Thursday, December 15, 2016

Frosty Pines

The possibilities with acetate layers still beguile me, so the next two posts will feature this wonderfully useful design tool . . .

If you buy anything at all, it may well come packaged in acetate that just might be large enough to be useful.  It cuts easily with scissors or your paper trimmer, and is a great way to re-use something that would otherwise be thrown away. 

In this layout, I used a foam strip that would eventually be hidden under the pine branches.  I glued the stamped acetate layer to the foam before adding the branches.  I now had a popped-up layer that was a perfect platform for a pair of floating butterflies.  To keep the acetate from sagging, I added black pearls to the woodgrain layer underneath.

I always prop up wings and other dimensional accents with a fat drop of Glossy Accents added to the layer below.  This allows my cards to be mailed, and yet look perky when removed from the envelope.

Cardstock:   Bazzill Raven, Vanilla, Generic Tan, Black, acetate from
Stamps:        Hero Designer Woodgrain, Silhouette Grass, Stamp Camp
                           Tiger Marble            
Inks:               Hero Shadow Soft Brown, Distress Antique Linen, StazOn
                           Cotton White, ColorBox Silver
Emb Powder:   B'Muse Detail Silver
Dies:              Memory Box Pine Needle Border, Marvy and McGill
                           butterfly punches
Doo Dads:    Distress Stickles Black Soot, Silver webbing spray, Black pearls                  

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