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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Hometown Greetings, Peek-a-boo Technique, Christmas Card, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

There's several card techniques named "Peek-a-boo".  But this is one I have not done before and I thought I would share it with you.  I did change the size of the card stock and the score lines. I didn't like it that the finished card wasn't a regular size card, so I had to work on it a bit to change it.  I often use recycled card stock to practice with until I get the measurements right.  I went through quite a bit of copier paper before I finally got it all right.  You can still follow the You Tube video on how to put it together. You can see that video here.  

I cut two 6-1/4" x 5-1/2" pieces of Whisper White card stock. Next score both sides at 3/4" and 1-1/4", repeat for both pieces.  I used the scalloped die to cut an opening in the front. I moved it up a little so I had room for some wording. You will need a larger size oval (or circle) cut for the center.  Though I didn't really find it necessary to cut any.  My background was white, but if you use colored card stock for the base of your card, you will probably need to cut that inside piece.  

I used the "Hometown Greetings" edglits dies to make this card.  I die cut them using the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  I colored in the trees by using markers.  I just used the side of the marker and pressed it into the paper.  I added some gold foil paper behind each house. Before setting it in place, I traced around the areas that weren't windows and colored them in using a black Sharpe.  Then I glued the gold card stock on.  

You will also need two 1" x 2" strips to attach the images on.  Those strips will be taped to the inside scored area.  You will understand this more when you watch the how-to video.  Once everything is taped in place, then you tape the front piece to the back piece and your card is ready to "move".

This was super fun to make and I wish I were more creative with this, I would make some fun cards! Maybe another time!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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