Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Acetate Shaped card.

My card shape today is made from Acetate
which has been sandwiched between 
layers of patterned paper.
This is my inspiration piece for 
my Butterfly Challenge




 I find acetate is normally quite a fiddly thing to use in making cards.
You either have to use as a window within a frame or 
attach using brads to the front so that you do not see
any of your fixing tapes.
I found a great  tutorial  here by Kristina Werner which uses none of these ideas.
Kristina used an actual acetate card base for her card
but I just used a sheet of acetate cut down and scored heavily using my Scor-Pal.

The design papers were a freebie in Papercraft Inspirations magazine
called Vintage Treasures by Jennifer Ellory.
Image is by Lily of the Valley from their pre coloured 
Art Pad Set 19 Cute Cottage Garden.
I used my  Xcut  rounder  for the corners.

Here is the back of the card which shows the whole 
of the acetate card with the design paper adhered to the back
which mirrors exactly the inside panel thus hiding all the double sided tapes.

The sentiment is made using Anita's silver peel offs.
Quite difficult to get good photos because of the glare you get
back from the acetate.  Don't think you can see me pointing the camera!

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #50 Anything goes.
Craft Your Passion #252 Anything goes.
Buckwells Crafty #6 Flowers
Sister Act #96 Anything goes.
Scrapping4fun Challenges #37 Anything goes.
Use Your Stuff #176 Monochromatic.
Through The Craftroom Door # Anything goes.
Fab 'n' Funky #250 Focus on the image.
Hiding In My Craft Room #190 Freestyle

35 comments:

Sandra H said...

So pretty Mrs A is your card l do like to see Acetate on a card and yours is gorgeous and what a pretty floral image you have used xx

Liz said...

What a great way to use acetate! Beautiful card, with a lovely image. xx

Hettie said...

I find acetate fiddly so tend to avoid it! Liking your card.
Well I went to have a chat with the Girls about their fowl language and they were definitely not speaking those words at all. However, please will you and Ziva stop fighting for worms? It does upset me to see you two squabbling!
Hugs
xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card...like the acetate!
xxx Margreet

Jacee said...

Love the idea with the acetate, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

Beautiful card Mrs A huggles Sue xx

Carol said...

This is so pretty Mrs A, love it. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

This is so beautiful Valery, such pretty papers too, hugs Kate x

Kathleen said...

Acetate scares me to death, what a great card and a lovely LOTV image

Kath x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

One time at a class we made a whole set of really great acetate cards. The card base was acetate like you have here and then you just had to plan your inside and outside layers thusly to hide adhesive. They came out great, much like your card here did!

KandA said...

Amazing card Mrs A. Never had the nerve to try an acetate card myself xx

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is pretty and different. I love the way it just opens up like a window. The vase of flowers is so springy.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mrs A, I like the design
Kevin xx

Debby said...

this is a pretty creation
thank you for sharing your card with us at FNF

hugs Debby

Lucy Woods said...

Love that gorgeous image Mrs A! Beautiful card!
Lucy x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Great use of the acetate and very pretty card.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Zue said...

you are right, it is fiddly stuff, but worth the effort...
sue xx

Lisa Mensing said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion.

nnalorac said...

So pretty, lovely image and colours.

nnalorac said...

Ipad wouldn't let me finish. The die you asked about is called you mean the world to me by spellbinders. Code S4 - 497. Glad you asked as I found I had not noticed I had left a small square one inside the packaging. Glad I hadn't thrown it out! Thank you for your lovely comment. Carol xx

Pat said...

Beautiful acetate card! I too shy away from acetate cards, but I'll have to check out the tutorial and try again! Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion challenge blog.

rachel said...

wonderful acetate card Valery - I find acetate quite tricky but should try harder I think! Big hugs rachel x

Shirl said...

What a wonderful idea and great use of acetate! I love that image too. Gorgeous card so soft and pretty! Thanks for joining us over at Use Your Stuff and for taking part in my monochromatic challenge. Hugs DT Shirl

JoZart Quilts said...

Acetate works so well and gives another dimension to cards. Love how you used it. Thanks for popping in on me and for your comment.
Jo x

Sherry said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A. Acetate works really well when it's embossed too xx

Aha, the hanging threads - or lack of them on my bag - believe it or not I thought of you as I was tidying them up - LOL xx

Sandra Schabel said...

What a beautiful card you made. Thank you so much for your Entry at S4F Challenge.
Have a great Weekend.
Sandra DT

Michelle Looi said...

Ah, such a lovely card! Great earthy tones
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

haththi said...

Lovely design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart. x

Merry said...

So very pretty.

karrie sweet said...

What a fabulous technique to create a unique card! thanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff's Monochromatic challenge.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I hate acetate! You've done brilliantly with it. Loving this pretty card and the lovely papers x

Kimbo said...

Fabulous card Mrs A, so different and a gorgeous image x

Judith said...

This is so pretty - I just love the colours, thank you so much for joining in our flowers challenge at Buckwells Crafty challenge this month hugs judith x

Sammy said...

This is soooo pretty! I love the images. Thank you for playing along at Buckwells Crafty Challenge. Sammy-x