Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Holidays to You...

Well we've seen our first Christmas commercial so that must mean it's time to start making Christmas cards! 

I LOVE using acrylic in my cards. Using a piece of acrylic as a "peek through" on the front of the cards is a fun surprise for the recipient! They might look hard, but they're surprisingly easy.

You'll need: a card base, pattern paper cut to fit inside the card, a piece of acrylic trimmed approximately half the card height, and cute stuff to decorate the card with! 

1. Lay Mascil on acrylic and spread on embossing paste. Lift mascil and sprinkle on glitter while the paste is wet. Allow to dry.
2. Adhere your pattern paper to the inside of your card. 
3. Lay your scrap of acrylic on your card front and mark 1/2 inch down from the top of the acrylic. When you trim away the front this will give you a border to adhere your acrylic to. 
4. Trim your card front at the line you marked. 
5. Adhere acrylic in place with Zip Dry. Adhere strips of pattern paper to the top and the bottom of the card. 
6. Embellish with stickers, stamped image, and twine. 

Supplies Used: Clear Scraps (12 x 12 acrylic blank sheets, Snowflake Mascil), Crafters Companion (Just For You), SEI (Chalet paper and sticker), The Twinery, Stampendous (Glitter), Dreamweavers (Translucent paste), Beacon (Zip Dry), markers and colored pencil

Markers Used: Spectra Noir (CR8), Copics (C1, C3, C7, YG23, YG67, blender), Blick Art (Antique White)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Crafters Companion- Christmas cards
Graph it- Furry Friend


Lindsay said...

This. Is. Amazing. I LOVE it! Your coloring is stellar!

Debbie said...

Beautiful colouring,Thanks for Joining us at the Graph'It Marker Challenge this week.x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image and the design, Thanks for playing along with us at Graph'It colour challenge, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Connie Mercer said...

saw this on FB~beautiful and fun!!

{Chrissie} said...

Wow, this is just FANTASTIC! I adore the acetate and your coloring is amazing. Just WOW!

Thanks for playing along with Crafter's Companion!

Trena inNaperville said...

Adorable Wendy!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!