Monday, January 2, 2017

Colored Acetate

Hello there. Recently, I purchased THIS colored acetate and wanted to play with it. I thought THIS bear die would be a perfect fit for it and created this card...

There are so many creative possibilities with the colored acetate, but I waned to keep it simple and use it with the negative portion of the die. I die-cut the bear five times in a row out of two pieces of cardstock. I did this so the piece behind would perfectly match up. I also lightly drew a straight line with THIS T-ruler so I could keep the bears straight as I die-cut.

After the pieces were cut, I adhered small pieces of the colored acetate behind the openings using THIS strong adhesive. I adhered it to the other piece to make it more sturdy and then used THIS foam tape to adhere it on top of another white piece of cardstock. Since it's lifted off the surface with the foam tape, it gives a cool window look. (It's hard to photograph, but so cool in real life.)

I added a sentiment by combining THIS and THIS stamp set. On simple cards, I like to make the sentiment pop by stamping in THIS ink and adding clear embossing powder on top. I cut some black hearts from the same teddy bear die and adhered them to my card. I added some of THIS on top for some shine. I also added a line underneath the "bear" word in the sentiment with THIS glaze pen to draw attention to it. THIS die was used for the border.

I was inspired by gummy bears. Can you tell!? ;)

I hope this inspires you to give colored acetate a try. Thanks for stopping by,