As Carol pointed out, acetate cards are a challenge because you can see the back of everything! I covered the back of my image with another piece of the beautiful water-colour paper. The Graphic 45 paper is double-sided so there is a design whichever way you look at it, and I created a little dye-cut frame from double-sided Prima paper too to place at the corner. This shows through the card like a looking-glass in the background, I think. I had no dye-cut of flowers so I adapted a snow-flake dye, which I coloured with alcohol inks with a pearl at the centre. I fixed on the butterflies and flower with glue dots. I was really pleased with the effect of the layers of acetate, but unfortunately it was difficult to capture the full effect.
Friday, 19 July 2013
Over at Paper Artsy, Carol Quance has been using some beautiful Paper Artsy stamps in really imaginative projects one of which included acetate. Now, this may seem unconnected, but today my Magpie Mate went in to work as a Maths teacher for the last time - he's taking early retirement! He's a true Magpie too and he's had twenty-two years to hoard all kinds of things at work: oh, dear most of them have found their way into the nest over the last week as he empties his desk! But one really useful acquisition has been a big box of acetate sheets. Here is what I made with some...
I have decided to make this a card to wish my DH a happy retirement! Here it stands with a nice cup waiting for some China Tea to be poured. We'll get out the Champagne later! Thank you, Carol for such inspiring and beautiful projects this week.