Sparkly Acetate Card | Horse Stamp

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…



acetate card


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.

 

Products Used:





Renaissance stencil | wrought iron | decorative



Other Supplies:

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.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




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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Take care, stay safe and keep stamping!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Stay Wild

Good Evening! We have even more awesome inspiration for you here on the blog today!

Lisa Taggart has got her hands on our amazing horse stamp..



Today I’m sharing a card using a fabulous stamp set and stencil from Visible image. It’s a little experimental discovering the effects of yupo paper, alcohol inks and alcohol markers. I was trying to create the impression of energy and motion. So here’s the result!




The products used:


Stay Wild




Fibres



To begin I randomly placed some alcohol inks onto the yupo paper and let them do their own thing. Taking the stencil I selected part of it and did a link up repeat across the page using a blue permanent ink. I stamped the main image in black permanent ink and the little background horses in blue.

To break up the black on the main image and to create a water in motion type effect I decided to draw some bubbles across the design. This was easy to achieve. Taking a alcohol blender pen I removed the ink by drawing  circles. I then highlighted these with blue and white pens to create dimension.

The sky was highlighted with pink and yellow ink and some extra detail was added using blue and green alcohol marker pens. Dots of diamond stickle were also added for a little sparkle !

The sentiment was stamped in black, inked in pink and mounted onto yellow. The artwork was matted onto pink Centura pearl and black card.



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It’s certainly a bit wild! The stamps really inspired me. Hope you like it.


Till next time..

Lisa xx



Incredible background for our horse Lisa! Love your bubbles and the colours are just stunning! Thank you ♡

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Your Vivid Colours

Hello! We have another dose of fabulous inspiration here on the blog this evening!

Teresa Morgan has a brilliant card to share…



Today’s post shows a different way of using the Stars and Stripes stencil





I chose to just use the stripes, and masked off sections so I could apply a rainbow of Distress Inks through the stencil. I chose the little horses from the Stay Wild set, making them look as if they were leaving trails of colour behind them.



The wonderful sentiment is stamped in black Archival ink as are the horses.



Stars and Stripes Stencil




Stay Wild




Your Vivid Colours




What a fabulous combination of stamps.. love the trails of colour behind the horses! Thank you Teresa ♡

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We will be back with some gorgeous Christmas inspiration from Pauline Butcher tomorrow.


Have a great evening.


Mark & Helen xx