Thursday, May 15, 2014

Acetate Challenge...

I am so glad that I decided to create an acetate challenge over on the Little Tangles Blog. I love the fun and unexpected look of acetate, but it sometimes can be tricky to work with. However, when creating this project, I stumbled upon a great tip that may work for some of you that are intimated by acetate (like me).

Here is my card for the challenge...

I decided to use acetate as my card base. My favorite acetate cards are THESE from Hero. They are high quality and are easy to work with. I stamped my new favorite greeting on the front of the acetate card using white Staz-On ink. Well, I must have had that ink pad for quite some time because the ink was kind of dull. So I restamped it. It looked okay but you still couldn't see it well. 

Here's the tip...If you're looking for that bright white look on acetate, use the staz-on as something for a White Gel Pen to grip to. I simply traced the image with my white pen and the only way for it to not smear on the acetate is to have the staz-on ink as a base. This would work for black as well. Here's a closer look (You can see the Staz-On ink. It almost serves as a shadow, a cool effect) 
To finish the card, I created a watercolor panel to go behind (on the inside of the card). I punched a 3x4 rectangle with THIS punch out of THIS paper and used Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks with water. I flicked some pearlized water on top to give spots of shine. Adhering this is the tricky part because of the clear card. I used glossy accents in tiny dots behind the words of the sentiment. It took some time but you don't see any adhesive that way.

I also added some black and white twine to the side of the card to appear as it is floating. I really like how it turned out! I hope you can enter your acetate card HERE for a chance to win a Neat and Tangled Stamp Set of your choice.

Thanks for stopping by!


Leslie Hanna said...

This is so cool! And a GREAT tip for the white lettering!

Betty said...

Really cool way to use acetate, Heather. Looks lovely :-)