Hello! Shadow dies are so versatile and can be used as either a background for the letters, a window, or as in this case – both!

The sentiment is actually on the inside of the card, so is visible when opened.

Here the shadow die was also used for a background for the word. I used the light green glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel 6 x 6 pad to create the background, along with the Handwritten Hello and Outline.

These cards were so fast and simple to make, it was fun to use different colors and sentiments. For the card above, I used the Handwritten Just a Note die set. It comes with the words and an outline. It’s not a window in this example, but easily could have been.

Each card started off the same way, and that was by stamping outlined flowers onto colorful backgrounds. I love the beautiful lines from the Wild Rose Stem clear stamp set by Memory Box. Next, I placed the shadow die where I wanted the window to be, secured it, and then taped the colorful sheet onto the white card base. The die easily cuts through two sheets of paper, so it created the window through the top of the card and base both at the same time. It saved time, but also made sure the windows aligned perfectly.

I trimmed the sides down for a border on each side, and then it was time to embellish!

The insides of the flowers have wonderful outlines of stamen, which is perfect for little dabs of Fairy Sugar.

Can you see the different colors of the glitter glue? It added such a great, subtle variety in color to make little colorful stamen sparkles.

These glitter glues from Birch Press Design are such gorgeous colors. The pastels have a subtle look but yet catch the light and show their colors when titled. So beautiful to see in person!

For the card above, I used the words and shadow die from the Hello Honey Script set. I die cut the letters out of yellow and also pink. I stacked them so there would be an extra shadow layer underneath. So many fun ways to use word dies, along with outlines! I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!