Friday, May 31, 2013

Acetate.

This is the second card that I made for the recent swap I did with my partner in Australia.
This time A is for Acetate.
I cut a frame from the centre of the card using the largest die in the Spellbinders Majestic Elements  and again from a separate sheet of white card stock (for the backing piece and sandwiched the acetate in-between  being very careful to use gloves so as not to leave any finger prints. (ask me how I know!). The flower was more left overs sat on my desk and the centre  fabric daisy from my stash. The flower design paper was left over from a previous project and just fitted the back of the card perfectly. The sentiment was a freebie from  a magazine. At this point I felt the card needed something else added to it but nothing seemed to work so left it over night .
Looking at the design paper in the morning I realised that I had a Crealies leaf die CLCS11
that was the same shape as the leaves in the print so I cut some out in brown card stock and hey presto it all came together. 

The card ajar showing the back page. It is very difficult to photograph acetate and if you look closer at the top picture you can see a reflection of me taking the shot!



Entering into the following challenges:
The Craft Garden: Choose 4 from list( flowers/patterned paper/pink/white background).
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #74: Use your snippets up.
Crafting With Dragonflies#3: One for the Girls.
Creative Belli Blog 170: Flowers.
Creative Moments#18: Lots of Layers.
Fab 'n' Funky#173: For the girls.
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge#7: Blooming Lovely.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything goes.









34 comments:

Debbie said...

Lovely card Mrs A.
Like that leaf die.
Have a lovely Sunny Weekend. Dx

Sandra H said...

Mrs A your card is gorgeous.....enjoy this lovely weather how long will it least who knows!! Congrats on your win at Sparkles Christmas Challenge your card was a well deserved winner xx

Zue said...

So pretty, Val. yes, I spy your reflection. Enjoy the sunny weather!
Xxxxx

Linda said...

Very pretty card. Just caught up on your blog posts and all your cards are super.

Zoe said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

alex said...

Super card, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

Alex (DT)

Mynnette said...

This is lovely! I adore the use of the acetate! What a fun idea! :)

Diane said...

Very pretty window design card, fun paper color and flower.

Regards diane

Melissa Latchem said...

A very pretty card. Thanks for entering into the Rhedd and Rosie's challenge and good luck! melissa (DT) xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mrs. A! Don't you love when things "coordinate" the way your leaves did? Such a feminine card with soft colors, and the acetate provides that special texture-shine that really makes your card extra enjoyable! hugs, de

Liz McGuire, said...

Another gorgeous creation. And your story below made me chuckle,

Liz x

Shirley said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Carol L said...

My hat's off to you for making this beautiful card with acetate! I've never enjoyed working with it for some reason? I love the way the flower and stems drape the top corner - such a pretty look!

MagsB said...

Wow, oh wow! This is so elegant!

have a good weekend!

love Mags B x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love when it magically all comes together, especially after you sleep on it! I also love that you caught your reflection in your stunning card, Mrs. A!!

Did you hear that I totally hid behind your skirts when confronting Miss Di after I scuttled the plants at the playground with my bike? Are you mad? I'm making you a special puppet to make up for it, okay? Hint: she's wearing a nurse's uniform and has big luscious lips for performing CPR ...

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful! Acetate is as hard to work with as to photograph, but I think you've got the knack!

MaryH said...

This is just lovely. How that leaf diecut really pulled this together with your dsp. Now, I've not worked with acetate (other than cutting s/b pkaging to salvage for some future something or other), & when I see what can be done with it, sure makes me want to try it. Thanks for the gloves tip too. Your card turned out wonderful, and I think your photo was great!
TFS, Hugs & Happy Weekend

happyglitzygirl said...

Lovely card, feminine colours, very elegant, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

sari said...

This is absolutly gorgeous! Love the flower and swirl in the corner and the colors! have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and sunshine

Chris / CS Designs said...

Lovely card. I love the delicate colors, the leftover flower and how you used the acetate.
Thank you for sharing this at The Craft Garden and hope you will join us again this month.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Brigitte said...

What a great idea to use acetate for your card!!! Love the flower and beautiful sentiment! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome card, I too love to work with acetate.xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Mrs A., that leaf die is a perfect match! Cathy x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Very pretty, the colours work really well together. X

Susan Hogan said...

Saw you! Yes, it is hard to photograph acetate but you did a good job! Lovely card. Thanks so much for playing along at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge - One for the Girls! Susan (DT)

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A and very cleverly done with the acetate. Fab soft pastels and your swap partner will love it :) Donna ♥ x

Moira Gray said...

Just lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog, hope we see your work again.

Moira DT.

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card...now don't giggle but i am soooo glad that you showed a sideways shot...as i thought you glued the patterned paper up to the actetate so it looked like a frame picture all on the top layer! And then I sort of thought...what a lot of work for a framed picture...and then i saw the sideways view and the lightbulb turned on...Duhhh!


Love it especially now that i know how it looks and works..teehee.

Bridie Payne said...

Great card, I love the flower

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Bridie

Zoe said...

Wow what an amazing card!!

Thank you for joining this week at Fab'n'Funky

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

cheiron said...

So pretty and I love the acetate. Thanks for playing along with us in the the Anything Goes Challenge over on the SImon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is just gorgeous xxx

Merry said...

Such a pretty card and how clever to use acetate. Wish I would think out of the box like that. :-)