Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Acetate Card

Thanks for the lovely emails from 3 of the Blog Candy winners and also from some of the unsuccessful entrants. The winners' prizes will be posted today.
I am still waiting for Wyld Cat in Kentucky to contact me.

It's pouring with rain, but I'm so happy today as my DD2, her DH and 5 month old babe are at this moment flying over from Germany to England to visit us. Woo hoo! I'm so excited and relieved that there is no snow or ice to cause problems on their journey.
I made my daughter this card last night, as her birthday is in 2 days time, and as she is on her way here she won't get to see it.. 
I stamped swirls on acetate using Stazon Black ink, as I've always found this to be best ink on acetate.
The images are stamped on thin white card and the squares must be cut and positioned back to back on the acetate very accurately. 

I added mini tags with messages on both sides and tied them through eyelets to the back edge of the card.
I quite like the impression that everything is suspended in space but this made it so difficult to photograph. It just had to be in daylight as flash reflected so much.
Top pic is the front and the bottom one shows the card open and how the squares fit back to back.


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Gorgeous card Jo and the use of the mini tags is excellent.
Have a lovely time with your family. Lynne M x

sam21ski said...

Lurvley xxxx

Tinkertaylor said...

This is beautiful so clear and crisp. I like how the image seems to be suspended in air. Your DD will love it.
ps If the candy isn't claimed and you need to get rid. I'll gladly give it a warm and loving home.

Cath Wilson said...

Those tags make a difference, Jo - lovely :)

Have a lovely time with the girls!

Amanda said...

Hi Jo, thanks for stopping by at my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! If you want to have a look at more SA stampers/crafters blogs, there's a whole list of them on my blog.
I just love this acetate card of yours! Congrats on your daughters birthday! Must really do an acetate card again. I love them.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tanya said...


cockney blonde said...

Jo, that is beautiful as always from you. You are so talented. Your daughter will love it. Enjoy grandbabby, x

LME said...

Love the black and white and acetate together:)