Saturday, April 30, 2016

Online Card Classes Clear & Sheer, Acetate Embossing

This card is inspired by the lesson on day 4 and Debby Hughes' beautiful card.  She showed us how to heat emboss on acetate and then color with alcohol markers on the back.

I used one of my favorite stamps: Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea---just love this!  The frame is Spellbinder's A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threader.  After I colored the flower (yes I love bright colors!) I also ran the acetate through with the frame die so I could stitch around the outside edge.

I learned something new too.  I've always known that you can die your ribbon with Distress Inks.  Well I didn't have a Distress Ink that coordinated well enough (& I do like to be coordinated!) so I wondered if I could color the ribbon using the same markers that I used for the flower.  TaDaaa!!  It worked!  Used my heat tool to dry it.  I also put drops of plain old rubbing alcohol on the ribbon and it gave it a very interesting look (doesn't really show in the photo too much).  Note to self (and anyone else trying this):  WEAR GLOVES--the ink really does stain the fingers!  LOL!

Thank you for taking a look!!

1 comment:

  1. A really pretty card! Love the colors and thanks for the ribbon tip!


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