Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Acetate flower card

Hello! I'm back with another card design today, which I created for a friend who started her new job this week. This one is a little bit of a departure from my usual clean and simple style - it's got lots going on - ink spray, Washi tape, a stamped sentiment, patterned paper, watercolour card and a stamped acetate flower. I've had the Cosmic Shimmer Mister ink sprays for a few weeks and I'd used them here and there but I've been dying to use them for a splattered background like this one!
The card came together really quickly as it was all randomly designed in my head. When I do this, I often deviate once I start to make the card but on this occasion I pretty much stuck to my original imagined design. I don't know what made me think of the acetate flower, but I was really pleased with the finished effect. The flower is from the Inkadinkado Doodle Flowers stamp set and the Washi tape is from Pebbles Inc. I was a bit stubborn with the acetate flower and ploughed ahead without actually knowing how I was going to adhere it to the card! In the end, I had the idea to use a Xyron sticker maker, which was perfect. I practised on a piece of scrap acetate first and found that the thin layer of adhesive could still be seen through the acetate, giving a kind of frosted effect. However, it disappeared once the acetate was placed on the card, leaving a perfect suspended flower without any gluey mess or visible adhesive. I hope you like it! :)

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