Friday, August 16, 2019

Stamped Background Clear Window Cards

I have been playing around with the idea of different cards, and today is all about window cards!  Placing a see through window on the front on the card that you can see through to the other side.  On top of all that, I played around with creating my own background with stamps instead of patterned paper!

This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.


Check out my video below to see how to make all these fun cards above!


Each card I made with a different background stamps and a different color of ink.  It was a great way to match the 3D topper on the front of the card with the perfect background color, plus it was a way to use up some of the ink colors that I have stashed away.  Speaking on ink, I store my ink colors in my Xyron Large Click n Store box.  I have over 40+ inks, reinkers, and foam pads of various sizes and shapes in this one box and it works great!


I stamped the backgrounds with the NEW Unity Stamps from Ann Butler called Background Builders (link below).  So many different options for designs and with colored inks, so many colors too!!  I love this one in yellow!


The middle section of each of the cards is cut away and a clear film in pace in so you can see the middle pop thru when the card is closed.  It is a Dur-a-lar film from Grafix and it works wonderfully and the Xyron adhesive sticks to like magic!  Here you can see the clear film on this card angle.


Every now and then I went a little too far out of the lines with my Xyron Tape Runner, so I needed to remove the extra adhesive so my card was not stuck shut, the Xyron Adhesive Eraser is perfect for this!


Just check out this card with a bronze ink background!



All the layers of the papers and the clear middle section are all held together with the wonderful Xyron Tape Runner Adhesive.  A card makers perfect tape runner!


I even used my homemade foam sheet made with Xyron adhesive to make the 3D toppers to give them dimension.  Check out the video below to see how to make you own!!



I love how these 3D toppers look on this type of card - they really do pop!!  Check out the green background card with birds!


I also tried to see what the card would look like if I just changed one element, the stamp for the background.  I kept all the other parts the same, and below you can see the difference!



I think the card works great for both stamps - now sure which I like better!




Supplies Used
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Amazon Storefront
Amazon Storefront
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Xyron Tape Runner Refil
Xyron Tape Runner Refil
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Xyron tape runner
Xyron tape runner
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Xyron Adhesive Eraser
Xyron Adhesive Eraser
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Umbrella Inks
Umbrella Inks
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Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
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Misti
Misti
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Catherine Pooler Inks
Catherine Pooler Inks
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Ida Rose Stamps
Ida Rose Stamps
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Clearsnap Crafter's Ink
Clearsnap Crafter's Ink
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Xyron 3
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Arteza Giant Craft Mat
Arteza Giant Craft Mat
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Unity Ann Butler Background Builder Stamps
Unity Ann Butler Background Builder Stamps
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Grafix Dura-Lar Flim
Grafix Dura-Lar Flim
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SSS Cube Ink Set
SSS Cube Ink Set
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Xyron Click N Store Box
Xyron Click N Store Box
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3d Toppers Spring Feelings
3d Toppers Spring Feelings
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Ann Butler Stamps
Ann Butler Stamps
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Foam Sheets
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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Upcycled Etched and Vinyl Kitchen Canisters

I have had these kitchen canisters for over 10 years.  I had them stuck in a cupboard for the last few years, really since our last move 5 years ago and almost passed them along to goodwill, then I got an idea - I am going to give them a bit of a makeover and bring them back to life!  So I pulled out some etching creme, vinyl, and a gold paint pen and had some fun!

This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.


Check out my video to see how to make these fun glammed up canisters!



Just to give a little idea of the before look of the canisters.



After giving each canister a good cleaning, I etched the top of each jar with Etchall etching creme using vinyl as a mask and die cut out with a metal die.


I changed up the patterns on each canisters, using different parts of the die cut vinyl mask.


I then used the gold paint pen to add some fun gold colors to the jars.  It won't rub off since I gave the porcelain a "tooth" when I etched it.


i just love the etched look with the gold!



Then I cut out more section of vinyl this time in silver with the same die.  I used the etch mask to apply the vinyl to the jars so it went of even and aligned the way I wanted it to be.



I added all kinds of fun deigns to the sides of the containers.


I love the finished look of these containers, not sure if they will stay in the kitchen, as of right now they are in my craft room being used for crafty storage!


What fun item do you have in your house that you can alter and make new again?


Supplies Used
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Amazon Storefront
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Favecrafts
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Craft Knife
Fiskars Craft Knife
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Fiskars Scissors 8
Fiskars Scissors 8"
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Etchall Etch Mask
Etchall Etch Mask
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Etchall Creme
Etchall Creme
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Etchall Squeegee
Etchall Squeegee
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Etchall Vinyl
Etchall Vinyl
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Tape Technologies Inc Vinyl
Tape Technologies Inc Vinyl
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Paper Rose Moroccan Square Die Layer 1
Paper Rose Moroccan Square Die Layer 1
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Deco Color Liquid Gold Pen
Deco Color Liquid Gold Pen
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