I went to make a card for a young teen recently and was at a loss as to what to do, until I came across this magic window technique on The Butterfly Challenge, and this fabulous graphic style of silver embossed paper
I had to adapt the measurements from imperial to metric, and our slightly larger card size, but I was very pleased with how it turned out!
As recommended, I used a lighter weight card for the main construction, and then layered a light weight blue cardstock over the outer panels, and then the paper, being careful to line it up in the centre.
As you open the card the mechanism reveals a window that gradually opens to show the sentiment
I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment (a very old Hero Arts stamp) onto a snippet of the blue cardstock I used on the outside
To form the focal point and 'closure' I took a die cut of a globe (from a borrowed, unidentified die) and mounted it over some more of the blue card, and then 'winked' it heavily, which really shows up marvellously under the electric light.
I was really pleased with the outcome of this card, and have made some more using this technique, so you may well be seeing more of them here in the future.
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