Saturday, April 30, 2011

Clear windowpanes

Today I have recreated the card from page 16 in the Autumn Winter Mini catty using the 'Clearly for You' stamp set and the 'Bevelled Windowpanes'.

Two reasons I did this card:
1) I think it is important to show that even us demonstrators CASE (copy and share everything) cards from others and from catalogues and magazines.  YOU should too!  That is what the catalogues and IB&C is there for!  Why waste time trying to think of a great design for a project, when often they are right in front of you.  And let's face it - the majority of people you give your cards to will NEVER know you lifted the idea straight from a catalogue!

2) The main reason I did this card was to use the Bevelled Windowpanes.  Now I know that it is not that clear (no pun intended!) in the catalogue to see exactly what these are.  So I have taken a couple of pics to show you.

Essentially, they are pieces of acrylic that are bevelled at the sides and have little slots in them to allow ribbon to be passed through.  You don't have to use ribbon, you can just use the windowpane if you like, but you will see the little slots if you do this.  This may not be a biggie to you, and if not, go ahead and use them as such.

The windowpanes are NOT white as shown in the catty.  This was done so you could see the actual product.  They are in fact CLEAR.  They are sized to match the Clearly for You stamp set.  The largest windowpane exactly covers the larger rectangle stamp in the aforementioned set.  You get 12 windowpanes in total in each packet (4 or each of the 3 sizes) and each comes in its own little plastic bag to make sure they don't scratch either other in transit or storage.

3 different sizes - refer to catty for exact measurements
To adhere to your projects, just use a mini glue dot.  I initially used glue dots behind the ribbon, but I found that the windowpane was still lifting off the card (even though it was firmly attached) on the top and bottom.  I simply placed another glue dot on the edge of the top and the bottom.  You can't tell that there are glue dots there unless you look REALLY hard.

Anyway, I hope that this clarifies this product for you.  It is really a tops little product and I am quite taken with it.  In real life, the card looks really special and for not a lot of cost or effort, it stands out as something quite special.  Have a think about buying this stamp set and the windowpanes to make some cards up for Mothers Day.

Materials used:
Stamp set - Clearly for You 
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP - Baja Breeze Patterns
Inks - Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Other - Bevelled Windowpanes, Baja Breeze ribbon (retired), Hemp Twine, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder and Big Shot, Glue dots
(items marked in orange are in the Autumn Winter mini catty)

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