Thursday, March 8, 2018

CAS Mix Up March 2018 - Using Acetate

Hello friends.  Playing with this month's challenge over at CAS Mix Up, where they want us to incorporate acetate into our cards.


Here's what I came up with (after a few tries!)


I used Raspberry, Watermelon, & Purple Twilight AL inks on glossy cardstock with blending solution on a felt pad, and then covered that layer with a piece of acetate that I dry embossed with a SU! embossing folder called Decorative Dots.  Here's a closer up where you can see some of the dots:


It looks SO cool IRL!!  I added a plain white layer that I had die cut with PTI's Mighty Bloom cover plate die over the top of the acetate and then adhered to a white card base.  A simple embossed sentiment from PTI's Keep It Simple: Birthday on a strip of black cardstock finished off my card.  (smooshing with AL inks, acetate, dry embossing, heat embossing and die cutting)

I'm glad I persevered using acetate as I really like the card I came up with, but I will try some more using acetate with heat embossing and AL inks as I really like the look!  My first and 2nd tries were complete disasters, but I did learn a lot through the process.  Make sure you check out all the beauties from the DT and watch the videos with the links provided on their site too for more info on how to achieve different looks using acetate...lots of great ideas!  You can check it all out right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


11 comments:

  1. So glad you persevered Marcia with this stunning card. Great idea to dry emboss the acetate before popping it under the die cut. The alcoholic inks look so pretty. Your card is so eye catching, love the colours and the pop of black on the sentiment strip too x Thank you for playing along at The CAS Mix Up challenge x

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  2. So happy you kept going Marcia. THIS IS STUNNING!! I love the texture and shine the acetate layer adds to your beautiufl AI colours. I need to get this cover plate! I have admired it for so long and really need to just go and buy it! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!! And thank for enabling me to do some more shopping, my friend! :) xx

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  3. It was good that you persevered, Marcia! I love your dimpled acetate and the beautiful colors of the AI background! That cover plate is awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  4. looks awesome and love the texture, I really need to get out some acetate this weekend

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  5. OMG, Marcia..all your mixed media elements are gorgeous. So glad your tried a again...3rd time is charm:-) Love your AI background and dry embossed acetate peeking out from your gorgeous die cut plate. Wonderful sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  6. Lovely use of the acetate Marcia, gorgeous colours and fabulous card

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  7. Gorgeous card, Marcia! The AI colors are so vibrant and pretty! The beatiful white cover-up and the black sentiment strip are so effective. Thanks for the close-up picture - I can see the great dry embossed texture. Hideko xx

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  8. A very clever design Marcia and love the colours which look so pretty, and the dots on the acetate add just that extra something, and finished beautifully with the fabulous cover plate flower die. x

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  9. So glad you showed the close up so we could see the acetate embossed dots as well as all the shine the acetate gives your beautiful card Marcia! Julia xx

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  10. It's so pretty!! I love the colours and the embossing on your acetate is terrific!

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  11. Gorgeous colours, great use of the acetate (love the fact that you dry embossed it), and wonderful contrast with the black cs for the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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