Hi there fellow KNK-ers!
I attended a Christening recently and thought I’d share with you today my inspiration for the card I made and show you how I tackled the acetate window I added to my card.
The child who was getting Christened is a little boy who loves diggers and tractors so I over the moon to find this silver digger money box in the picture below for his gift. I made a cut file of the digger so I could make a matching card, the file is available at the end of this post.
I used my Zing to cut the metal parts of the digger in silver mirror card and cut the tyres in black CutMates card to match the money box. I added an acetate window to my card so I used Make the Cut’s mirror function to cut a reverse copy of the digger outline and also it’s bucket as they would both be visible through the window. Here are all of the pieces I cut:
I assembled the digger pieces then stuck the 2 bucket pieces together back to back and attached it to the digger with a brad so it is free to move up and down, I like to have moving parts where ever possible especially on children’s cards.
Once the digger is assembled I popped it onto the acetate window with some 3d foam pads:
This is how the inside of the card looks, you can see any adhesive or brads you have used on the outside of the acetate.
Remember the mirror copy of the digger outline we cut? Well, if you attach it to the inside of the window ensuring to line it up, it covers up all of the tell tale adhesive and brads. The inside of your card now looks just as neat and tidy as it does on the outside:
Here is the Cut File I used for today’s project: