Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Love/Hate Relationship With Acetate

I'll admit it... I love the look of acetate cards! But on the other hand, there's so many challenges that come with see thru stuff. Like hiding the adhesive, knowing what will stamp on acetate, what to layer on the acetate and what to keep behind it, how to photograph it!, etc... So I'm planning on teaching a class using acetate so that I can teach others what not to do when working with acetate! Ha! OK- so this is one of the cards we will be making. Truthfully, I really struggled with this one- not sure why since its just plain stamping. Guess I had some difficulty pairing the colors of the DP- which I ended up changing to the backside anyway! Oh well- I like the end product. Also decided to do some embossing onto colored cardstock for a different look and less fuss for my students. My students have told me many times that they don't like coloring.... in class anyway. I guess its cause it takes much longer to color an image than to just stamp and cut it out... So I try to consider the feedback they give me and not do so much coloring. This new Hero Arts stamp set really helped since it had a lot of detail but did not have to be colored in- stamping on colored paper seemed to do the trick. As you can see from the first photo, I stamped Merry Christmas on the acetate- that's it. Nothing else was done on the acetate. Here's the card when its opened- you can see the Merry Christmas is missing. Here's a close up of those trees. I'll post the other two cards soon. Supplies:
  • All stamps- Hero Arts
  • DP- Basic Gray
  • Labels Dies- Spellbinders
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Queen's Gold Embossing Powder
  • Acetate


Shirley N said...

Jenny, this is gorgeous! You did an awesome job. You should enter this in the All That Scraps Challenge--Clear Cards.

Joy said...

Hi Jenny,

I really like your card...a lot! It doesn't look like you have trouble with acetate, sign of a great crafter!

Hope you're having a great week!

Michele said...

You did such a great job on this card! I love the look of acetate cards too but am too intimidated to actually make one!! :-) Yours is awesome!