Technique Tuesday-Layering Acetate

This is the last in my Vellum and Acetate Technique Tuesday posts and I think I’ve saved the best for last.  I’ve enjoyed bringing you this series and hope it was helpful or at least interesting to those of you who don’t make cards.

When I saw the video on how to make this card in Online Card Classes, Clear & Sheer, I knew I had to try it.  I can’t show you the video as it’s part of a paid class, but I highly recommend it and many of the others offered there.

When I shared this card in the November Technique Blog Hop, I mentioned how much I loved it and will say again the picture just does not do this card justice.  I encourage you to try it yourself if you’re a card maker.  If you missed the first three in the series, you can find them here, here and here.

Pssst wm 1I used the MISTI (a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig would also work), which was integral to the successful alignment of the image, which is stamped in White StazOn on the acetate and on Basic Gray card stock with Basic Gray ink.  I also stamped the greeting on the acetate from the same Happy Watercolor stamp set (from the 2014 Occasions Catalog)

While allowing the ink to dry on the acetate (it takes a while), I colored the image on the Basic Gray with Stampin’ Up’s colored pencils (now retired…but they’re bringing them back).  Here’s a closer look:

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I used two shades of pink/rose and two of green with a splash of yellow in the flower centers.  Using just those few pencils, I got a beautiful blend with shading.

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I’m very fond of the new stitched dies, but my craft room can only hold so much.  I tried duplicating the look in my silhouette and “almost” did it.  My blade should have been sharper, but I didn’t want to waste this.  From the side you can see I have the Basic Gray panel with the image attached directly to the card base.  I attached the acetate to the back of the stitched rectangle and attached Stampin’ Up’s new foam strips around the perimeter and carefully, placed this over the colored image, making sure the images are aligned.

As you can see from the various photos, I filled some of the empty looking areas with sequins.   I have a number of sequin packages, having purchased them after seeing a card made with them.  But I seldom think to use them and I’m trying to use my stash.

For the inside, I created the sentiment using Courier New and Atlas of the Magi, color matched to the Basic Gray.  There was a sentiment included with the set, but I wanted it bigger.  I stamped the flower in gray as well and placed the Whisper White on a mat of Basic Gray.

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I can’t wait to try this technique again.  Flowers are perfect for this technique, but I want to try other images as well.   What do you think?  Are you going to try it?


4 Responses to “Technique Tuesday-Layering Acetate”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    What a lovely technique. It reminds me of something my crafty grandmother (Nana) used to do back in the 70s. She did oil paintings of flowers in layers of 5 panes of glass then separated them with thin strips of wood in a very deep frame. The gave a wonderful 3-D effect just like this card.

  2. nclights7 says:

    Beautiful!! I love the flowers and the sentiment!

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