Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Acetate Aqua Anniversary

The theme today at Top Tip Tuesday is to make something which includes items which begin with your initials.  So my letter is "A" and at first I struggled to think of anything beginning with the letter A, but my teamies helped me out with a whole host of a's, including anniversary and acetate, so that's what I used.   I also used the colour aqua, which makes 3 a's !!

I created a step card, and folded a 'tent' of acetate over it.  (shamelessly cased from a gorgeous Christmas creation that I found on Sonia's Crafty Patch). Although you can't see it too well in the photo, the back panel of the acetate is embossed with a vine embossing folder.  I used pale aqua papers to make the background look like sky, and used some grass and tree die cuts to create an outdoors scene.

Because it is an anniversary card, I also added a couple of heart borders, one hanging down from the acetate at the top fold, and the other on one of the steps.  The image is called 'roses are red' and kind of fits in with the love theme of my anniversary card.

Hope you like it.  Acetate is so hard to photograph and not get a shine reflecting from the lamp or camera flash!  This is the best shot I managed to get of it!


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Card Recipe:
  • Image - Saturated Canary Roses are Red, Violets are Blue 
  • Typed Sentiment ("Heina's hurry" font)
  • Colouring - Promarkers, Copics, Dovecraft Shimmer Chalks
  • Memory Box Cherish Hearts Border
  • Tree Die with chalked edges
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Acetate
  • Craft Concepts Budding Vine Embossing Folder
  • QuicKutz grass die cuts
  • Ribbon
I've been inspired by:
  • Joanna Sheen - Embossing (the back acetate panel is embossed with 'budding vine' folder, but the acetate does not photograph well)
  • Saturated Canary - Winged Things
  • Stampin' for the Weekend - Butterflies
Happy crafting.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

A work of art Annette!! The heart border die is lovely and you have used it great effect and the image is beautifully coloured xx

Pollard Carole said...

What a brilliant card such a clever design Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous sat can card! Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge! Kim x

Viv's Visuals said...

Just stunning! Never mastered acetate so I admire those who can work with it and produce fab projects!

Antonella said...

What a gorgeous project! Love the acetate and the effect it creates.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Christine L said...

This is fabulous Annette.. and looks so complicated! I love how you've done the borders top and bottom too. Well done on photographing the acetate - that can be a nightmare!

Big hugs
Christine x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Very pretty!! Love the acetate - wowy hun!

Deanne :)

Dot said...

Such a beautiful scene you have created with this lobely image, Annette,
hugs Dorte

Larissa said...

Very lovely. I like the acetate tent.

Xxxxx

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