Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday - Acetate

Welcome to Sunflower and Dragonfly's Tutorial Tuesday. I have an admission to make. This tutorial started out in one direction, and quickly became an acetate tutorial. Why? Because my silent partner wasn't too silent yesterday. When I showed Donnie my card, he actually said, "don't you have acetate...." and proceeded to give me instructions. After his comment, I thought about asking him to create a card for you. Think I should? That said, welcome to Beth and Donnie's tutorial. I am so lucky to have such a great partner in life. Do you have a silent partner when you create a card or project? If you do, please leave me a comment letting me know who it is and why you look to them for help. If you do not, then just tell me you'd like your name to go in the draw. If you play along, you will have a chance to win a couple of lovely cards made by me.

Glossy cardstock
White embossing powder
Heat Gun
Multi colour ink pad

Stamp image with VersaMark and emboss with white embossing powder.

Brayer colour over top of the embossed images. When dry, stamp the very same images on top with black Stazon. Do not overcrowd your images. Eyes need a place to rest.

With white embossing powder, emboss small images over top of the small black ones that you stamped in black. Place the acetate over top of the brayered card front so you know where you should place the white embossed images. The black shadow underneath adds depth.

Attach the acetate to the card front with colour coordinated brads.

Your card is now ready to embellish. In real life, this card is so much prettier. As I didn't want to distract from the art of the stamped images, I kept the top layer simple.

I apologize for not knowing the name of the set that the sentiment came from; it got mixed up within the SU sets I have, but I do know it is from SU. It could be from the Victorian lady that was retired a little bit ago.

Large clock face: Hampton Arts
Small pocket watch: B Line Designs


Kim H. said...

Holey smokes batman you two are one very creative time! I love love love this! I just got out my acetate for the first time today! I did nothing this cool with it! Sam and Ben approve all my art work...Joe will help me with anything I need help with like pick out new stamps or drilling holes!

Juanita said...

My husband is my 'silent' partner. I show him every completed card. I can tell if it will get sent of based on his facial expressions! He loves me enough to be honest about my work.

pescbrico said...

This technic is just awesome! Love the brayer background, love the shadow effect! Love everything about it! I'm in wow!

Etha said...

this is very cool! I must try that. thanks so much for sharing and the great pictures!!

Thanh said...

Beth, you are an AMAZING teacher. Thanks for continuing with Tech. Tues!!! Sorry I havent posted a comment in a long time. I am now feeding you, so I should be a better blogging friend. ;)

Heather Grow said...

Very cool. I love all those layers.

Alexandra said...

Beautiful Beth! It cracks me up how our husband's get involved - LOL! Mine does too...but I guess it is better than being ignored! I have never played with acetate (I know, I know) but this looks gorgeous so I need to try my hand at it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

scrapnnMO said...

OMG I totally love this tutorial! Stunning card Beth! Thanks for sharing (TFS)!

Ila said...

Wow!! this is a Gorgeous Card!!!!
My main silent partner would have to be.. my eldest daughter(who lives 3hrs away)..she and I bounce emails and photos back and forth like mad women.

Prpldy said...

My silent partner is my 13 year old Grandson when he is here. I love asking his advice on which color to use or which accent to use when I am not sure.

Tami Bayer said...

My silent partners are not very quiet. Used to be just hubby, but now my son has joined in. I truly don't want input that often, but they offer it up anyhow! LOL. I love the black behind the white images. I would never have thought to do that. So, no problems heating the transparency? You are so brave.

dorothy said...

I just found your blog and am enjoying the mini tutorial. So much to learn and I've been stamping for 15+ yrs. Unfortunately I have never lived near a stamp store so have had no classes. I so enjoy sites like yours, thank you for technique tuesday

Christie said...

Great card Beth! You have inspired me to try acetate again, tried before and didn't have much luck. I too have a wonderful silent partner, he makes sure I have everything to keep my creative room organized (I can't work in a mess) and he offers up his opinion and helps a lot in those indecision times of creativity.

Fiona Whitehead said...

Lovely cards - I show my daugter all my cards and she'll either say its a winner or its not!

Val said...

the effect is beautiful!

i'm rather new to paper craft and stamping, and am eyeing stamps etc to purchase. the "tutorial" is indeed useful.

and you are lucky to have a "silent" partner who chips in something useful when required. mine, he usually stays silent. perhaps my work is beyond him. lol