Sunday, 27 January 2013

Acetate... Used Voluntarily!

Yes, that's right, today's card features acetate which I used without being forced!  As the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue draws to a close on the 31st January, I thought I'd take the opportunity to showcase a few of my favourite stamp sets that will be retiring.  I have loved playing with the Ornament Keepsakes set and coordinating dies, but so far I have only made 3D type ornaments on cards.  Here I have gone 2D but overset the ornaments over a layer of the most beautiful acetate with a flocked design on it.  Come and have a look:

I cut out a panel from the white card and replaced it with the acetate.  I stuck over some red card on the reverse to secure the acetate in place and to make the inside a bit more attractive.  I stamped the ornaments in Real Red to coordinate with the flock, cut out with the matching dies, punched a hole in the top of each with my Crop-a-dile and tied some white baker's twine through.  The ornaments were then secured back over the panel.

As the card uses a snippet, I'll be popping along to play in Di's playground and it's Rudolph Day at Sarn's blog so double playtime for me!

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
Ink: Real Red
Card: Real Red (on the inside), Whisper White, white hammered embossed card (non-SU)
Paper: the acetate is from the Candlelight Christmas set which will retire on the 31st January
Other: white baker's twine (retired), Ornament dies and BigShot, Crop-a-dile

Remember that's is currently Sale-a-bration so any order of £45 means you can choose from a freebie!  Placing an order couldn't be easier: just give me a ring on 07977 141605 or email me.

My parents have just got a dog and I cannot wait to meet him.  They have wanted a dog for 27 years, they tell me, unfortunately my brother and I changed their plans!  He's a black labrador, 8 months old and was abandoned.  He is currently enjoying the snow, taking all his new toys out into it and, not content with that, he has also snaffled my mum's walking socks out of the house!  So on that note, here is today's picture:

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  1. Gorgeous card, love the flock panel. These ornaments are fab, cant wait to see what the new catalogue has in it. Hugs, amanda x

  2. FABULOUS!! Love how you used the acetate and I haven't forgotten the date either - that stamp set is top of the list!!

    Have fun with the new pup - love today's photo :)



  3. This is so elegant and a great way to use the acetate - I have loads of Kanban acetate like this in different colours - you've inspired me to be creative with it. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

  4. This card certainly has the "WOW factor" Victoria. Terrific use of the acetate - something I'm not very good at using!

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day and I'll also see you over in the Snippets Playground. Fancy a go on the slide?

    Sarn xxx

  5. Gorgeous card, Victoria. I'm not generally a fan of acetate but this one is stunning. Love the puppy love photo - I think your parents have found themselves the ideal companion in a black Labrador :) Elizabeth xx

  6. ah just lovely Victoria thanks for sharing love those stamps too, Shaz in Oz.x

  7. Gorgeous card, love it-the transparent part is the best
    Hugs Tamara

  8. I love the acetate panel - it's gorgeous!
    I have never used acetate and liked the result - it's just not my 'thing' at all... acetate hates me *lol*
    Anyway... I was just popping over from Pixie's Place to say "Hi!"...
    Bubbles #19

  9. Wow - that's a stunningly glamorous card... and an adorable photo!!
    Alison x

  10. Lovely card Victoria, it looks very elegant the colours give it that 'WOW' factor. Dee x

  11. Absolutely love what you did on this card. Your acetate is so 'sparkly', (not sure that is the right adjective!)but the design popped right off the page when I saw it. The flocking is beautiful. Your 2D ornaments are so perfect with this design. Love your new 'brother' too. Labs make wonderful pets...they are so loving. I'm glad this little orphan found a caring home. TFS

  12. Your card is really genius, Victoria!! I'm so happy for your parents! We love labs in this family and he must be so thrilled to be adopted!!

    (Your photo is really timely for me. One of my coworkers has a golden retriever who is failing. I will copy the photo in an email to her. So perfect. Thank you!)

  13. These lovely ornaments and dies are still available here, Victoria! Maybe they'll let you keep them too! I love them overlaid like this! Very festive! And so good to see your cards again. I've missed you!

  14. Hi Victoria! I am so sorry that I haven't been over to say hello earlier then now. It is sooo good to see you back so I can enjoy your gorgeous creations. I LOVE this card. It is the acetate technique that is just amazing - I have never seen this before. Must have a go now :)

    I guess better late then never but WELCOME BACK xx

  15. So classy Victoria. Love the split panel with the acetate. x

  16. Goegoeus...I have always loved those ornament sets.

    I have some of the acetate but have hesitated to use.Thought I might sae it for a scrapbook layout. Like how yours turned out though.


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