Sunday, June 24, 2012

Acetate and Tissue technique

I admit that I'm not much of a "technique stamper." I tend to prefer straightforward stamping, with layering and embellishments, of course, because it's less fussy. But I often see beautiful cards made with different techniques, and I think, Someday I should try that. Well, today was that day. I decided to try the Acetate and Tissue technique, and here is my card:

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!® unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Curly Cute
Card stock: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, window sheet
Ink: Cotton White StazOn ink, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant (pad and reinker)
Accessories: Clear Oval Accent die, Apothecary Accents Framelits dies, Stampin' Pierce Mat, paper piercer, Paper-Piercing Pack Essentials, Grey Violet Pearl Ex powder (Jacquard Products), Crystal Effects, Wisteria Wonder baker's twine, Dimensionals
Other: Tissue paper

There is a great tutorial for the Acetate and Tissue technique on SplitcoastStampers, but I'll point out just a few details of my card:
• I used white StazOn ink instead of black. I think the white worked better for this card with the Elegant Eggplant color, but the black might give more solid coverage of the image.
• After I added the re-inker, I also sprinkled on some Pearl Ex powder to create a little shimmer. You can see a little of the powder in this picture to the right of the flower (sorry about the glare from the flash).
• I didn't have any rubber gloves on hand to spread the ink and Crystal Effects on the window sheet, so I just used a piece of plastic wrap bunched up a bit.
• I didn't adhere the window sheet and tissue paper to card stock. I simply let the piece dry and then cut it with the Clear Oval Accent die.
• To create the layered greeting, I die cut the stamped greeting with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits dies. I placed the same die on Wisteria Wonder card stock, traced around the lip of the die and cut it out by hand.
• I added a bit of baker's twine and some paper piercing for additional details.

I think I used a bit too much re-inker on this card. It was only a few drops, but the color is so dark it kind of took over. Guess I'll just have to practice some more. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Very elegant card! Thanks for telling how you layered the greeting with the Apothecary Accents framelit. As soon as I saw that I wondered how did she do that! Great cutting out by the way too! TFS!