Hi! Today we have some super sparkly inspiration from Sharon Traynor here on the blog to brighten your day! Sharon has used our fabulous wild horse stamp with one of our newest stencils…
How is everyone doing? I do hope you are all keeping yourselves and your families as safe as possible during this nasty virus outbreak. At least those of us that are well and self-isolating will now have more time to craft. Even if you are working from home you’ll probably still have more time as you won’t have any travel time to get to and from work.
For me, it means I won’t have any friends or family coming over to stay, so I actually had some time to make a super-sparkly acetate card for my Visible Image design team inspiration this week.
Just look at the sparkles on this quick video of the card. (I was filming one handed so I do fumble when opening the card!)
Isn’t that Renaissance stencil stunning? It is so beautiful and I adore it!
So how did I make this one? It was easy-peasy to make, but you just need time for the paste to set.
Take a piece of acetate ( if you look closely you can see the acetate in this photo) and tape your pretty stencil over the acetate with low-tack tape.
Now spread a translucent dimension paste over the stencil. Very carefully remove the tape and the stencil, then sprinkle glamour dust, or another equivalent glitter, all over the wet paste, tap off the excess and leave it to dry completely. Ideally, leave it overnight.
When dry, trim and score the acetate to make it into a card blank, with the glittery part on the front.
Next take your image and stamp and emboss it with a black embossing powder, then fussy cut it out.
Glue the image to the front of your card.
Take a piece of black card to mat behind the image and tape or glue it on the on the inside of the card. I chose black card because it shows the pattern of the stencil better than white did, plus it was difficult to see the thin double sided tape from the very front of the card.
Now take two identical sized pieces of white card for the area to write your message on the inside and add your ‘made by’ sticker or stamp to the back.
To line all those mats up, I placed one piece of white card with the tape/glue side facing upwards, on top of the black card and simply closed the acetate over the top. In this photo you can see from the very back of the card when it was closed that the double sided tape shows through, so….
…now it is ready to add the other piece of white card to cover this tape on the very back of the card blank.
This gives a professional, finished look, especially when you add your made by stamp to the very back piece.
And there you have it! A card to impress but super-simple to make.
Hunkydory Crafts Acetate, low tack masking tape, Sweet Poppy Stencil Dimensions transluscent paste, DecorArt Glamour Dust (crystal), Versamark clear ink, WOW! primary ebony embosiing powder, white card, black card, double sided tape.
That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.
Wow what an absolutely stunning card Sharon! It is so elegant and sparkly! We all need some gorgeous sparkle in our lives at the moment. Thank you ♡
You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.
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Mark & Helen xx