Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Fancy Bling

I love playing with acetate, but last summer I bought some printed acetate and didn't have a clue what to do with it so I stuck it in the back of a drawer.

This week at Dotties World they challenged us to use acetate, so I was determined to put one of the five sheets that I bought to good use. This is what happened!

This card was definitely a case of "Don't think, just do" and I think I surprised myself. Most of my card blanks are 5" by 7", but I wanted something bigger for this. The acetate is A4 so I folded it in half and put a pale blue card blank in the middle to show off the pattern on the acetate a bit better.

The flower was originally white, but I coloured the bottom bloom with Dusty Concord distress ink and added a black gem. I went over board with the sakura stardream pens for the glitter effect and blinged out with more stick on gems. I need to go in search of some more of the ribbon that I used as I am running out of it now.

I'm sorry about the glare on the pic, but I have no idea how to get a good night time photo of acetate. I work during the day and it's dark by the time I get home. I tried it without the flash and it looked way worse.


  1. This is a great card. Love the pattern on the acetat. Great layout and ofcourse the colors are fab. Great Image to go.
    Thanks for playing with us at DW this week.
    Gunn :-D

  2. Lovely card. I love the image and the colours are just right
    Lisa ;)

  3. Hi Naomi, sorry I've been such a bad blogger lately, had a lot of stuff on!! This card is fabulous. You've put that acetate to brilliant use and I love the colours and layout. I can make out some pattern on the acetate - lovely. When I used some on a card, I found it a pig to photograph - kept getting a glare off it! You've done a great job with the pic too.

    Mel X

    PS - I've something for you on my blog.

    Mel X

  4. Wow! Stunning card, love it

  5. That's a really bonnie card, I love the fact that we prompted you to get your stash out of hiding. Thanks for playing along honey. (check out today's challenge - You're sure to LURVE it ;])


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