Monday, August 27, 2007

Acetate cards

Yippee! I had some time tonight to make a couple of cards. The best part is that they utilize the latest cool technique posted to splitcoaststampers.com: Acetate Cards. I have actually made a couple of these cards in the past, but hadn't recently so this was a fun refresher. These cards are always such a WOW!

The first uses the Autumn Harvest stamp set (available September 1st) for the main images and the Baroque Motifs stamp set for the background on the card front. Then used the Holiday & Wishes stamp set for the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment.

Quick notes: the flourish stamp from Baroque Mofifs was stamped in Cotton White StazOn (a permanent fast-drying solvent ink). The pumpkin, leaves and squash were stamped in Black StazOn on Whisper White cardstock and then watercolored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun and Garden Green).

Watercolor paper definitely holds up better than Whisper White cardstock when it comes to watercoloring. And the crayons are much easier to blend without smearing the black ink. If using Whisper White cardstock it is probably a good idea to heat set the image before watercoloring or at least have a little patience and wait awhile for the image to dry. I didn't and there was a little bit of smearing. My bad!

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Supplies used: Autumn Harvest stamp set; Baroque Motifs stamp set; Holidays & Wishes stamp set; Garden Green, Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock; Old Olive Classic and Black StazOn ink pads; Cotton White StazOn ink pad; Watercolor Wonder Crayons; Blender Pens; Stampin' Dimensionals; Round Tab Punch; Acetate (transparency sheet).

The second card uses the new Snow Burst stamp set that is available September 1st. The inside sentiment is from the So Many Sayings hostess stamp set.

Quick Notes: Again, the snowflakes were stamped on the card front using Cotton White StazOn. The edges of the punched snowflakes were sponged with Blue Bayou Classic ink. The centers of the smaller snowflakes are Antique Brass brads from the Vintage Brads and the larger snowflake has a Jumbo Antique Brass eyelet for its center (yup, new accessory... this is my first time using one!).

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Supplies used: Snow Burst stamp set; So Many Sayings stamp set; Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Not Quite Navy cardstock; Soft Sky and Blue Bayou Classic ink pads; Black StazOn ink pad; Cotton White StazOn ink pad; 3/4" and 1" circle punches; scallop circle punch; Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon; vintage brads; jumbo antique brass eyelets; Stampin' dimensionals; Acetate (transparency sheet).

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