Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lovely as a Tree in Acetate

Once in a while I try to get out the acetate or transparencies. I find them at an office supply store since SU does not supply them anymore. Which means they come at a fairly reasonable price but now I have tons of it! So I do need to use it more often. Besides it gives a nice effect to a card.

On this first card, I stamped on the acetate with the Trees stamp in Black Stazon. Next I placed the acetate on the Naturals Ivory piece of card stock to get a general idea of where I wanted to stamp again. Then stamped to the left a bit in Always Artichoke so I would be able to see the Artichoke off set from the Black trees. I attached the acetate with brads and sponged the edges in Always Artichoke. I popped up the oval sentiment with dimensionals.


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, So Many Sayings (retired)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Naturals Ivory, Acetate
Ink: Black Stazon, Always Artichoke

Accessories: Silver Brads, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals
4.25 x 5.5 card
I used acetate again on this next card. I wanted to see if I could emboss and not melt the acetate. Well, it took two tries. DO NOT HOLD THE HEAT GUN TOOO CLOSE TO THE ACETATE!! I didn't melt the plastic into a puddle, mind you, but it did have a nice ripple effect. lol. On the acetate, I stamped the Trees in Whisper White Craft ink and then embossed it using Iridescent Ice embossing powder. On the background behind the acetate piece, I sponged, with sponges not sponge daubers, a piece of Whisper White card stock with Night of Navy and Bordering Blue ink. Again, I attached the acetate with brads and sponge daubed the Bordering Blue card stock. (The picture is showing a bit of glare on the acetate, but it shows off the sparkle in the embossing powder better than in the picture without the glare.)


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Many Merry Messages
Paper: Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Whisper White, Acetate
Ink: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Silver Brads, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

4.25 x 5.5 card

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pescbrico said...

Love this card! I will get this set soon and I think I may use it too to make some Christmas cards! :)