Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Acetate Cards!

Have you ever made a card out of acetate? If not, you should really try it.  Today I am going to show you an easy way to make an elegant card that you can see thru!  I am using Acrylic Acetate for this card, it is thinker than a normal transparency, closer to card-stock.

The first thing you need to do is pick a embossing folder.  Today I am using a Burlap Embossing folder from the Sizzix Burlap and Swirls Embossing Set (656645).  I cut an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of acrylic acetate in half at 5 1/2".  I then put it in to my embossing folder (half of it will be sticking out).  I ran it thru my Cuttlebug (instead of centering it in your Cuttlebug the long way and needed to fold the acetate, place it in the other direction, so that the rest of the sheet of your acetate will follow it thru. 

Next you are going to place the acetate on your Scor-Pal and Scor at 4 1/2".  It is easier if you have the flat side in side.  You will need to scor it multiple times with some force to crease the acetate.

 Set your acrylic sheet aside and  pull out your favorite Spellbinder Nestabiilities.  I used Labels Eight.  and 4 squares of paper just bigger than the shape you will be cutting out.  You need to have 4 pieces the same size. 

Take one of the shapes you cut out and pull out a green stipple brush, Memento Angel Pink and New Sprout ink pads, and your favorite quote stamp.  I used Verses " Embrace a Memory" (SY0521-E)
Stamp your quote in the pink then still around in in the green.

Next pull out another piece of white, Memory Box's "Orchid Branch Print" (G1718) the matching die, a VersaMark Ink Pad, Ultra Detail White Embossing Powder, and Memento Markers ( I used, Rose Bud, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, and Angel Pink). 

First you want to stamp the Orchid in the VersaMark on the white. Pour your white embossing powder on it and heat emboss it.  Scribble over the Image with your Memento Markers.  Wipe off the embossed image with a paper towel to reveal the white.  Next the Orchid out with the matching die.


Next you want to take one of the blank shapes you cut out earlier and tape it to the very back of the acetate card.(the flat side).  

Then flip the card over and line up the one with the quote and attach it on the front of the card.  open the card and line up the other two, this will conceal of the tape.  

You then want to attach the orchid to the front.

Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Musical Fun

Tonight I wanted to share a card with you I am teaching in a class on the 21th.

There are 6 cards using Your Next Stamp Stamps in this class. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

More Mega Mount Madness

Here are the rest of the cards you will be making in my Mega Mount Madness class today and Monday at The Stamp Addict.  8 cards total and full instructions! There are a few spots left, you don't want to miss this fun class!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mega Mount Madness

Today I want to share the Mega Mount Madness class I at teaching at The Stamp Addict on April 16th 2-4PM and April 18th 10:30AM-12:30PM.  We will be playing with Impression Obsession's Mega Mount Background Stamps.  I LOVE these stamps, there is so much you can do with them.  Below are two of the cards we will be making in class. 

Thanks for stoping by. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Zoe really must have been missing her mommy, because when I got home from work, she brought me here favorite toy and planted her self on top of me. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

May Arts Ribbon Fun!

Today I want to share with you a fun way to use the May Arts Lace Ribbon 390-58-09. 
The first thing I did was cut a piece of white card stock to 5”x3 ¾”.  I cut 7 pieces of the lace ribbon just longer than 5”.  I laid them over the white card stock one at a time, interlocking the arches in the ribbon, taping each ribbon with removable tape at both ends.

Next I pulled out my Memento Grape Jelly, and Bahama Blue ink pads along with a blue and purple stipple brush.

I stippled all over the lace covered paper, with the Bahama Blue, making sure to leave no white paper showing, I stippled over the blue in places with the Grape Jelly. This is a neat way to create a fun design on paper using your favorite lace ribbon as a mask.

I then carefully pulled the paper out from under the lace, making sure not to move the lace. 
I then slid the paper back under the lace the opposite direction; I repeated the stippling steps from above to create a grid pattern.  Because the paper was not completely covered by the ribbon, I did the half that was, then moved the paper over, and repeated to get the effect on the rest of the paper.
Here you can see the pattern that has emerged on the paper after using the lace as a mask, in both directions. 

I then found a sheet of purple card stock that matched the purple I had been using to stipple with.  I also got out my VersaMark ink pad, my favorite detail white embossing powder and the Verses Rubber Stamp “Bright Hopes Anniversary” (MA0322-F).  I stamped the saying in the VersaMark on the purple card stock.  I poured the detail white embossing powder over the stamped image, and taped the excess back into the jar.  I heated it to melt the embossing powder.  I then cut out the saying with Spellbinders Labels One using my Cuttlebug. 

I then wrapped a piece of the lace ribbon around the saying knotting it on the front and cut the ends at a diagonal. 

I pulled the background back out, along with a piece of the purple that is 5 1/2” x 4 and a sheet of blue cardstock that is 8 ½” x 5 ½”.  I scored the blue piece at 4 ½”.  I centered purple card stock on the blue card base and the pattern on the purple card stock.

 I then used foam dots to attach the purple cardstock with the ribbon around it to the card base.  I used Liquid Pearls Ocean Blue to create dots in the two corners of the card, and set it aside to dry.

Hope you enjoyed!