Hi crafty friends! I am back today with more lovely Catherine Pooler products showing you how to make a peep hole card! A peep hole card is just a card with some sort of hole on the front of it that shows either a word or image on the inside of the card. The way I did this was using the Elated word die, which is possible because this product features two separate dies.
If you are more of a visual learner, check out my process video below!
I was so excited to make this card, or should I say, elated! ha! It was a fun new technique that I have seen and knew the Elated Word Die would work perfectly because of the word cutout, and the outline cut out. I used the Wallpaper Patterned Paper and cut it down to size for the front of the card. I just loved this purple pink floral pattern and had to use it!
You will want to adhere the patterned paper down with tape, I use Cherry Tape, it's a great adhesive that I know will really stick. From there, you open the card and take the outline die from the word Elated and place that roughly on the center of your card. You could even do an off centered one! Then, you will run that through your die cutting machine! My favorite die cutting machine is my Sizzix Big Shot.
For the inside of the card, I decided to add the sentiment 'for you' in the color Pixie Dust. You can get the coordinating stamp set for the elated die to create any type of saying you wish! I knew from there it was still pretty blank on the inside, so I wanted to add something a little more. I decided to play on the floral pattern paper I used and make some of my own flowers!
I used Pixie Dust again, both by blending it with a blending brush, and by pressing the ink pad down directly on some scrap white paper to add different shades of the same color. I also used Whipped Honey for a little contrast from the purple colors. For the leaves, I used the inks Garden Party & Wintergreen. I used my Tim Holtz Flower Die cut from my stash, but there are always beautiful floral die cuts you can find that are newer or just use what you already have!
I also used the Wintergreen & Garden Party Inks with a spritz of water to create the blended green look on the Elated word die. I cut the word 'elated' out and centered it with the hole on the front of the card. Then I added the sequins to the front of my card, as well as some of the centers of my homemade flowers!
All that was left to do was glue down my flowers and sequins to the inside of my card! This was such a blast to make, I can't wait to make more of these types of cards! I hope this inspired you to try out this technique!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Means the world to me. Go make something for yourself!