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!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Laura this is an amazing card!!!! I made some for grads last month and they were ok but I love yours!!!
hugs.. Laura D.