Friday, March 20, 2020

Peek Through Cards

Many of us have extra time at home as we are supposed to be self-isolating. I don't know about you, but this is a gift for me - am LOVING the extra creative time! 

I just love watching Jennifer McGuire's videos and trying new ideas. These cards are based on a recent video that she posted. 

The cards are peek-though cards - when they are closed, the images appear through the front of the card. When the card is opened, those images are actually attached to the inside of the card. My explanation isn't the best but these cards are so neat in real life! You do need a coordinating set of dies to create these types of cards. 

I used a floral stamp for the first card - and made several errors along the way. I was able to hide those errors - luckily - and not have to completely redo the card. The flowers are sitting on the inside of the card but peek though the front. Both the flowers and leaves were coloured with the Tri-Blend markers. A few sequins were added along with some orange gems. 

This view shows the card standing. 

This is the inside. 

I wanted to do something different for the second card so I pulled out a ewe stamp set - love these images! I splattered two colours of shimmer on the front of the card - Red and Raspberry. In addition to the ewes, I also stamped some little hearts and coloured them. A stitched border was added around the front of the card. I think this is so sweet... I just adore those little ewes. 

This view shows the card standing.

This is the inside. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Ruby Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock 
Stamps: Celebrate Today Card Kit, Sentiment Collection (PB), Ewe are the Best (MFT)
Inks: Intense Black, Black, Evergreen
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Celebrate Today Card Kit Thin Cuts, Ewe are the Best Dies (MFT), Yellow Sequins, Orange Gems, Red Shimmer Brush, Raspberry Shimmer Brush, Tri-Blend Markers



  1. Way to go on trying all of these new techniques and card styles! Jennifer has some good ones and she is such an inspiration! I love how these turned out, especially the cute lambs! Adorable!

  2. Alyson, these cards are so cute. I especially LOVE the one with the cute little lambs. You have inspired me to try this technique.


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