Bobbie Sue here, with a super fun mini challenge!
Incorporating acetate into our projects is a great way to show creativity! A few months ago, I found a fabulous 6×6 pack of printed acetate at Tuesday Morning. Many of you have used acetate in the past and I was always in awe of your ability to create with it! Yours certainly doesn’t have to have a printed design. You’re free to use ANY acetate however you wish!
This first card uses Graciellies Colorful Day stamp set. How beautiful is VersaFine Clair ink color in Chianti? Matches the acetate color so well! Did you know you can buy Clair inks from Unity? They have such a great selection at a great price.
This next card uses Angie Bloms beautiful flower set called Just because. It has become an absolute favorite that I use often. I used a Zig in cobalt blue to color in the flowers. Again, they match the acetate perfectly.
On the card below I incorporated last weeks mini challenge of off the edge in to the design. I’ve noticed that the butterflies in this set by Graciellie called Moments of Bliss, have become a favorite of many!
Here is how I made this card:
- I stamped the butterflies off the edge using VersaFine in Nocturne. Once dried, I colored them with Zigs in the colors blue and pink. You can see how I blended the pink into the blue to get the purple. These brush markers blend so beautifully on Bristol Smooth paper.
- After the color dried, I went over the buttreflies with Wink of Stella to give them a shimmer. I also splattered bits of black liquid ink onto the panel.
- Next, I ran the panel through my Gemini with a border die from an MFT set called Scallop Basic Edges.
- The sentiments are both from Angie Bloms fun coffee cup set called Flutters to go. It is part of the Uniquely Unity membership. I stamped the sentiments onto black paper using Brutus Monroe’s embossing ink and gilded gold embossing powder. In my opinion, BM embossing inks and powders are the best in the industry!
- After having used gold for the sentiments, I felt the card needed more gold. I decided to use my quicky glue pen by marking in random places, sprinkled with the gilded gold and heat set.
- Lastly, glued down the acetate pieces, popped the sentiments up on the panel, and popped the panel up on the 4.25 x 5.5 card base.
I can’t decide which of the 3 cards I like the most! How about you?
Remember the mini challenges run from Thursday to Thursday. There is still plenty of time to continue working on your favorite girl stamp for the May challenge!
Unity is making your participation even more rewarding by offering a prize for each challenge! Each week you have a chance to win some fantastic Unity stamps! Pop on over to my blog for an extra chance at winning a $25 Unity gift certificate at the end of the month.
Have fun creating!
Be sure to join me again next Thursday for a new mini challenge as we use our favorite stamps to creating something that bares repeating!
Until then, friends~