Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Acetate Basket


I used to teach computer programming (way too far back to admit), but think mainframe and COBOL... Anyway, I used transparencies (we called them foils) on an overhead projector to guide the classes through the material, and I always had a box of colored pens to draw on the film. Well, I found a box of blank transparencies in a closet and my crafting soul went "AHA"! I did a little surfing for techniques and found lots of ideas.

Today's Heartfelt Creations card is an acetate panel, colored with alcohol inks, and the image embossed and embellished - hope you like it!

Be sure to head to the Heartfelt Creations blog - to see their beautiful work!

Acetate Basket


Note: Finished card size is 5" x 7"


Elegant Eggplant (SU!)7" x 10"; scored at 5"
Pacific Point (SU!)4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Whisper White (SU!)4 1/4" x 5 1/4", and
2" x 4"
Transparency (3M)3 3/4" x 3 3/4"


White Dye Ink (Sweet Stamps)
Elegant Eggplant (SU!)


HCPC 3410: Decorative Basket PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3389: Sentiments For Mom PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)


Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Ribbon Banners Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Alcohol Inks & Applicator (Ranger)
White embossing powder (Sweet Stamps)
Heat gun
Corner rounder punch (Fiskars)
Card Creators Trumpet Flower punch (EK Success)
Adhesive Gems (Recollections)
Foam Tape
ATG (Scotch)
Rotary Trimmer



Cut transparency film to 3 3/4" x 4 3/4". Apply a few drops of alcohol ink to a felt applicator and pounce onto the transparency. I used the colors Stream, Wild Plum, and Pearl metallic additive. Stamp the basket image with the white ink in the center of the transparency, and cover in white embossing powder. Heat with heat gun to emboss, constantly moving the heat so the transparency does not melt. Cut white cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/4". Use the corner punch on each corner. Slip the dried transparency into the punched corners, and adhere with tape on the back of the panel.


Cut/emboss the ribbon banner using the smaller piece of white paper. Stamp the sentiment on the banner in dark purple ink, and use a sponge to brush color around the edges of the banner.


Cut dark purple cardstock to 7" x 10", and score at 5". Cut blue cardstock to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4", and mount it on the front of the card. Mount the basket panel on the blue mat, leaving room at the bottom for the banner and a row of gems. Mount the sentiment banner using foam tape below the basket image. Finish the card by adhering a string of purple gems below the sentiment, dark pink gems in the center of the flowers, and light pink gems on each dot on the basket.

Thanks for stopping by!



Olga said...

this is so awesome!!!! Love the color too!

Joelle said...

Wow this is fabulous! Love the colors and a great use for the transperency I've been hoarding! thanks!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Lisa Lynne! I love the effect of the acetate background! Wonderful colors!


What wonderful colors you used on this one. I love the acetate...Just gorgeous!

marsha said...

This is so lovely! What a fabulous background and love your color!

Jan said...

very pretty and love this basket collection!

Helen said...

Very lovely!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty - wonderful use of the acetate!

Angelica said...

Beautiful card and great technique.

Sue W said...

Another wonderful card Lisa Lynn! - Great work~

thestampingbug said...

Great card! I love using acetate too. The blues and purples are so pretty! Kerry

HappyCrafter said...

Very creative! Great way to use those transparencies, I really like the marble effect.

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