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7.01.2007

Doodle on Acetate

I have to say that I really like how this card turned out. I started out not really having a purpose for this card in mind, it was purely fun stamping (which is the best kind). When I was finished with it, I knew this card would have a special purpose (a much needed, long overdue Thank You).
The card base is a 5 1/4 inch square acetate card. I stamped the big flourish from Doodle This in the lower left corner (don't know how well you can see it in the photo, acetate cards are a bugger to photograph) with white Staz-On and then stamped the flower from Doodle that randomly along the right edge of the card. I stamped the large flower from Doodle This twice on Shimmery White CS and then watercolored using my watercolor crayons and an aquapainter. I then outlined the flowers with my Sakura glitter pen and then added Dazzling Diamonds to the dots on the flower. I cut out each flower and used a pencil to curl the petals of the top most flower. I mounted the flower with the curled petals on top of the other cut out flower and added a big Jewel in the center and set the piece aside. I then stamped the smaller flourishy flower from Doodle That on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and colored in with Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery markers. I highlighted the pink flowers with my glitter pen.

The trickiest thing about acetate cards is to attach everything without your adhesive showing. I first positioned and attached the cut out flower in the center of my card using glue lines. On the inside of the card (underneath the flower), I then added more glue lines and centered my stamped panel with the colored flowers underneath. On the backside of the card, I mounted a Pretty in Pink panel to a Certainly Celery panel and attached with Glue dots. On the inside of the card (back panel), I then attached a Shimmery White panel (cut the same size as the white panel that you see on the front of the card) and positioned it just so.
When the card is closed, all you see is the beautiful shimmery flower with the one stamped Shimmery White panel that appears to be matted with Pink and Celery. I may just need to make another one of these for myself to keep! :-)

20 comments:

Trudee said...

Oh my WORD, Linda!! You are on a roll, sweetie!! This is beyond stunning!!!

beate said...

Linda, this card is beautiful! I LOVE it!

jenna said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

I love love this card. It has to be one of the prettiest cards in a long time I have seen.

Leslie Miller said...

This is amazing! So beautiful and unique! You've done a wonderful job photographing it, too. The white is so crisp on the acetate! Fabulous, Linda!

jacksonbelle said...

WOW this is gorgeous!!!!!!!! LOVE all the colors, coloring, detail..LOVE IT! I still need to try one of these cards!!!

Rose Ann said...

My goodness...this is so gorgeous!! I love the white flowers on the acetate, and...well...your whole design! Stunning!

sandie c said...

This card is stunning - thanks heaps for explaining how you did it as I tried to work out by looking and my mind went blank (nothing new for me these days!! LOL) TFS

beate said...

Linda, it's even more beautiful in person! I am floored that you send it to ME! I will post it on my blog soon. Can I use your photo. I think it might be hard to take a good photo of this amazing clear card.

Amy said...

Wow this is just stunning! I am speechless!

Anonymous said...

Just stunning! Beautiful work. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your work. Linda D

Whimsey said...

Holy flippin' cow; this is one of the most gorgeous cards I have EVER seen; not sure I 'get' how it all goes together but it's stunning!!!

Renée said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

tbreanna said...

OMG! love, love, love it!

kathy said...

Love, love, love. This card is gorgeous.

Jenn said...

**speechless** . . . that's what I am. This is fabulous!

Mary Campbell said...

Love this card. So beautiful. Where do you get the acetate cards at? Would love to try this. Thanks for sharing. Mary

Kathyc on SCS said...

Linda, I just saw this on Beate's blog and had to run right over to check out your blog! This is really stunning; if I made something like this, I'm afraid I would not be able to give it away! I hope you are able to make another one to keep!

Beth said...

Thwak, flump. Just pulling myself up from the floor. Drop dead gorgeous! So creative and talented!!!

Andrea Walford said...

This card is absolutely stunning! It is gorgeous, it is elegant...I can't say enough!

 
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