Before I share the card, however, let me give a warm welcome shout out to a new blog follower, Janice of My Craft Room Makes. Thanks for becoming a follower here, and I hope that my visitors will take a few minutes to pop over to say Hello to Janice, and enjoy the wonderful cards that she is sharing with us!
For this first card, I tried a technique using acetate, which I'd seen done some time ago, on this video:
It's called Stained Glass, and really was not that difficult to do. I didn't have the same image as used in the video, nor the colors of reinkers. Attempted it anyway, and the idea of wrapping the plastic palette with cling wrap, and tossing when you're finished was a good one, that I highly recommend. Mixed a few drops of glossy accents into a palette well, added about 3 drops of red & green reink colors (one red was a PTI Scarlet Red, and one was Ranger's Candied Apple. The Candied Apple was a bit thick coming from the bottle - that sort of surprised me. Usually the Ranger reinkers are quite fluid). The green reinkers were Stamping Up colors.
- Transparency acetate stamped with black Staz On, allowed to dry overnight. Be sure to follow the directions as to what side you should stamp and ink when using transparencies. Since I'm a rather slow painter, my ink probably got drier than it should have by the time I was ready to dump the glitter, which was SU Dazzling Diamonds. It did not adhere as well as shown in the video, but enough stuck to make a mess trying to trim out. Adhered the image to the white embossed card front with Glossy Accents, and no hint of it shows through the ink and glitter. You only get one chance to apply this, because the glitter, which has become colored, gets all over the white...at least mine did!
- Stampendous Create a Poinsettia Image, pretty, but with all the 'extraneous twigs' in the image, it was a bit difficult to see just where to place the color painting from the back side of the acetate.
- An old EF, embossed on the white top layer, and HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments for the greeting. Bet you can guess that my first effort stamping over the white didn't stamp evenly, so when I tried to restamp, it blurred. Why didn't I use Misti? I stamped again with DI Candied Apple ink, using the Misti, and did 3 stampings to get an even inking...Then used an oval punch. It would have looked much nicer without the extra layer, as the whites look different.
This is a technique I'll be trying again.
Another old Darice EF to emboss, the same HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiment, stamped with Misti and DI Mowed Lawn...3 inkings and looks much better applied directly to the card rather than an extra layer.
Please check the side bar for links to my fellow Christmas Card Club members, and take time to enjoy what each has shared.
We're off Sunday to our annual family reunion up in North Carolina, so I'll be missing at least for Sunday. Will try to catch up my visiting ASAP. Monday I think our TO DO will be going to a tile store to see what is available. Decisions must be made, and get this repair started.
Thanks for visiting, have a grand Sunday, and come again when you can. Hugs.