Thursday, October 11, 2007

YAY!! I did it!!


I finally got my stinkin acetate card to hold still long enough for me to snap a decent picture. Sorry it's not the best, but I am thinking I just got some cheap stuff and next time need some more sturdy acetate. Lesson learned. This was my very first time to stamp on acetate, and there's definitely a learning curve!
I stamped the snowflakes from my Verve Winter Wonder set in White Stazon. Slippery!

This image from Seasonal Circles lends itself so well for emboss resist. First I stamped it with Versamark on Pearlized White cardstock, and embossed it with Clear Detail EP. Then I stamped the greeting (from Winter Wonder) in Versamark, then in Palette Hybrid Noir, and then embossed with Black Detail EP. I love embossing these scripty greetings...it makes them sooo pretty! I then sponged the image with Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip ink.

The diamonds are layered in the order I sponged, first Guava, then Cocoa, and then Chocolate Chip, then a white layer on the very back. I added some hardware on the main panel and tied this yummy May Arts ribbon around to finish it off.

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I also got an amazing RAK in the mail today!! Lookie!!

I have been OOGLING over Charmaine's ribbon (who hasn't!), and in my mail today was not only a gorgeous Charmaine original, but 3 rolls of ribbon!! How lucky am I???

Thanks so much, Charmaine, I love it!! That card is awesome...and so you. HUGS!

I'm going out of town this weekend!! This will be my last post until Monday, so don't miss me too much! And don't forget to check out Jen's Sketch for You to Try this weekend!

Stamps: Winter Wonder & Seasonal Circles (Verve Visual)
Paper: Acetate, Pearlized White, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versamark, Palette Hybrid Noir, White Stazon, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, May Arts Ribbon, Clear Detail EP, Black Detail EP, Sponges

15 comments:

Kathy said...

Love the acetate card and you are definitely a lucky duck to get such a great card and more ribbon!!!!! Have a great weekend.

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OMGOSH! That card is gorgeous!!! I've always wanted to do one but never have! I LOVE the the colors and white snowflakes...beautiful!!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is beautiful, I haven't tried one of these yet, maybe someday.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Your acetate card is GORGEOUS, Shannan! Oh my! I'll bet it looks even more gorgeous in real life! Glad you liked the package! Hope you have fun with the ribbon! :)

babyboxermom said...

Your acetate cards is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

Christi said...

Hahaha! I was wondering how long it was going to take to put this on your blog. This is a great picture! Have fun this weekend!! :)

Bethany Paull said...

Yeah! I've been waiting to see this card for days. And it is totally cool.

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Beautiful acetate card, Shanan! And I so love Charmaine's Bella card with that awesome sentiment. She's amazing. Can't wait to see what you do with that fabulous ribbon!

Mercy said...

SHUT UP! love, love, love the acetate card! i haven't been brave enough to try one yet...now i just have to! thanks for the kick in the pants! LOL!

Joan B said...

Wow, this is amazing. Love love love every element of this card.

Dana said...

OMG. This is incredible Shannan. You did SUCH an amazing job with this! I wish I could hold it and see it up close! I'm amazed at how well it photographed too...must have been a pain in the neck.

And what a great RAK too...love the ribbon *drool*

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

hey girlie--loved your sketch card from yesterday! i am SO casing that idea for the main panel!!
have a great week, friend!
sus

denise said...

Thanks for posting on your Acetate card- i was beginning to think i was the only one to not know the "trick"! I posted on my blog for advice on acetate and have 2 recommendations i'll pass on- haven't tried them yet- but will tomorrow.

Amy said:
I’ve been using the Apollo Brand (#PP100C - non-striped). It states it’s “Plain Paper Copier Transparency Film”.

Natasha said:
I’ve found the best luck with the Staples laser printer brand ones. These ones: http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=&webid=476824&affixedcode=WW.
Although I found a 100-pack in store. I found these ones are sturdy enough to hold a scored fold for a while, plus, you can emboss on them!

Great job on your card!

StamperSharon said...

Acetate IS a bugger to photograph, isn't it? But you did a great job and this card is gorgeous!

Colleen said...

ohhhhh I love your acetate card...just beautiful! (and you lucky duck...that is some awesome ribbon and a super cute card.)

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