Saturday, 4 February 2012

Simply Saturday with metal and acetate

Hello :)
Last day of our Metal & Acetate week with a C&S day and Gay's beautiful cards.
These pictures will also give an idea of the different ways to take photographs of those acetate cards. 
I find that acetate cards (as well as the all white cards) are the hardest to take pics of. 

The 12x12 acetate was scored and folded and trimmed into a DL card, after embossing with the TH texture fade I used a copic pen to highlight it on the flower as well as the base of the card.
The mini rosette die is great if you want some depth on a card and I felt the centre of this flower needed something substantial. The edge die had to be passed through my cuttlebug twice to get the long border and the pattern doesn't match totally but it works well enough here. I wrapped the result over the long edge of the card and attached it by using Pinflair glue gel in the channel where it wraps around the card, love that scrollwork border. Having a place for the sentiment on a card made of acetate is a bit of a problem so here I hung two tiny labels, not a large area to write on but better than nothing!

This card was a cut off from the 12x 12 acatate and when embossed with the frame I really liked it so embossed some white card and velum to layer. I used the white card so that there is an area to send the message at the back of the card. The only way I could attach the card and velum was with brads and I covered the backs with card candy.

This card was easy and I loved making it, the stamp is a delight and I simply stamped and coloured it. The book was a piece of metal that I stamped with black Stazon and then embossed, I sanded the result and cut it out finishing with a green copic pen for depth of colour.

I used for the first two cards
Tim Holtz texture fades, Fancy and Floral Frames
Embossing folder Craft Concepts, Budding Vine.
Ten Second studio metal sheet peacock 
Crafty Secrets Stamps, Journaling
CI 307 stamps for the sentiment
Small pastel brads.
Craftwork Cards Candi

For the last card I used
Crafty Secrets Stamp, Story of Me.
Copics and TH Distress inks to colour

See you soon, 


  1. Some super ideas and the last card well it's just so adorable :)not the sort of card I would usually go for
    Von x♥x

  2. These are absolutely wonderful and fabulous inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Great tips and ideas here - thank you!

  4. Just wonderful indeed very inspiring Shaz in oz.x

  5. I love the idea of using acetate. I really like the metallic look on the final card. I need to have a go at that technique!
    Some great demos in the shop today. Particularly loved the work by Neil as it's right up my street but all inspirational!


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