Sunday, 17 April 2011

Less is More Week 11 - Acetate and updated!

See end of post for update!

Hi All

Over at Less is More this week we are challenged to use Acetate.  Not something I've used a lot of!
For my card I stamped Hobby Art Trees with Stazon on the front of the acetate and then splodged (technical term!) alcohol inks - red pepper and lettuce on the reverse. I stuck the acetate to the card with stiki glue pen gluing behind the trees - thanks for the tip Mandi, I think finding a way to adhere acetate is what has put me off in the past.

Thanks for looking

Sandra



Update

Followed Chrissie's advice and put a frame around the image.Much easier to hide glue and it sets off the picture!

Sandra

25 comments:

Monika said...

after this card I know I had to have alcohol inks--this is wonderful

TAM said...

Great card - I love playing with alcohol inks but don't get chance often enough - maybe for this challenge

Jenny said...

Lovely card Sandra, the inks make a great scene for the tree stamp :)
Jenny x

Hello From Texas said...

Simply gorgeous. I love how you inked up the background. Very rough, but fitting for those trees. Great, great card!!
TFS
Carole

Dolly Daydreams said...

Simply perfect "splodging " you made me laugh. Fantastic card you should frame this.

Marie

dutchstamptramp said...

Love the colours and the whole idea. Gorgeous card!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi There, that's beautiful, I love the splattering at the edge of the inks, brilliant:0) xxx

Carla said...

lovely effect

Cathy said...

Love the splodging .. very technical and I must use that term!! Stunnnig card.
Cathy xx

Chrissie said...

This is really effective Sandra... just love that splodging!
Another way of attaching acetate is to frame it and then attach the frame to the card.. I think that this might have worked on your card but you can't see your glue on this, so well done!
Super card!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lynne K said...

This is beautiful! If you have a Xyron machine, you can attach acetate with the Xyron adhesive and it doesn't show through. Before I take off the backing paper I rub over it well with my bone folder and it smooths it out so that it's invisible.
Lynne x

Mandi said...

Those pens do wrk well with acetate I have to say!
your trees look FAB, lovely card
Thanks Sandra
mandi
Less is More

Jo said...

This is a great card Sandra, I love it. Jo x

Susan said...

I need to get my alcohol inks out and play with them...I didn't realize I could use them on acetate! Duh!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous love everything about this fabulous card. XOXO Zoe

Jess said...

wow! The colours are fab!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sandra
Gorgeous card love it ......
hugs
sylvie
.....xxxx

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card.Chrissieann x

Suze Bain said...

Lovely card Sandra, your 'splodging' is great. x

Michelle said...

fab card xx

Paula said...

Love the splodging technique & those trees. So effective. I'm hopeless at CAS; especially one layer cardds - it takes me longer to do one of those than my normal efforts.
Paula (PEP)

Aileen said...

Love this and the frame does set it off brilliantly. x

Lynne said...

Your card is fabulous. I liked the first shot but I love the second with the frame. Makes it look more finished.
Lynne xxx

Kathyk said...

Loving this technique and the stamp you chose is simply perfect for this too - FAB card

Kathyk

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours! so elegant. It looks great with the frame. I've had similar problems with the glue aspect