Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Adventures with Acetate ........

What a fun time I've had with this!
& problem solving too!

Over at Less is More this week we are challenged to use Acetate on our cards.

I had a packet of Acetate sheets - unused! - so started to play

I had an idea of what I wanted to do & stamped out my image onto the acetate & started to colour with my Copics - it smeared & didn't dry
as you can see here

I solved my problem by stamping with permanent dye on one side & used my Copics to colour on the other side - problem solved!!
I found stamping larger quotes & stamps onto acetate is quite difficult - it took a few goes as it slipped on the acetate & SMUDGED!!
It took quite a few attempts to get a clear enough image - not enough pressure & it didn't stamp all the image - too much & it slipped & smudged!
I managed an acceptable image eventually!
Good job I had a pack of acetate to play with! LOL

I then wanted to try using my embossing folders on the acetate, something I hadn't done before & I loved the effect :-)

........................but then I had the problem of how to adhere the acetate without losing the effect 
& without the glue being very visible & spoiling the effect

After trying various methods I dusted off my trusty Xyron & tried that
& bingo!
It dulled down the look of the acetate slightly but this was much better than the obviousness of other methods that I tried.

So then I tried various combinations & now have to decide 
 which one I'm happiest with

so here you go folks (if you've made it so far!)

No 1

Close up of No 1

No 2

Close up of sentiment No 2

No 3

Close up No 3


Chrissie said...

I'm so glad you had fun!
These are great... the problem solving obviously was profitable too!
Great cards
Thanks so much for joining us.
"Less is More"

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is very cool! The pop of red against the white- beautiful!

Susan said...

Looks like you really got into the challenge there making several cards! Good for you!! And...they're all great cards!!

craftytrog said...

These are stunning Rachel! x

Mandi said...

Super cards Rachel
i think Id chose number 3 if I had to!
thanks for joining us
Great to see you
Less is more

Paula said...

really like card no2.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful simple stylish and and oh so pretty.


shobanarravi said...

Super stuff! Great ideas with the embossing folders and coloring! :) All paid off! Great cards....all of them!

Lizy said...

These are just beautiful Rachel! I think I like no.! best. I'm going to try the embossing today...though I may have to try coloursing too...forgot about that one!
Lizy x

Suze Bain said...

You've ended up with 3 lovely cards. The flowers are beautiful. x

Debgem said...

These are absolutely stunning!! I love the flower stamps you used and the colouring looks amazing. I think you've really nailed this challenge. Well done!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely stunning, Rachel. Well done with all your experimenting,

Lucy x

Rachelxx said...

Thank you for all your kind comments :-) I definitely want to play some more when I get back from holiday - will have a limited small amount of crafty stuff to play with whilst I'm away.

camcraft said...

Love how you have used your acetate. I have embossed with acetate just once before and was really pleased with it - tend not to work with acetate much as we don't always get along :-(
Carole x

TAM said...

Brilliant set of cards

Hello From Texas said...

Wow you really went for it. I love how your flower turned out; it's simply gorgeous.
Very lovely card!


Carol said...

How pretty! Love the embossed much pretty shiny texture!

Kathyk said...

Smashign pair of cards

Happy Easter