19 Mar 2020

Sparkling Acetate

How is everyone doing? I do hope you are all being sensible and keeping yourselves and your families as safe as possible during this nasty virus outbreak. At least those of us that are well and self-isolating will now have more time to craft. Even if you are working from home you'll probably still have more time as you won't have any travel time to get to and from work.

For me, it means I won't have any friends or family coming over to stay, so I actually had some time to make a super-sparkly acetate card for my Visible Image design team inspiration this week. Just look at the sparkles on this quick video of the card. (I was filming one handed so I do fumble when opening the card!)

Isn't that Renaissance stencil stunning? It is so beautiful and I adore it!

So how did I make this one? It was easy-peasy to make, but you just need time for the paste to set.

Take a piece of acetate ( if you look closely you can see the acetate in this photo) and tape your pretty stencil over the acetate with low-tack tape.

Now spread a translucent dimension paste over the stencil. Very carefully remove the tape and the stencil, then sprinkle glamour dust, or another equivalent glitter, all over the wet paste, tap off the excess and leave it to dry completely. Ideally, leave it overnight.

When dry, trim and score the acetate to make it into a card blank, with the glittery part on the front.

Next take your image and stamp and emboss it with a black embossing powder, then fussy cut it out.

Glue the image to the front of your card.

Take a piece of black card to mat behind the image and tape or glue it on the on the inside of the card. I chose black card because it shows the pattern of the stencil better than white did, plus it was difficult to see the thin double sided tape from the very front of the card.

Now take two identical sized pieces of white card for the area to write your message on the inside and add your 'made by' sticker or stamp to the back.

To line all those mats up, I placed one piece of white card with the dst/glue side facing upwards, on top of the black card and simply closed the acetate over the top. In this photo you can see from the very back of the card when it was closed that the DST shows through, so ....

...now it is ready to add the other piece of white card to cover this DST on the very back of the card blank. This gives a professional, finished look, especially when you add your made by stamp to the very back piece.

And there you have it! A card to impress but super-simple to make.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

Other Supplies:

Hunkydory Crafts Acetate, low tack masking tape, Sweet Poppy Stencil Dimensions transluscent paste, DecorArt Glamour Dust (crystal), Versamark clear ink, WOW! primary ebony embosiing powder, white card, black card, double sided tape.

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us

That's it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx

1 comment:

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh Wow! LOVE this sparkle.
Glamour Dust is my all time favourite glitter and it looks amazing here.