Kimberly Crawford is our challenge hostess this week. She clearly has a challenge that will make you see things in a whole new way. She is challenging us to use acetate or clear cardstock. You can use clear acetate in many ways. Whether it is for the card base, a frame, windows, or embellishments, or some unique way you have to showcase acetate, we cannot wait to see what you can create.
Let's go see what the blog team created for you this week and how we each used clear cardstock on our cards. All of us designers are using the clear cardstock sold in the Flourishes store. I will tell you in a bit how you can get this cardstock at a special price.
Up first is Silke Ledlow . She is using the Sweet Pea and Many Sentiments set. She has an acetate card base that she has lined with cardstock on the inside of the front cover. She has torn , frayed, and layered the edges of the focal Sweet Pea image for added texture and dimension. She finished her card with some satin ribbon with hardware detail framed sentiment. Beautifully done, Silke!!!!
Next is Becca Feeken. She is using Damask and Timeless Quotes for her card. She has stamped the damask image in the background and created a double multi-layered frame. The inside of the center frame she uses one of the sentiments in the Timeless Quotes set. She stamped this onto the clear acetate creating a very ornate sentiment window frame. The textural bow finishes this card off beautifully. Wonderfully done, Becca!!!!
Up next is Betty Wright. I am using one of this month's new releases Sweet Violets . I colored the image and used the Spellbinders Label three diecuts to layer my main image. I am also using Memory Box dp. For the acetate challenge, I ran the clear cardstock through a cuttlebug embossing folder and punched out a couple of butterflies to add textured acetate embellishments to my card. I topped each butterfly with a halfback pearl.
Next we move on to Cindy Haffner. She is using the Sweet Pea set. She is using a clear cardstock base. Cindy has focused on using the image with a few layers as her focal image allowing more of the clear cardstock to show. She has colored, cut out, and popped up portions of the sweet pea flowers. Love how she sponged the inside of the framed flowers for added detail. She finished off her card with a green sprig die cut. Beautifully done, Cindy!!!!
Last up this week is Dee Jackson. Dee is using the I Love Roses set. Love the beautifully colored purple rose. Dee is using a clear cardstock base that she has backed with some Basicgrey Euphoria dp. She cut out a mega curved rectangle and used a smaller die cut to create for the sentiment that is smaller than the initial cut out frame. The final look is a floating sentiment or clear framed look. Beautifully done, Dee.
Be sure to check out each designer's blog links for more specific card details.
I mentioned earlier that the clear cardstock can be purchased for a special price. However, it is for today only. Click here to get to the store for this special buy.
Here are your random numbers:14
Timestamp: 2009-04-21 03:26:49 UTC
Here are the rules!!!!
- Anyone can play whether you have Flourishes stamps or not. Of course, if you have Flourishes stamps, by all means, use them.
Use code word FTTC12 when linking to SCS or public gallery.
- Leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. Please give a direct link to your blog post so we can see the Flourishes challenge post and not just the generic page. To get the full link, click to read the comments. Another page will open that will have just the one card and your comments. Copy and paste that link here in the comments section.
- If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give an active Flourishes Newsletter link. You can combine this challenge with as many others as you want.
- The challenge runs from Tuesday, 12:01 am until Monday at 8 pm EST
- Enjoy yourself!!!
We cannot wait to see what you create!!!! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!!
Your Friends of Flourishes!