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Friday, December 21, 2007

Acetate Sympathy Bouquet

Good morning :o)

I was browsing SplitcoastStampers for the first time in a long while yesterday and found a tutorial for acetate-bodied cards. I had tried my own last year and it worked alright, but it was so much easier with their step-by-step instructions with photos and sizes. Here's the link for the page it's on: SplitcoastStampers Be sure to click on the gallery link at the bottom of the page for some more great sample cards.

Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I pretty much followed the SCS directions, changing the size to suit my stamp image size. I stamped the flowers (Inkadinkado) in black Staz-On, then used a blender pen and Stampin' Up! markers to color it in. I used some iridescent glitter glue over the blue on the water area and added a silver dragonfly brad as shown.

When adding brads and rivets, etc. try to use them so that subsequent layers of cs will cover the backs.

The sympathy stamp is a Anna Griffin, and the swirls are Autumn Leaves, Rhonna Farrer, Elegant Swirls set (stamped in white Staz-On - don't forget to reink this pad frequently for best coverage.) I used a sponge to edge the card with the white ink, and tied a sheer silvery ribbon along the fold.
Thanks for looking!


leenda said...

Beautifully done!

FireCracker082 said...

This is just gorgeous Nancy! Did you need my address??? GRIN