Hi there. I managed to make a card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge who are celebrating their 2nd birthday, so congratulations to Bonnie and Loll, and this time they request we use acetate and stamping plus our own choice of technique. I needed a masculine card for a family member and bought a new stamp recently so decided to use it for this card. It is a background stamp called Vintage Music from Creative Expressions and designed by Phil Martin as part of his Sentimentally Yours range.
I started by using some alcohol inks on the back of the piece of acetate a little over 4" Square. I only have a couple of the alcohol inks which I bought really just to try them out, and the colours are Limeade and Flamingo. I don't have the blending solution but they worked OK on their own, I just used a piece of scrunched up cling film to move the colours around. It wasn't looking very masculine at this point so I added some red and orange Promarker colours which darkened it down a bit.
When this was dry I turned it to the front and stamped the music stamp twice to cover the acetate using Black Archival ink. I also used some talc on the front before stamping which helps to stop the stamp from sliding on the surface. I decided to colour one or two of the images within the stamp using my Promarkers to add some extra interest, and this I did on the reverse side.
I then made a frame with a snippet of white card using a 4" square aperture with a double stitched square die, and I made this roughly 1/4" smaller than the 6" square white base card.
I stamped the sentiment on to the frame using the Black Archival ink and then placed the acetate behind the frame before adhering to the white base card.
Thank you for coming to take a look at my blog today, and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Cas Mix Up March Challenge - Acetate and Stamping + Alcohol Inks, Promarkers and Die Cutting.
National Craft Month - Simon Says Stamp Blog - Any Craft Project.
Dies R Us Challenge - No. 93 Frame It.