Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stamping on Acetate

This card has a simple classic look and could be used for any occassion. The simplicity reminds me of a sympathy or thinking of you card. I did not put a saying on the front and they are blank inside as well for personalization. I started with the set Lovely as a Tree from Stampin' Up, black stazon ink and a piece of acetate (also known as "transparencies"). You can find this at your local craft stores, but it is cheaper to go to your local office supplie store. (I was fortunate enough to get several boxes from my good friend Stephanie when she was cleaning out her basement - Thanks, Stephanie!! We'll have to make these cards this summer!) Stamp the trees on the front side of the acetate. Stazon dries quite quickly so you can turn it over and rotate the acetate so you are stamping the trees (almost touching) to look like a mirror reflection. I used a blue/gray paper for the top, garden green for the middle and silver for the bottom. Attach these strips to a white card. Place the stamped trees acetate sheet on the front. Attach with black brads (paper fasteners) in the corners. The fun thing about this card is that you can turn it either way. You can have a blue sky or a gray sky. My daughter and I couldn't decide which way we liked best, so we did some of both!! Hope you enjoy this card.

3 comments:

rebecca said...

This is one of my all time favorite stamp sets, and I love transperencies. What a beautiful card using both!! Simple, too. Thank you for the inspiration.

Robyn said...

Great tutorial!! I love how your card turned out!

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