Thursday, 5 April 2018

Ombre See Through Die Cut Card - Jennifer Kray

Today I'm sharing a really fun style of card - the see-through die cut. The double aperture card is one of my signature styles as I love the effect it gives. As I'm showcasing the new Nuvo by Tonic Studios Hybrid Inks, this was the perfect style of card to display a cool ombre effect. 

Materials Used
Tonic Studios Damask Patterned Panels
Black Gesso
Top Tip
Apply Glitter Drops with your fingers instead of traditional glitter. This is easier, dries within seconds if you give it a blast with a heat tool and the outcome is a subtle glittery sheen! 
To make
Cut out 4 Damask Patterned Panels and glue two together. This is to give it strength as a base card. 
Using Pink Sherbert and Panama Rose on both of your panels (one for the front of the card and one for the inside of the card), in an ombre effect. 

Cut out 2 panels in Welsh Gold Glitter Card and adhere one to the back of the card for some surprise bling and another on the back of the front panel. 

Cut out 4 medium and 2 large flower dies (to layer up).
Apply black gesso to ultra smooth card stock. Add a few sprinkles of shimmer powder to the black card and spray gently. Die cut your Daughter die when dry. Cut out another shape the exact same as the daughter and apply on the inside of your card for a space to write a message. 

Apply Honey Gold Glitter Drops to the entire front panel. I used my fingers and this took less than a minute to apply and quickly heat set. This is so much easier than applying glitter and also gives a totally different effect as it dries slightly shiny. 
Apply the same inks to the middle of your flowers for some colour and finish with Golden Sunset Glitter Drops in the centre.
Also, can you see the extra gold glitter panel I mentioned at the beginning? it's stuck to the back of the front panel, giving some extra sparkle. 
Using red sticky tape, carefully add to the inside top of your panels and stick together. 

I love this effect and think that it really makes a statement. There are a lot of little extra's to this card that make it special - and those details are what I love about papercrafting. I'll spend an extra hour with small details just for the pleasure of knowing they're there.

I'd love to see what you're currently making. Don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think and leave a link to your blog so I can come visit. 
Thank you so much for stopping by - it really does mean a lot to me. 
Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx


  1. What a wonderful card! I love the extra sparkle added to the “Daughter” diecut. Making cards by hand really is all about the little extras that can be added, the loving thoughtfulness that goes into a card for someone special! Great tutorial, lots of details that make it really easy to replicate, Thank you! X

    1. Hi Beverley! Thank you so much for your kind comments and coming to visit me on the blog today! I do try and give detailed tutorials and I am so pleased that you found my instructions easy to understand, that makes me so happy!
      As ever, it's my honour and pleasure to be here. I'd love to follow you if you have a blog..