Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Less is More - Acatate

No it's not a conversion to the Less is More style, sorry Chrissie and Mandi but its still not really me. Using Acetate however is very much my thing so when Maria said that this weeks LIM challenge was to do just that well how could I resist?

The thing with Acetate cards is that you do not need to do a lot with them, the effect comes from an un-cluttered transparency with your image seemingly floating in midair. A single Tanda Art Deco lily on green card cut with a Nestie, a white ink-pad pressed onto the card before it was stamped and matching green ribbon across the width of the card and its done.

When making these just remember to stick a matching shape on the inside to write your message.

20 comments:

  1. I love working with acetate too Zoe and thanks for the tip about matching the shape on the back, it's so obvious now ! All this time I've been trying to find ways of attaching embellishments without it showing on the other side !
    Mary

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  2. I see you went and did it then ! Couldn't have a nice lie down after that long journey. Great card and love the shape and that gorgeous stamp you used.

    Marie

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  3. Beautiful card, I love acetate, too! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Yes, very different for you Zoe, the acetate card body looks great!
    Is the panel textured? It has made the stamped image looked distressed, maybe that's the look you wanted?

    Acetate is cool!
    Thanks for entering Have a good week
    mandi
    Less is More

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  5. Wondered how the shape was sticking without showing adhesive too! Great idea and love the smooth acetate card base.

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  6. Zoe, This is great. i love working with Acetate too. I love re-using all my packaging for projects with it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

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  7. Super card Zoe, the image looks like its suspended in air.

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  8. Zoe,
    this is such an elegant card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. hi Zoe, yes we did use the same stamp but luckily with different results, love the treatment you give it here.

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  10. Beautiful card, really striking.

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  11. Interesting stamping technique Zoe... I am wondering about the white ink pad... and am not a little puzzled!
    Elucidation would be appreciated!
    I'm so glad you enjoy using acetate!
    See you next time?
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. Gorgeouos Zoe, I just love the whole effect using the acetate.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  13. A super card Zoe. Lovely image and very pretty colour. Sue.x

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  14. A lovely card, the image is fab. x

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  15. Very effective Zoe. I've not got my head round this challenge this week:( x

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  16. Zoe, it's a fab card...I tried an all acetate card and I failed miserably! LOL!

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  17. Such a soft and pretty card!

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  18. This works really well - gorgeous and of course I just lurve the colour!!!

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  19. Smashing card and what is LIM if it isn't leaving lots of white (acetate) space? You have it nailed!

    Kathyk

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