Friday, August 31, 2012

Acetate and sticker card

On AFTCM, I joined a swap that requires that I create an elegant acetate card that includes a sticker.    It took a bit of time to come up with the layers for this card to insure that no glue or brad tangs were showing but it finally came all together.  I started by cutting a piece of acetate that when folded in half fit in a large envelope.  I cut another piece of acetate for my focal element, applied my sticker - a vase of beautiful sunflowers - to the front.  I used alcohol inks on the back of this layer to create a soft watercolour look.  I lifted the vase part of the sticker and added a piece of yellow vintage seam binding over the acetate and glued the ends to the back.   I layered some decorative reflective foil to the back of this acetate and attached it using some double sided tape behind the sunflowers. I added this element to the card front using four brads through all the layers.  To cover up the brad tangs I added an embellished layer of green cardstock slightly larger than the element to the inside of the card front using four large glue dots on the brad tangs and a couple piece of double sided tape in the center area.  I had punched the one side of the green cardstock using a scallop border punch (SU) and pierced the scallops using a push pin.  To the inside back of the acetate card I added an embellished layer of white cardstock using large glue dots in the corners.  I had previously border punched one of the edges and added some dots and stitching using a coordinating blue gel pen.  To cover up the sight of my glue dots on the back of the card I added four small sunflower stickers.  To finish it off, I tied a small length of seam binding to the piece on the front with a single knot and tied on a sticker embellishment which I created using two round tag shaped clear stickers with a little sunflower sticker sandwiched in between.
Really love the dimension and interest created by that reflective foil I placed behind my acetate.  It has been in my stash for YEARS!!!!!!!!  Saved this foil wrapper from a KitKat bar when Lost World was the movie to see!!
Enjoy the last of the summer before the kids head back to school!!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Single Panel Thank you cards

I made a few more of these panel cards for my daughter to use as needed for her Stella & Dot
Trunk Show hostesses.  You can see some of the other ones I have made for her here and here.
I used several graphics from the Lattice Collection  from The Graphic Fairy's blog for backgrounds called The Background Fairy as the the main elements for the cards and just added Thanks in a flourished font.  I colour printed these cards - three to an 8.5" x 11" and simply cut them apart.  They are quick and easy!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More little fabric quilts

Had the opportunity to make a few more of these little fabric quilts in the car on the way home from vacation.  You can see the first ones I made here and you can check out the link to the tutorial as well.  I expect I will do a few more before I start sewing them together to make a Teesha Moore style journal/book cover.  These are quite different colours and fabrics from the last ones.  With the other sides all different as well it does give me a few options when it comes to creating a cover.
We had a fabulous PEI vacation!!  If you have never visited this little island I would most highly recommend it - great beaches, great food and great people!!
I will have a few more creative posts later as I unpack from vacation and get my photos downloaded.

Thanks for dropping by!!