Blossoms and Butterflies Release Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s blog post is part of the Simon Says Stamp’s Blossoms and Butterflies release Blog Hop celebrating THIS release. I have two cards to share today that both incorporate using acetate…

For the first card…

I stamped, colored, and cut out the images from THIS stamp set. I also cut THESE coordinating dies from THIS fun foam to place behind the images for dimension as well as white card stock to adhere behind the images to hide the adhesive through the acetate window.

I stamped a gray piece of card stock with THIS background stamp using THIS ink for a tone on tone look. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the stamp set. I temporarily adhered it to a white note card and cut a two inch section from the center of the card. I removed the gray stamped pieces from the note card pieces and sandwiched a piece of acetate between them. This way it hides all of the adhesive. I adhered the stamped pieces on top of the window and adhered the extra card stock pieces to the back of the images inside the window to hide the adhesive. I adhered small black strips on the top and the bottom of the window for a finished look. I added THIS and THIS to some of the make up for some shine and added a piece of THIS patterned paper to the inside of the card to peek through the window.

For the second card, I started with one of THESE acetate cards and stamped THIS new background using THIS white Stazon ink.

I die-cut THIS word die from a strip of black card stock and a piece of THIS patterned paper. After adhering all of the layers in place, I covered the entire piece with THIS and heat embossed it with THIS clear embossing powder to give it some shine. To hide the adhesive on the back of the strip, I added the same size strip of card stock on the other side of the panel.

For the inside of the card, I added a strip of that same patterned paper for a place to write a message to the recipient…

To hide the adhesive from the rainbow strip, I added another strip to the very back. It’s a perfect spot for your “handmade by” signature…

I chose to use a strip of card stock throughout the design, but you could use any die-cut shape.

The biggest tip I have when working with acetate is to cut several of the shape to hid the adhesive and to use a permanent ink (like StazOn) when stamping.

I hope this inspires you to incorporate acetate on your next project.

BLOG HOP

There is lots more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the talented, Amy Rysavy. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Suzy Plantamura

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Amy Rysavy

Heather Hoffman

Lea Lawson

Looking for even more inspiration? Click HERE to see another project I created using this new release.

GIVEAWAY

Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will announce winners on their blog on Wednesday. I would love to hear which is your favorite card I’ve shared today. Good luck!

Also, I have a special code for you…

Use code BLSM999 with your order to receive a Free Unicorn Dust Glitter. Valid until 4/14 at 11:59 ET or while supplies last.

You can see the entire release HERE. I’ve also linked it below as well as supplies used on today’s cards.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

LINKS TO BUTTERFLIES AND BLOSSOMS RELEASE:



LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED ON TODAY’S CARDS:

157 Comments

  1. Teresa Godines #6857
    April 15, 2019

    Fabulous projects. TFS

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  2. Farhana S
    April 15, 2019

    Wow 😮 amazing creations!!!

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  3. CINDY Aguirre
    April 15, 2019

    I love how you made acetate cards! They are very beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Hamutal Shafrir
    April 15, 2019

    Two lovely cards! Thank you for great inspiration.

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  5. Suzi Metcalfe
    April 14, 2019

    Thanks for explaining how you hid the adhesives! I was trying to figure it out! :o) Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

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  6. Candy T
    April 14, 2019

    Love the butterfly card. Very unique!

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  7. Diana Johnson
    April 14, 2019

    Great techniques and cards!

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  8. S Jameson
    April 14, 2019

    These are so very cool and make me want to dig out my acetate which I haven’t touched in over a year. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Lisa Byers
    April 14, 2019

    I love your beautiful cards. The acetate makes your butterflies so angel like.

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  10. Jenrescuemama
    April 14, 2019

    I agree with the previous comments regarding the butterfly card. It’s gorgeous and one of my faves on this entire blog hop tour!

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  11. Linnea Sundstrom
    April 14, 2019

    luv these! the butterfly card is especially stunning!

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  12. Xon
    April 14, 2019

    Beautiful designs …. and some great tips too!

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  13. Susan S
    April 14, 2019

    Love the background stamps.

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  14. Sandy Stein
    April 14, 2019

    Great ideas for using this release. Great job!

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  15. Denise Mlady
    April 14, 2019

    These acetate cards are so fun! The butterfly card is really stunning, love it. Thanks for the tips for working with acetate.

    Reply

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