear) & gems


  1. Oh my goodness, how pretty!! The flower is stunning and I love the little peek-through sentiment! :)

  2. Oh Melanie, how beautiful! Such a great job of coloring and choice of details to highlight! LOVE your card!!! -Donna

  3. I love how you handled both the sketch and the see-through element. That flower is stunning with the extra bit of colour and the vines surrounding it draw the eye to the centre of the flower. So pretty :)