Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I’m sharing a beautiful see-through birthday card using the Ombré Dots Hot Foil Plate with foil and acetate! I’m also using the gorgeous Lovely Layers: Peony Honey Cuts to create a very special birthday card. Keep reading for all the details!
I followed the directions for my hot foil machine to add Aura gold foil to my acetate with the Ombré Dots Hot Foil Plate. This acetate is a specialty product that is thicker than the acetate sold for creating windows for your shaker cards. It’s called Spellbinders Glimmer Specialty Clear Film Sheets. Melissa, the sweet Honey Bee owner, said she will be ordering some, so keep a look out in the shop to get some!
Next I took an A2 card base and trimmed the front off, leaving about 3/8″ at the top. On the inside of the flap, I added some double-sided adhesive and adhered the foiled acetate. Then I cut three 3/8″ x 4-¼” strips of white cardstock and adhered two at the bottom of the acetate–one on the front and the other on the back. I adhered the other strip on the top inside edge. This gives a clean look when the card is opened.
Next I die cut three Double Stitched Ovals from white cardstock and adhered them to the card. I adhered one on the card front, the other behind that one, and the third, to the card inside directly behind the first two with Bee Creative glue.
I created a sentiment for the inside of the card using two sentiments from the Inside: Birthday Sentiments set. I heat embossed one sentiment with gold embossing powder and die cut it with the coordinating Honey Cut. I adhered that to the oval and stamped the other sentiment with Intense Black ink.
I die cut all of the pieces of the Lovely Layers: Peony Honey Cuts from white cardstock. Then I used some Copic markers to color each one. For the peony I used: Y13, Y00, RV02, and RV10. The leaves are colored with G28, G46, G24, and G43.
If you go to the Lovely Layers: Peony in the Honey Bee shop, there is a link for a downloadable layering guide to assist in getting those layers just right! You can use glue to adhere the layers together, or use foam tape strips, as I did, to create even more dimension!
I stamped the sentiment from the Squeeze The Day stamp set with clear embossing ink, sprinkled on gold embossing powder and heat set it. Then I used the coordinating Honey Cut to die cut it out. I used more foam to pop it up on the card.
I absolutely love how this turned out! Trying something new, like hot foiling onto acetate, just gets my creative mojo going! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful day!