Thursday, 22 June 2017



Hallo Everyone!

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 ...........

"Hi there!
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 
die again.

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 
splat effect.

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"

Materials List:

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..........!

'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx

1 comment:

  1. Great collection of cards Louise. Happy crafting, Angela xXx


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