How To Create An Ornate See-Through Card | Lydia’s Crafty Corner

by Lydia Evans

Hello there, everyone! Happy Friday! Lydia here. Today I’ll be sharing a see-through card with a touch of alcohol ink color.

I started by taking a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of acetate and added some color to it using Alcohol Ink. I used the Artist Marker Refills in Parrot, Mango Smoothie, and Lagoon colors. I’m just loving this fresh color combo! I then took Ornate Cover Die and cut this into a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card panel and also on the front of a card base. As the cover die wants to cut all the way around to keep it attached to the card base, you need to shift you die cutting plates so the top plate doesn’t cover the top cut line.

Once I had all my pieces, I adhered the acetate piece to the top of the die-cut card base. Then, I added the die-cut panel on top. The acetate piece is then sandwiched between the two beautiful lace die-cut panels. It just looks so pretty.

The sentiment is from Sentiment Strips Stamp Set.

For a video to see how this card came together, please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Ornate Cover Die
[ ALTN ]
Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Mango Smoothie Alcohol Ink
[ ALTN ]
Bamboo Alcohol Ink
[ ALTN ]
Mountain Mist Alcohol Ink
[ ALTN ]
Obsidian Pigment Ink
[ ALTN ]
Classic Crest Solar White (25…
[ ALTN ]

30 comments
4

You may also like

30 comments

Cindy C. August 28, 2020 - 09:26

It’s gorgerous!

Reply
Anna Crossley August 28, 2020 - 10:11

Gorgeous cards! I can’t wait to try that technique with a cover die! My favourite cover dies are the dog wood panel dies, but I can’t get my hands on them because everyone wants them!

Reply
Linda BL August 28, 2020 - 10:29

Very pretty card! Love the lacy look you got with the cover dies and beautifully colored acetate. My favorite is the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover die. I also may have a new favorite as I got the Garden Trellis die last week.

Reply
Betty August 28, 2020 - 10:50

what a fun technique, Lydia – my favorite cover die is the striped leaf cover die – think I’ll give this a try today!

Reply
Debbi smith August 28, 2020 - 10:51

I really love the Ornate Cover Die the best. Love your technique too!

Reply
Cyndi Morris August 28, 2020 - 10:59

Beautiful card. I love this technique and I hope to get some crafting time this afternoon to give it a try! My favorite cover die is absolutely Altenew’s Circle Quilt. I just made a card earlier this using it, so it’s still on my craft table — I’ll definitely be using that one for my card.

Reply
Maureen Reiss August 28, 2020 - 11:07

Gorgeous!!!! I love this die!!!

Reply
Cynthia Frick August 28, 2020 - 11:21

I love this Ornate cover die. I have done a little inlay for a pop of color and now I have a new way. Thanks!

Reply
Anonymous August 28, 2020 - 11:31

Such a lovely card…my favorite Altenew cover die is cozy flannel. Thanks for asking–stay well.

Reply
Helen B August 28, 2020 - 11:33

Such a lovely card, Lydia…my favorite background die is the cozy flannel. Thanks for asking. Stay well.

Reply
Pam Melieste August 28, 2020 - 11:50

Great card! My favorite cover die is the striped leaf die.

Reply
Sharaine August 28, 2020 - 12:29

Lovely

Reply
Geri S August 28, 2020 - 13:18

Can’t decide between the Ornate or Medallion cover dies for favorite. Plus there are so many others fun to use! This is a lovely technique but how do you put anything on the inside as It would be limited by the sentiment space?

Reply
Melissa Leftrick August 28, 2020 - 15:10

Love this!!!

Reply
Patricia Wilson August 28, 2020 - 16:26

My favorite cover die is the Dodec Cover Die. I thought it was lovely when I first saw it and still think so. Actually may make a card like yours with this die. Thank you for showing us that technique.

Reply
Carol McCready August 28, 2020 - 17:05

Your card is gorgeous! My favorite is the Antique Engravings Cover Die.

Reply
Candace August 28, 2020 - 19:25

I think my favorite cover die is Dainty Blooms. I love love love the card in today’s posting! Thank you for the inspiration!

Reply
flowers1958 August 28, 2020 - 21:49

Beautiful card!! My favorite cover die is the Leaf frame!

Reply
Sherry August 29, 2020 - 11:13

I love how you used the acetate with the alcohol ink! Just beautiful 💕

Reply
jshixon August 29, 2020 - 13:23

Beautiful way to add color to a lacy die. I love this ornate die because it is so versatile. Make with white and it is very feminine. Make with matte gold and it becomes masculine.

Reply
joni52 August 29, 2020 - 14:06

My favorite cover die is the garden trellis cover die

Reply
knurse22 August 29, 2020 - 17:32

I can’t wait to try this! Love how you used the alcohol inks on the acetate, and how you sandwiched it between the two cover plates. My favorite cover place is the dotted scales debossing cover plate, which would not work with this technique. So I think I will try it with my Dainty Blooms cover plate! Thanks for sharing with us today!

Reply
Penny MCROBERT August 29, 2020 - 20:47

Love this card. I don’t have any cover dies. Next order.

Reply
Gloria Rowden August 30, 2020 - 00:58

Ornate cover die is my favorite. You have the BEST videos and your cards are stunning. Thanks for all the great ideas,

Reply
genmil August 30, 2020 - 07:59

Your inspiration is always soooooo fun .
I would like to say i love them all but the radiating heart ❤️ is my favorite

Reply
Carol Rose August 30, 2020 - 09:59

Beautiful card. My favorite cover die would be one of the layering dies. Do I have to choose?

Reply
Priya Venkat August 30, 2020 - 15:48

The next on my Altenew wish list is the Garden Trellis cover die.
Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Reply
Penny August 31, 2020 - 15:41

My two favorites are the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover die and the Dainty Blooms Cover Die

Reply
Carrie August 31, 2020 - 15:41

My favorite has been the layered floral cover dies but I really like this Ornate die! Can’t wait to try this alcohol ink technique with my cover does

Reply
Sandra Flynn September 4, 2020 - 14:56

Beautiful!! My favorite cover die is the layered dog rose!

Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.