I love transparencies and because there are so many fun things to do with them, I decided they warranted another post. This is "take two" if you will. If you want to go right back to the beginning, check out this post for more transparency ideas.
So today I've designed two coordinating projects using one 12x12 transparency (or overlay) sheet. One is a pocket card with the pocket creating using the overlay and the other project is a transparent pillow box.
This gorgeous page is from the new Alison Kreft line from Webster's Pages. Even after designing these two projects there is lots left to work with and bits and pieces will be popping up in my work for some time to come.
The Transparency Pocket Card:
To create the pocket card I cut two pieces of the overlay 4.25"x5" and then stitched three sides of it closed with my sewing machine. That's all it takes to make a very pretty pocket.
The insert consists of layers of patterned paper adhered to a cardstock base that is 3.73"x5.5" in size. I like keeping the insert layer very flat so that it fits easily inside the pocket. This sweet die cut Magenta flower works perfectly. I'm linking it here since I missed adding it to the supply list.
The sentiment is stamped onto the insert using Coffee Archival Ink. I love this Hero Arts stamp set for it's gorgeous typography.
To finish off the pocket it is tie with twine and then embellished. I've been meaning to use these feather stickers for a while and finally found a place for them here. Don't they look a little like leaves when adhered under a flower cluster?
The Transparency Pillow Box:
Did you ever think of die-cutting transparencies? They cut extremely well especially when using the high profile dies.
One of my very favorite dies that I use again and again is the Sizzix Pillow Box die. It's one you've seen me use before in the CLASSroom and is one die I will never part with. So classic and it's a really quick and easy way to gift wrap tiny items or table favors.
This pillow box has been die cut from the Damask Overlay and there are no special tricks with putting it together. Using the overlay makes it extremely sturdy and durable and has the added bonus of being able to see what's inside. I used a bone folder to press the score lines well so that the folds would be nice and crisp.
The chipboard embellishment is created with a chipboard piece that has been colored with the RV02 Copic Marker. I then pressed it onto a Versamark Ink Pad and embossed it with Holographic Embossing Powder for a great finish. This particular fleur-de-lis is no longer available in the store but the Scroll Corners Chipboard Set makes a great substitute from the same company.
So there you have it...two more transparency tricks for you to try.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!