Friday, January 20, 2012

Clearly Sweet

I loved last week's TCP Tuesday Embossing Challenge so much that I wanted to do another card. I don't know about you, but I love making clear cards. Something about them makes them look so special. So I pulled out my acetate and the "Sugar, Sugar" clear set to try something a little different.

And, of course, I had to pull out my favorite grass die, too.

First, I cut the acetate to a regular card size, 8.5" x 5.5", folded it down the center and ran the front through my Big Kick using an embossing folder and placed a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of DP in the back. I love the way that the embossing looks against the DP. Unfortunately, for me, it doesn't photograph well, but you get the picture.

I folded a piece of 11"x 4.25" green cardstock in half to get 5.5" x 4.25". Keeping the fold toward the bottom, I ran the grass die, at an angle, through the two layers of cardstock at the same time, about 1.5" from the top.

Then, I just slipped the embossed acetate between the two layers, with the bottom edge of the acetate at fold of the green card bottom. The layers of cardstock cover any adhesive, giving a nice neat finish.

And then I used one of the discarded pieces of "grass" to decorate the top after I embellished it with a little Orange Divine Twine. Pretty snazzy. So snazzy that I'm going to be teaching how to do this card this Saturday at Mainely Stampin' at their card marathon, 10 to the end. That's 10 cards for only $35. It's an awesome deal. AND so much fun hanging at my LSS.

Now, I'm a little behind with my TCP Tuesday Challenges, but The Cat Pack is not. Lori's Color Challenge is to use Pale Pink, Melon and Brown.

I just ADORE this scrappy little card by Leigh to celebrate National Penguin Day. It's so funny to see the penguin in his very own basket.

And, this beary sweet card by Nancy. This gal can really work that Heart Trio CutUps.

Love this sweet card by Jenny. She's a winner in the game of stamping! Check out her use of Queen of Hearts CutUps.

And, last but not least, Julie. Her paper piecing and coloring of that sweet little bird is so cute!

Want to play along? I know I will. Just upload your card using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post and you could win Cat's Cash and be eligible to be our next Swanky Stamper!

And, if you can, join me at Mainely Stampin' this Saturday!


Noelle said...

Alam, this is just so cute! I really love the acetate/textured card with the DP behind! Bunny loks pretty smug there resting in the grass after too much candy! :)

wendy said...

Super terrific the use of acetate!

Julie Masse said...

Adorable card!! Love the embossing on acetate! Bet you guys had fun stamping the night away!! :)


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