You might want to pay
a lot of attention to
Louise Thomson's tutorial
today - she has given us
a trio of greetings cards
The fun starts here ...........
Having been challenged to create
something using acetate and enamel
I decided a clean and simple style would
work really well.
I selected a fairly basic set of resources
to create three different clean and
simple cards, suitable for lots of occasions.
For card number one
I used a square white card
and die cut 'bright bubbles' from it.
Using a steel ruler and a craft knife
I sliced about an inch off the edge of the card
I then added a piece of acetate the
same size as the original card front
and added the die cut bubbles back in.
I blended a few bright distress inks onto
white card and die cut the bright bubbles
I used the coloured die cut pieces to fill
in some of the holes on the card
I blended a little more ink on to white card,
and cut out some lettering using another sizzix die.
I stuck these on to the edge of the acetate.
Finally, I finished the card with some dots of enamel.
For card number two
I used the sizzix alphabet dies to cut out
the word 'celebrate' (For obvious reasons this has
to be done with a few rolls through the big shot.
I backed them with a piece of acetate
I used some bright distress inks to create
a rainbow effect panel.
With the rainbow panel cut out, I edged it
with 3D foam mount tape
and filled it with sequins and seed beads
then sealed it with a piece of acetate to
create a shaker and stuck it to the
inside of the card as a surprise
To finish the front of the card I dotted
some enamel accents around the lettering
and using the point of my craft knife,
I dragged out the enamel dots to create a
For card number three
I sliced the edge off a square white card
Using more of my rainbow inked card
I cut out the letters 'happy'
I replaced the missing piece of card with
acetate and added a strip of white card back
on to the very edge.
I stuck the lettering on to the acetate
and stamped a birthday sentiment below
Finally, the card is finished off with some more
lovely dots of enamel accents"
Distress inks - scattered straw, abandoned coral, wilted violet, lucky clover, mermaid lagoon.
Enamel Acents - Grape soda, Forget-me-not, Lemon Twist
Birthday stamp (by Craft work cards, similar one here)
Thank you very much Louise for
showing us how to make these
very effective cards
I feel a purchase coming on
those dies would be such a
useful addition to my stash..........!