Monday, 10 June 2013

Up for some acetate?

So, most of us have some lovely nesting die's in our kit bag.
Have you thought about using them to make an aperture in your card as apposed to matting and layering?
I found some lovely acetate at a craft show in Feburary and couldn't resist a play for my sister-in-law's birthday :-)
I used XCut nesting die. First cut the second largest from your card stock. Make a frame with your largest and second largest that you can stick to the top of your acetate.
The amazing swirl flower is from 'Crafts Too'. Their range of die cuts are beautiful as so well priced!
I covered the back of the card with patterned paper so the pattern on the acetate really stands out.

Again I used a nesting die to cut the sentiment frame out of. The stamp is from one in  my stash :-)

I must admit I went a bit OTT on the embellishments on this one!
The 'tickets' are from a Kanban stamp set. It's great - you can mix up the tickets and sentiment options.
The heart is a wooden embelli and I've stamped on the top with a flourish stamp in my stash.
The cute little bird house is metal and comes from 'Hobby House'. I can really recommend their little embellishment sets!
The border punch is one of the large Martha Stewart ( of course!).
Finish off with some little flowers (if you've the room!)
My favourite thing about this card is the mix of colours. I'm loving getting bolder with my choices and seeing what happens.
Happy Monday All


Teresa xx



  1. Fabulous card and love the beautiful embellishments. I am sure your sister-in-law will love this.

    Linda xxx

  2. Anonymous8:31 pm

    Such a beautiful card, so much to look at. Love the design and great colors xx

  3. This is just stunning from beginning to end. Love all the layers and wonderful tickets and ribbon!