I have a different type of card to share with you today. I've seen a couple cards recently that were clear. I really like them but haven't made one in a long time. When I saw this week's challenge at Flourishes to use acetate on your card, I decided now was the time. I also was introduced to a great sketch challenge blog, Tuesday Morning Sketches. They are having a birthday celebration (Happy Birthday, TMS) and have 4 different sketches to choose from this week. I chose to use sketch #4 but added the bow element to help cover where the acetate is attached. Sketches are for inspiration and don't have to be followed exactly...right? :)
I also wanted to try a "new to me" technique I've seen around blog-land and decided to try the Spotlight Technique. It was kind of fun and certainly adds a dramatic touch. Beate has a great tutorial on the Spotlight Technique over on SCS.
I lined the interior of the card with a lavender dotted paper and added a place for a note. The decorations on the front hide it from view.
I used the space behind the front decorations to add a Scripture verse.
Here's a view of the inside of the front panel of the card. I learned that photographing a clear card with a white background can make cropping/editing it a challenge. It's hard to see where the card ends. Maybe I'll try a black background next time.
Note to self:
When making clear cards in the future, and when using a thick transparency instead of clear "cardstock", add patterned paper or cardstock to the bottom edge for stability.
Cardstock: Express-it, Creative Imaginations (Lavender)
Patterned Paper: NRN Designs (Purple Floral), Art Impressions (Dotty Lavender)
Stamps: Flourishes (Picking Wildflowers), Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Our Refuge)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics: V04, 06, 09; YG03, 05; R20; YR21; E29, 50; Y11, 13, 15, 17, 21
Tools/Embellishments: Transparency (brand unknown), Spellbinders (Circles Large & Small, Lacey Circles), Doodlebug Stitched Grosgrain ribbon (Lilac), CM Fine Tip Black pen, Fiskar's Border punch (Apron Lace)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #206 (TMS206) - 4th Birthday Sketch Challenge
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC228) - Seeing Clearly (use acetate on card)
Tuesday Throwdown #155 - Use Spotlight Technique
Going Gray with Scrap Creations - Use ribbon & bow
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #52 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today.