I am not certain where I saw a clear card with a layout similar to this - I should have written it down being I just can't remember, but I loved how the clear card was set off with a strip of cardstock all the way up the front and down the back side. This is such a great concept and immediately it was stored in my mind in that special spot of inspirational ideas to try.
Finding the right acetate is sometimes tricky and I have been looking for something that would be suitable. Wouldn't you know it - I already have it in my collection - LOL! This 10 mil plastic acetate works fabulously to make a nice, sturdy clear card. The most important part is to score the top (I really like the Scor It for this part being it needs a sturdy score to fold properly) then I bend it and lay a piece of scrap paper over it and using my Teflon Bone Folder I make certain to get a nice smooth fold in the plastic.
The new Urban Prairie collection from Basic Grey is made up of colors that are absolutely delicious. I was completely surprised that this was part of their summer/fall collection being it feels so springy to me. I needed to add some color to my day today so I grabbed this pad of papers. The stripe that is included in this collection is one of my faves and so I decided that less is more in some cases, especially being I want to hoard that stripe - LOL! So I cut a strip and layered it on top of a piece of Granny Smith cardstock.
All that was left to do was to stamp the butterfly from Kim's new Little Gal set (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set Kim! I have a house full of girlie girls all the time Ü), add a couple of Hero Arts Spring collection flowers, a few gemstones and my project was complete! Yippie, I now have another card ready and waiting for that "stash" I am starting for those occasions that slip by me when I'm not prepared. This could work for so many different occasions - birthday, thank you, or just because.
All that is left to do is add a piece of white cardstock on the inside and write or stamp an appropriate greeting!