Monday, February 23, 2015

Clear Acetate Card Tutorial

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!

Jenny here with your weekly tutorial.

First I thought I would share with you a corner of
my studio while it is still reasonably messy free.
This is where I do most of my creating.

I'm one that prefers to have my most used supplies
around me for inspiration and convenience.
I also like to start each project with a clean desk area...
doesn't always happen that way though :)

Today I am showing you how easy it is
to create a clear acetate card.

It's been a long cold winter around here so
I went with a cheerful Spring theme for my card,
using the Happy Happy stamp and die sets and
Ticket Sentiments stamp set.  You could 
also use airplanes, hot air or birthday balloons  
(anything airy) on your card.
For the card base, I used a clear acetate 
folded card measuring 5 x 5 1/4  by Hero Arts. 

A list of all the supplies I used are
below this post with convenient links to shop. 

Begin by stamping and then die cutting your
images with colored card stock or designer paper.
I used dye inks for the sun and kite and a 
Brilliance Pearlescent ink for the cloud.  
You will also need to cut three more of each image
in white, or if you prefer, in the same colors.

Arrange and adhere (I used a tape runner) 
colored card stock images 
to the front on your card.

I stamped my sentiment next.
 You could also do this before 
adhering images to your card base.
Next I glued on some twine "kite string".
I like the added dimension and the
look of it trailing below the card.

Now you will notice when you
open the card the tape is noticeable,
and we don't want that.  So starting with the very 
back of your card, adhere the same images.  
Super easy to see where they go by following the 
layout in the front of the card.

Next do the same for the inside.
Now your card will have a nice finished look
without any glue or tape showing.
This is also where you can write your message.

Finally, using a white Staz-on Ink,
(pigment or dye ink will not adhere to acetate)
I stamped a smiley face from the Happy Happy set
and stars from the Ticket Sentiments set.

Here is how my card looks closed.
Notice that you don't see the other
images on the inside and back.

Here is my bright and cheerful clear
card displayed open on one of my
 bookshelves in my studio.

I just love how unique and fun
clear cards are.  I'm keeping mine
in my studio for now as a reminder
that Spring will eventually arrive!





Cynthia said...

Adorable acetate card, Jenny. Lovely workspace as well!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness, I love this card Jenny. I too love an acetate card.
Your craft space with the louvered panels holding your most frequently used paper pads is an awesome idea. I am all about having what I use most often, close at hand. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Migdalia said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Love it!!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Cathymac said...

What a great tutorial, Jenny! I have never made an acetate card, but you have inspired me to do so!