Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Acetate Window Birthday Card!


 Oh I think this just turned out SO cool!  It all started because I recently did a make and take at Archivers where we embossed acetate.  So, I wanted to emboss some at home. 

I'm thinking of re-doing this on video.  If you'd like that please let me know in the comments :) 

I used the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder on a piece of acetate, and loved it.  So, I decided I wanted to be able to see confetti through it.  So, I attached another piece of acetate behind it, adding confetti inside, and then I had this cute little pouch with confetti in it.  I used red line tape for a strong hold.



I used my Gypsy to place a rectangle window in a card, although you can do this with a paper trimmer if you want - I just stink at that technique!  *LOL*  I attached the window behind it.

I wanted something pretty on the inside to see through the card, so I cut a cute little cupcake from the Sweet Treats cartridge and added some various colors of Stickles for bling, Cotton Candy, Lavendar, Magenta, & Yellow.
I stamped the sentiment from the SP & Company Ultimate Sentiments I set.  Using Elegant Eggplant ink from Stampin' Up.



I finished off by decorating the front of the card.  I used the Itty Bitty Bits set from Stampin' Up.  They are so tiny and cute, it took me a long time to fill the whole frame, but it was fun, and that makes this really one of a kind.  I was still using the Elegant Eggplant ink.  

Then I added Deep Plum Glimmer Mist.  I taped down the rectangle that cut out to make the frame, I put it over the acetate to avoid getting glimmer mist on it, but if you are duplicating this project you could also just glimmer mist BEFORE putting the acetate in and you wouldn't have to :) I just didn't know I was going to yet.

I rounded the corners and used Lavendar Stickles around the inside of the frame.

Wah - lah!  This fabulous card :)

17 comments:

Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

Very cute! What a nice idea... And please... do make a video!!!! I would love to learn how to make it. Thanks for sharing ;0).

Hugs,
Carol L

Kelly said...

Hi Amber! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I really like your style and will be visiting often!

Flamenco92627 said...

Oh my gosh, what a great card that turned out to be! Great idea. Thanks for the info on how you did it, and thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Carol said...

Amber, I never thought about embossing on acetate...but I am loving it. You really are clever making this like a shaker card with two pieces of acetate. I think this is awesome!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Jen said...

I LOVE it!!! This is super cute! Great job.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Marlene said...

VERY cool card! Love the technique you used here. It's craftastic!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower here, as well!

Roma said...

Really cute card. Love pink and purple. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment and yes its hard to make a card for men.....love your website just became a follower......

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very fun and unique!

Minta's Creations said...

I really Love this card! It's gorgeous! You did such a great job!
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Linda Kaiser said...

I love this card and the idea is great! I am so going to try this. What type of acetate did you use?

Linda

Staying Crafty said...

Linda, I just cut up the packaging a Cricut cartridge comes in, but I think anything would work. I have been thinking of buying some transparency sheets from the office supply store - the kind they use for overhead projectors.

Nancy said...

I like your card. I have embossed acetate before and I love the effect. That is cute the way you put the confetti inside it. Thanks you for your kind comment on my explosion card. :) I will be back to visit! In fact I have just become a follower!

Jennifer said...

This is a great idea!! I am going to have to "lift" this idea..lol Thanks for sharing!!

Summer said...

so cool! TFS

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DORCAS said...

What an awesome card! Thanks for sharing!
~Dorcas
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njgramma said...

Hi Amber!
Thanks for stopping by myblog and leaving such a nice comment :)

I love yours and am now a follower!

Hope you stop by again

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