Hey everyone!It's me again.I have made this Acetate Card and would like to share with you what worked and what didn't work.And also, a few ideas about how you can make a see through card while still being able to hide the glue on the other side.
Oh before I forgot, I have finally managed to upload mini pictures (which are clickable for a bigger view I hope!) and I am going a bit mad with it.It took me ages to learn this and I must say a BIG THANK YOU to Emilia (click on her name to view her fab and cute blog)who has has helped me. This post here, I have managed to group the pictures together by resizing on Paint Shop Pro itself.My previous post, I had to upload in photobucket and when you click on it, it takes you to photobucket, and it wasn't what I wanted. Anyway, all in all, I am very happy that I have managed to work this out, but without the help of Emilia, I wouldn't have managed.
Click HERE if you want to see the picture tutorial she did on her blog to explain how you can do this.
Okay, let's get started with this Acetate Card.First of all, you can buy two types of acetates, one which is the normal acetate, and the other one, though I wouldn't say it is abnormal, it is the special one that you can put in your photocopier. And the latter is smooth and glossy on one side, and rough on the other side. Now if you are planning to make an acetate card without heat embossing, then go ahead and use the 'normal' acetate which you can get in different thicknesses.I have a few acetates (normal ones) and some are thin, and some quite thick.But I cannot remember where I got them from *sorry*. But in this project, I am using the special one and I got it from a stationery shop, I just asked for Photocopy Acetate.
Then, I stamped as usual with embossing ink on the glossy side, and I have used white embossing powder and heat embossed with a heat tool. Remember to move your heat tool about so you dont scorch the acetate. Sometimes, the acetate might start to curl ever so slightly but by that time, the embossing powder should have melted anyway.
Here in the first picture, I have used a normal acetate just to show you what will happen. It doesn't work as it is not heat resistant and obviously you will not have a pretty sight, huh!Also notice how the embossing powder sticks to the acetate as the acetate is very static.
Here I have used the special acetate. It has started to curl very very lightly, but the embossing is done.It is less static but I did have to use a dry paintbrush to brush off excess of powder around the flower, inside the petals.
I have attached a polka dot ribbon to match and now, adhering the flowers. I have used mini glue dots to stick the first flower but I have put the flower inside. If you look at the picture you can see the glue dots( I hope).
A close up here so you can see exactly what I mean.
This is the inside of the card. So, there you have it!I hope you have enjoyed this and please comment if you have a minute...When I get comments, it makes my day.My husband asked me: And how do you write in this card?
Bye and see you again soon!