This Puns for You – Scrap ‘N Stamp March Blog Hop

Welcome back!

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Today’s cards are in coordination with Scrap ‘N Stamp’s March Blog Hop:  “This Puns for You!”.  There will be 8 Punny prize packs and one $50.00 gift certificate!  So be sure to check out all the links below and leave your comments!

The stamp set I am using today is Lawn Fawn’s Best Pun Ever.  If you followed along with Scrap ‘N Stamp’s “Some Like it Hot” blog hop last month this set will be familiar to you.  I love stamp sets that I can get multiple uses from.  This time I will be using the cute piece of cheese, the grater and the sweet little popscicle images and faces.

For my first card I want to create what I call a “peek a boo” card.  This is where images on the inside of the card can be seen from the outside.  I do this by using a stitched circle die that will fit around the images that I want to peek out from the front of the card. I have had my circle dies for some time and purchased them before I began keeping an inventory.  Unfortunately, I don’t recall what brand they are, however, a similar set to mine is the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Stackable – SM die set.   I place the circle die towards the upper right hand corner and ensure that the images I chose fit inside.  I then use some Therm-O Web Purple Tape to hold the die in place and run it through my die cut machine. I will save the inside stitched circle piece that we cut out for my second card.

I wil bring in my stamp platform and align my images inside the cut out circle.  I lay them on the card making sure that the image I want to be in front (the cheese) is layed over top of the image I want to be in the background (the grater).  That way when I close my lid down it will pick up both stamps and I just remove the grater.

Screen Shot 2019-03-03 at 3.22.54 PM.pngI will stamp the cheese down first with Memento Tuxedo Black  ink as I want to colour the images in with Copic markers.  I will be doing some masking on this card. Today I just use a sticky note that I had on my desk that I had previously tested a gel pen on.  I like to recycle my scraps, but I also like to use Avery full sheet labels.  I don’t even bother reinking the stamp, I just restamp it on the sticky note and then use my Cutter Bee precision scissors to fussy cut out the image.  I will place my mask over top of the stamped image and then place the grater image down, pick it up with my stamp platform lid and stamp it down overtop of the mask.

Screen Shot 2019-03-03 at 3.25.08 PM.pngI will then peel up the mask and I will save it for the next time I need it by placing it on the back of the stamp carrier sheet.  Now it looks like the grater is in behind the piece of cheese.

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My next step is to stamp background of some subtle images on the front of the card.  I want the cheese and grater to be the main focal point so I will use a muted colour on the front.  I decided to stamp the cheese image using Umbrella Craft premium dye ink in Designer Gray.  This is not my favourite brand of ink….but, it was handy at the time.  If I had my choice of ink I would probably use something like the Memento Ink in London Fog.

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I then move on to colouring in the images with my Copic markers.  The colours I use are Y15 & Y19 for the cheese and C3 & C4 for the grater.  I blend the colours from lightest to darkest and back to lightest again and add some white gel pen highlights.

To finish off the card I will use my t-ruler and my stamp platform to stamp the “you’re the gratest!” sentiment that is included in the stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I pulled a coordinateing yellow envelope from my stash and stamped in the gray dye ink the grater on the front lower right corner and the cheese image on the envelope flap.  That finishes off our first card!

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Our second card is a bit more colourful!  It has been so cold here in Calgary that I need some summer images and colours to warm me up!  I will be using the cute little popscicle images and some of the fun little faces.

I begin by using the stitched circle piece that we had cut our from our first card and repeat the layout and masking technique above using Memento Tuxedo Black  ink.Screen Shot 2019-03-03 at 4.22.30 PM.png

After stamping out the images I colour them in with my Copic markers in the colours RV04, RV09, YR02, YR04 & YR07 and then add some clear Wink of Stella.  I will then stamp the face images (my favourite is the mustache) overtop using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  So cute!!!

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I will then prepare an A2 size panel from some light pink cardstock.  I will lightly spray the panel with some water to soften the fibers and emboss it with my Cuttlebug Cross My Heart embossing folder.  By lightly wetting the paper this will ensure that the embossing folder will give a nice embossed impression and not actually cut through the paper.

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I then adhere the embossed panel on to an A2 side folding card with Be Creative Scor Tape (5mm).  I will pop up the stitched circle with some 3M foam tape to give the card a bit of dimension.  To finish the card off I will use the Lawn Fawn Bannertastic die set and cut some dark pink cardstock that is similar to the Copic colours I used on the small popscicle.  I will use Versamark Ink which is a clear ink and emboss with white detail embossing powder and pop the banner up with more of the 3M foam tape.  To finish off this card I will also use the mask again and stamp the popscicles on the bottom right of the card with the same gray ink as I used in the first card.

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Here are both cards finished!

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You can watch these cards come together at my YouTube channel here:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  You can continue to hop along the blog with the links below! Remember to leave comments to be eligible for a chance to win one of 8 Punny prize packs or a $50.00 gift certificate! Happy Crafting! 🙂

~ Chala

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Orange You Sweet – Concord & 9th / Scrap ‘N Stamp

Hey Guys! Today’s card and materials can be found at the Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog.

You can also watch how it came together at my YouTube channel.

Happy Crafting!

~Chala

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Happy crafting!

 

Some Like it Hot – Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today’s cards are inspired by Scrap ‘N Stamp’s February “Some Like it Hot” blog hop.  I am so thrilled to take part in this event!    Be sure to check out the links at the end of this blog to the other creative contributors as well as the YouTube video of how these cards came together. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog post as you go along – there are PRIZES to be won! Scrap ‘N Stamp will be giving away 9 prizes (symbolizing one for each of the Design Team)! But wait – that’s not all! There will also be one $50 Gift Certificate given away ! All prizes will be  randomly chosen from all the comments on all blogs. You don’t want to miss out!

The first thing I thought of when I heard about this challenge was of course Marilyn Monroe. Growing up I was a huge fan and read a bunch of biographies about her life. One of the things that I learned was that she used to suck on yellow rose petals to freshen her breath.  I am not sure if that actually works or not…but, it got me thinking about rose hips…which let me to think about rose hip tea and that lead to my love of tea.  I love tea for it’s versatility for both cold and hot weather.  I love crawling underneath the covers with a cup of tea and a good book just as much as I enjoy lounging on my deck in the hot summer drinking a cold glass of home brewed iced tea.  So, if you have stayed with me through this bout of mental gymnastics then you will undertand how I now came to this “Some Like it Hot” idea for this challenge.

For the first card I made I am using Lawn Fawn’s “Love you a Latte”.   Using Neenah White cardstock which is cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2. I begin by stamping the background with the teacup image using Memento Tuxedo Black  ink.  This ink will allow me to be able colour with copics and not have the image smudge.  The next images I stamp will be the tea bag and then I fill in the white areas further with the small heart.  Take a look at the stamps you have to see how you can create your own custom stamped background.

Once I have the images stamped I will colour them with my copic markers.  I use BG15 and BG45 for the teacup, E37 for the tea, E11 for the tea bag and RV34 for the heart.  I finish off the images by adding a shadow outline around all the image with the C3 and added highlights with a white gel pen.

I use a rectangle die on the stamped background.  You can use a similar one like Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle dies.

The next step was to add my sentiment.  I had one in mind but didn’t have a stamp for it so, I decided to use my printer and print the sentiment onto vellum.  This allows me to have the sentiment on the front of the card and the vellum adds a soft filter look to the stamped background.  I used a scalloped die similar to Lawn Fawn’s Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackable die for the sentiment overlay.  I have a silver brad that I think resembles steam coming from the cup.  I will use this brad to attach the vellum to the stamped background piece.  I tried to place it in a position where it was above a cup to again give the look of steam.  I then adhere the panel to some brown cardstock and then onto a standard A2 side folding notecard with a tape runner.  My vellum was folding up a bit from being run through my printer  and I need to glue it down but I didn’t want the glue to show through the vellum.  I decided the best way to do this was to hide the glue under some embelishments.  I pulled out some irridecent pearls that I had in my stash and with my jewel picker and my Gina K Connect glue I adhere a few on the background in places that would help the vellum to lay a bit more flat.  That finished card #1!  Pretty quick and simple!

Card #2 was a bit more involved.  For this card I drew inspiration from my summers spent at my Granny Fanny’s house.  Each grandchild had a special tea cup that we would get a small amount of tea in.  This made us feel very grown up!  She had this beautiful teapot and when she poured the tea she would always tell a little story about the bubbles.  The bubbles in the middle of the teacup meant money and the ones that were around the edges meant kisses.  You would then use your spoon to try to “catch” the money on your spoon.  If you were successful you would have a rich life.  If while trying to scoop up the bubbles they went to the side, that meant you were greedy!  I still have my teacup and have adopted this tradition with my kids to keep her memory alive.

I wanted to recreate a scene of how we had tea with my Granny.  For this I wanted a textured wallpaper like background, a look of a crocheted table cloth and of course a teapot and teacup.

I started off by creating the wallpaper background by using the Carta Bella Jet Wing stencil and applied a thin layer of Ranger Texture Paste with my craft knife onto a standard A2 size card panel.  I set that aside to completely dry.  If you are using texture paste it is very important to wash your stencil off with warm soapy water right away.   Once that panel was dry (I waited overnight), I blended Distress Oxide – Antique Linen over the top with a blending brush.  It took a bit of time to get the blended look I wanted. I then trimmed the panel down to approximately 4″ x 4 1/8″ and adhered it to the top portion of a light pink card base.  I then wanted to creat the look of a table so, I just cut down some brown cardstock to the same width as the textured piece and approximately 1″ in height.  You could add some distress ink to the edges of the brown cardstock to give it more dimension.  I then adhered that to the bottom portion of the textured piece with some Gina K Connect glue.

My next step was to create the crocheted tablecloth look.   To achieve this I used a doily die.  I don’t remember where I got mine from…but you can use one that you might have in your stash or you can use a more versatile product like the Gemini Foil Stamp N Cut Die – Vintage Doily.  This die cut can be used on its own or with the Gemini Foil Press Machine to add a foil embelishment to your project.  I have not yet used this machine…but it looks like a lot of fun!  Once I had the doily cut out, I used my Tim Holtz craft pick to remove all the little pieces.  This took a bit of work, but it was well worth the result!  I cut the doily down and adhered it to look like it was haning over the edge of the table.

It’s now time to create our cute little images.  For this I used the teapot, teacup and heart from Lawn Fawn’s Best Pun Ever set.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and copic coloured them with some bright colours.  I fussy cut them out and added some dots and highlights for a bit of interest with my white gel pen.  I decided to add Ranger Glossy Accents over the heart and once that tried I reapplied the white gel pen highlight.

I wanted to creat a focal point for the images to sit on as well as a place to stamp my sentiment.  I die cut a stitched circle, trimmed a portion off the bottom so that it would sit flush to the top of the table.  I then adhered the images onto the circle die and stamped the coordinating phrase “You’re Tea-riffic”  and the steam overtop of the cup from the same stamp set with Versafine black ink.  To finish the card I used the glossy accents again to adhere some flower sequins.

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I love how these cards turned out and that I can use them for various occasions like birthdays, thank you or just to say “Hi”.

You can watch how these cards came together on my YouTube channel below.

You can continue your hop by clicking on the links below!  Enjoy your day and Happy Crafting!

~ Chala

Blog Hop Links:

Tara
Dawn
Nancy E
Kia

Chala (You are here)
Laurie
Susan
Nancy F
Deb

Scrap ‘N Stamp – Chinese New Year Magic Slider Card

 

New Year HamletHi Everyone!  Today’s I am desigining as part of the Scrap’N Stamp Design Team.  I am excited to be a part of this amazingly talented group.   I have also been admiring all the submission that are posted on their Scrap ’N Stamp Challenge Page on Facebook.  If you have not already checked it out, I encourage you to head on over to gain inspiration from these creative members!

Head on over to the Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog to check out how this card came together, as well as see what the other designers have been up to!

You can also watch how it came together on my YouTube channel.

https://youtu.be/3eWh0ztPEcY

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Happy crafting!

~ Chala

Materials

Lawn Fawn Products:

Hay There stamp

Lawn Fawn Magic Slider

Happy Village

Reveal Wheel Sentiments

Lawn Fawn Year Eight 

Inks:

StazOn Jet Black ink

Memento Tuxedo Black 

Adhesive:

Be Creative  Scor Tape (3mm)

Be Creative Scor Tape (5mm) 

Gina K Connect Glue

Ranger Glossy Accents

Therm-O Web Purple Tape

Other:

white gel pen

Retractable Tonic Craft Pick

Fiskar sure cut paper trimmer

Sizzix Big Shot Die Cut Machine

Paper:

Red & White card stock (Recollections)

Acetate

Quick Non-Traditional Valentine Cards

 

“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen


This quote could not be more true! Especially for the theme of my “Non-Traditional” Valentine Cards. While I would love to think my relationship is one that has been plucked straight from a Disney movie and a “happily ever after” is guaranteed….it is more of a combination of Monty Python meets a documentary and we are lucky we haven’t been permanently harmed……but, it works for us! Lol! That’s why I was so enamoured with Simon Says Stamp’s Playful Messages set. It is the perfect combination of sweet, funny and true! And since I know my husband shares my odd sense of humour, I know he is going to love this year’s Valentine card!

I switched things up and pulled out my Silhouette machine to do some die cutting. If you are not familiar with Silhouette it is a die cutting machine in which you use their software and cut using digital files. This is a real space saver and you can create your own die cuts as well! There are hundreds of files on the Silhouette Design Store site that you can choose from and they are reasonably price. You can check out the store here: silhouettedesignstore.com
Here are the two files I used.

 

I used red cardstock for the heart and a silver metallic cardstock for the “love” sentiment. I was able to easily size the images in the Silhouette Software to the dimensions I wanted.

I removed the images from my cutting mat and did some “weeding” of the cut images and then set those aside while I worked on the card panel. For this I used some pink cardstock and embossed it using the Cross My Heart embossing folder from Cricut/Cuttlebug. I recommend lightly misting your paper before embossing. This loses the fibres of the paper and reduces the risk of actually “cutting” into the paper. I find using this method gives me the best results. I then will use my paper trimmer and trim 1/4″ off the bottom and one side. This will give me a white boarder around the panel.

Cuttlebug / Cricut – Cross My Heart Embossing Folder

The next step is to prepare my card base. I am using some 110lb white cardstock for the base. I prefer a heavier cardstock for the card itself so that it can handle the layering of additional items. The piece I am working with is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I will using my teflon bone folder and score at 4 1/4″ to create a side folding A2 card. It is now assembly time!
To add some dimension and interest I add 3M foam tape on the back of the embossed pink panel and adhere that to the card base. I adhere the die cut heart and the “love’ sentiment using my Gina K Connect glue and place an acrylic block on top for a few minutes while it dries.


It is now time to add the sentiment. Again, I am using the Simon Says Stamp Playful Messages set (one of my favourite sentiment sets) and I chose “I love you more and more everyday, except yesterday. Yesterday you were pretty annoying”. My favourite ink for sentiments is the Versafine Black Onyx ink and I stamp that down using my Tonic Stamp platform (Sadly, this platform is no longer available 😔). That finishes our first card!

For the next card I am going to be doing some masking. I just used an old sticky note that had part of a shopping list on it. I stamped the sentiment “Turns out I like you more than I originally planned” onto the sticky note and then fussy cut around it using my Tim Holtz scissors. I place the mask approximately in the upper third/middle of a standard A2 white card panel. This will keep that area white and so that I can stamp the sentiment later.
I am using a homemade turnabout jig that I made with my Silhouette Design program and printed on clear acetate. I chose acetate as it allows me to wipe off ink easily. I place the panel in the middle of the jig using some removable double sided tape to hold it in place.
I chose another heart background, but this time I am using the Concord & 9th Heart Turnabout stamp.

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I first ink up with Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade dye ink. I stamp a couple of times because this is a new stamp and the yellow is a light colour. I then turn my jig (making sure the “2” is now showing on the upper right hand corner and clean my stamp off. I complete the process with Evergreen Bough and Chipped Saphire ensuring I clean my stamp thoroughly in between to avoid “contamination”.


Once the background is complete I will go ahead and remove the mask and stamp the sentiment in black ink. This time I use a stitched rectangle die on the stamped panel and I chose a complimentary green cardstock. I adhered the panel to a white card base as I did on the first card, but this time I did not use the 3M tape, instead, I chose to keep this one more simple. To finish the card off I stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” on the inside from a stamp I had in my stash. Voila! The card is complete!

To watch how these cards came together, click on the link below.

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See you soon with more cards! Happy Crafting!
~Chala

Materials:

  • Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
  • Silhouette Design Studio Business Edition Software
  • Simon Says Stamp Playful Messages
  • Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (Discontinued)
  • Tim Holtz Scissors-
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemon, Evergreen Bough & Chipped Saphire)
  • Cricut/Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder from Michaels
  • Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
  • Recollections cardstock in light red, pink & green from Michaels
  • Kodamma Premium Shimmer Bright Silver Cardstock from
  • Versafine Black Onyx ink
  • Elizabeth Craft designs Stitched rectangle dies
  • Gina K Connect glue
  • EK success reverse tweezers
  • Fiskars paper trimmer- 3M Foam tape

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New Year, New Things!

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!

First off I want to apologize that I have been MIA for the past couple of months. I was busy preparing from some craft fairs, Christmas and some commissioned work! But, I am now back and am ready to face 2019 with some fresh ideas!


Today’s card is for a good friend of mine who recently moved and the Lawn Fawn Happy Village stamp set was perfect for this occasion!
I started off by stamping some of the images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Black Tuxedo ink as I wanted to comic colour the images. As I always mention, I am not the best coloured……but, if you want to see some great colouring I always recommend you check out Kelly Latevola! She is fantastic!


Now, back to the card. Once I got the images coloured I die cut them with the coordinating dies and my Big Shotz die cut machine. I am not going to lie….I am kinda saving up for one of those fancy electronic die cut machines…..hoping it will be easier on my hands!


Once the images were cut out, I also used a stitched rectangle die (just a bit smaller than a standard A2 card base) to cut the patterned paper as well as an oval framelit die that the die cut images will sit on.


I attached the pattern paper with some adhesive tape runner onto a piece of light pink cardstock that I thought complimented the colours in the pattern paper. The pink cardstock measured 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I then adhered the white oval at the upper one third portion of the card and began arranging the images onto the oval. I used Gina K connect glue for the images so that I had some wiggle room when placing them and with the help of my EK Success reverse tweezers I got them placed. I set that aside with an acrylic block on top to allow the glue to set.


I then began to work on the placing the some of the remaining images onto the inside of the card. This is another goal for the year…to make the inside as cute and pretty as the outside. I started with Neenah White Cardstock that was 8 1/2″ x 11″ and cut it in half so that my card would be a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ side folding card. I scored the card so that I knew where to place the images without going to far to the left. I adhered that again with the Gina K Connect glue and set it aside to dry.


I then moved on to stamping my sentiment banner that would appear on the front of the card. I chose the “home is where the heart is” sentiment as I thought it went nicely with the little image of the house with the heart on the door. I stamped that sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink onto some light blue / robin egg that I thought coordinated again with the pattern paper . I prefer the Versafine ink for detailed stamps and sentiments as I usually get a perfect detailed stamp the first time and don’t have to risk double stamping and getting more of a thick line. I cut the sentiment into a banner with my Fiskar paper trimmer and finished the banner ends with my Tim Holtz Scissors.


After applying the foam adhesive squares to the banner I realized that I was a bit ahead of myself. I still needed to finish the inside sentiment and adhere the front panel to the card so that I didn’t have to fight with the popped out element of the front sentiment. Unfortunately, the image of the inside would not upload to the blog. 😦


Again, using Versafine Black Onyx, I stamped the inside sentiment “congrats on your new home”. Then using my tape runner I adhered the front panel to the card base and then applied the sentiment banner to the from of the card just below the white oval.


I also ensured that I used my “p.s. I love you, handmade by Chala” stamp on the back so that the recipient knew that it was made by me.
You can see this card being created on my YouTube channel here:


Thanks again for checking out my tutorial and I will be back again soon! Happy Crafting!
~Chala


Supplies:-Lawn Fawn Happy Village stamp and die set

  • Lawn Fawn Happy Village Stamp set
  • Stamp Perfect platform
  • Neenah Solar White 60lb cardstock
  • Copic markers
  • Recollections cardstock in light pink and light blue
  • Recollections At the Park pattern paper 
  • Versafine Black Onyx ink
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched rectangle dies
  • Sizzix Framelits -Ovals
  • Gina K Connect glue
  • EK success reverse tweezers
  • Fiskars paper trimmer

Altenew Needlework Motif & My First Colour Throwndown Challenge

This card was inspired by my first Colour Throwdown Challenge ( #ctd512 ) and the Altenew Needlework Motif Stamp set. I have to say I am very pleased with how it came out! Here is the colour inspiration palette.

I started by stamping one of the floral images with Versifine Black Onyx ink onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I stamped the image several times with my stamp platform to ensure that I got all the details in the stamp. I then used some Ranger white detail heat embossing powder and set it with my heat gun.
I pulled out my Zig clean watercolour brushes and was able to lay down the colour quickly and without the fear of running thanks to the heat embossing. The colours I used where cobalt blue, olive green, grey brown, lemon yellow and light green. I then used the teal green to go overtop of the cobalt blue to deepen the colour and match it better with the one in the colour throwdown and used the coordinating die to cut the image out.
I then cut a standard A2 card base leaving a 1″ lip on the front. I pulled out some Judikins heat resistant acetate which is 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ inches in size. I treated it with my antistatic powder tool (which only helped a little) and then stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Needlework Motif stamp and die set with some Versamark clear ink and sprinkled Ranger detail white embossing powder overtop. I gave it several good “flicks” to get most of the embossing powder off and between using a paint brush and my Tim Holtz piercing tool and carefully removed the powder from any areas that I did not want it to set to. When you heat emboss on acetate always remember to make sure your heat gun is good and hot before bringing it to your project and continuously move the gun around to avoid warping. I got a tiny bit of warping with my project but I was able to continue with the card without any problems.
I attached the acetate to the 1″ lip of my card base using some Scoretape. I played the die cut image down and adhered it with some Gina K connect glue which is a nice strong adhesive that gives you a bit of wiggle room before it dries. I played a heavy tile overtop to help give pressure for it to dry (about 10-15 minutes). Once I was sure it was dry I cut off the excess image that overhung the acetate. I used some dollar store teal sequins and some teal green foil cardstock to adhere a 1/8″ strip where the grey cardstock overlapped the acetate to give the edge a cleaner look.
This is where things get a bit tricky. The front of the card is now see through and you will not be able to write an image on the inside without it being seen. So I added some vellum to mute the background. It didn’t give me the coverage I wanted as I was still able to see too much through….so, I went ahead and cut a standard A2 card base and adhered that behind the vellum. I needed something to write my message on as it would have been too hard to see on the grey cardstock. I used a 4 1/4′ x 4 1/4″ white cardstock piece and with the other floral image I stamped that onto the white cardstock using a slate grey die ink from Umbrella Crafts.
Aside from adding some wink of stella clear glitter pen, that finishes off this card. Here is a closer look of the floral image with the Wink of Stella.

You can check out the video tutorial of how this card came together here:


Thanks for joining me and Happy Crafting!
~Chala

Supplies:
Altenew Needlework Motif stamp and die sethttps://altenew.com/products/needlework-motif-stamp-die-bundleStrathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock https://www.amazon.ca/Strathmore-Bristol-Smooth-Paper-Sheets/dp/B0027AEO7Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1537925811&sr=8-3&keywords=strathmore+bristol+smooth+paper+pad811p19458.htmTim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platformhttps://www.scrapbook.com/store/ton-1707e.htmlTim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mathttps://www.scrapbook.com/store/ton-1914e.html Tim Holtz Water colour brushhttps://www.scrapbook.com/store/pp-th-tip33080.html Gina K connect glue https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=396614 Navy Blue Grey Cardstock from MichaelsScoretape https://www.amazon.ca/Scor-Pal-SP214-Scor-Tape-0-375-27-Yard/dp/B00DLS8HLW/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1538536207&sr=1-2&keywords=score+tapeJudikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets https://www.amazon.ca/Judikins-AP405-Embossable-4-25-Inch-5-5-Inch/dp/B004IXSXTK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1538536145&sr=1-3-fkmr0&keywords=Judikins+acetateFoil Cardstock and sequins from local dollarstoreWink of Stella https://www.amazon.ca/Zig-MS553V-CS-Glitter-Markers-Christmas/dp/B00BFI5B0U/ref=ice_ac_b_dpb?ie=UTF8&qid=1538536066&sr=8-1&keywords=wink+of+stellaCutter Bee precision scissors https://www.amazon.ca/EK-Success-EKCB01-Precision-Cut-Scissors/dp/B0006842S2/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1538536091&sr=1-1&keywords=cutter+bee