Monday, 21 June 2010

Just to say Thanks! Acetate card

Hi folks! I hope you managed to catch the fantastic shows Joanna sheen had this weekend on Create and Craft... it was sheer stamping and CDrom crafting bliss. I was really fortunate to have lots of my samples shown. My kiddies were squealing with delight every time one of my cards was picked up. This card was one of Leonie's fav's. It showcases the new Jayne Netley Mayhew Hummingbird stamp set.
I did the best as I could with photography... but an acetate card is not the easiest to capture. I used strong acetate for the card base. I used my scalloped heart Nestabilities to create the card corner (see above) Before adhering this inside the acetate I used the sentiment stamp and flower stamps from the set to decorate the inside.
For the outside I punched (Martha Stewart) lots of flowers from pastel pearlescent paper. I stamped the centre of each flower, it didn't photograph too well but it adds all the lovely 'veiny' detail on the flowers in real life. I then shaped each petal with a ball tool, adhered to the card with dimensional glue gel and blobbed some stickles to the centre of each flower. I punched a few leaves (also MS punch) and the swirls are die cut from a Quickutz 4x4 flourish die. The hummingbirds are stamped, watercoloured, cut out and adhered to the card. Not forgetting to add the smaller bird to the inside of the card adding to the illusion of distance between the flying birds. I finished off the card by adding the sentiment to the bottom corner which I stamped, inked, cut out with scalloped scissors and shaped with my fingers before adhering to the card.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

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25 comments:

Carinas Creative Corner said...

Wow! That must be one of the most beaqutiful cards I've ever seen!! I realy love it :D

Ann said...

Just beautiful Sandra as always.
Ann xxx

ENJAY said...

Blinking hell Sandra, i'll just give up now! I unfortunately missed both shows, caught the end of one today, this is beautiful!!
slight understatement there! Welldone.
Nicola.xx

craftycrafter said...

oh wow Sandra this is adorable it takes you breath away its so beautiful love Dorothy

Rosietoes said...

Totally gorgeous and inspired Sandra. A stunning creation.

Edna x

Christine said...

This is absolutely superb Sandra, I saw this featured yesterday and was curious how you covered up the sticky stuff inside and now i can see it inside, amazing work there....well done x

Juls said...

wow this is stunning! such a creative use of acetate! and wow!! all those flowers are amazing!! Hugs Juls

Marina said...

Wooooow! That's stunning!
And all the beautiful flowers... I'm speechless...

Hugs,
Marina

CraftyLin said...

Absolutely stunning card Sandra.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! Sandra this is gorgeous. Didn't get to watch the show but if the rest of your cards were like this I missed a lot.
Cathy
xxxx

Jan said...

Sandra, this is amazing, stunning, out of this world. I love it. You are so clever. xx Jan

Ger said...

I love acetate cards and this one is simply stunning. I didn't catch the shows but I'm not surprised this was Leonie's favourite. Beautiful!

Fiona said...

I saw this on C & C Sandra and knew it was one of yours before Joanna even mentioned you. Unfortunately didn't see any of your others as I was in and out that day but this one is absolutely beautiful.

Fiona x

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Stunning creation! SO much detail! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew!

Janna :)

Donna said...

Stunning card Sandra, I love how you always have such fabulous ideas for your cards...this is so beautiful on acetate...love the cluster of flowers :) Donna x

Jane said...

Stunning! Simply stunning!!

Tara said...

Flipping gorgeous Sandra.... what a beautiful, stunning creation and well done on getting on the TV with your samples... I shall have to see if I can catch a replay of one of the shows!!
Hugs Tara xx

TwistedWitch said...

I saw this on tv at the weekend and it blew me away, what an absolute stunner, you have surpassed yourself. Brilliant!!!

Lin

lisa said...

It was a great show and I'm not surprised your cards were the favourites, they are exquisite. Those flowers must have taken you ages.
Hugs Lisax

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Sandra - this is absolutely stunning. I love the way you've created the corner embellishment with the hearts and the punched flowers. I'm sure that hummingbird is really flying!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Michelle said...

Utterly beautiful Sandra, totally awesome!
x Michelle

Ruby said...

What a lovely card Sandra! I've still got to work with acetate, it's on my to do list, this is gorgeous!

Janet Stephens said...

BEAUTIFUL! Where can I get pastel pearlescent paper?

Sue M said...

Absolutely gorguss! Very talented! Would like to try an acetate card, could you please tell me the size of this card and where you found the heavy weight acetate please. I have found SU window sheets but not sure how thick they are compared to what you have used.
Thanks for your time, keep up your wonderful imagination purring along always!

Sandra said...

Hello Sue,
The card is about 5.75 x 5.75 inches as I use A4 acetate scored and folded in half with the excess cut away. This is the acetate that I use.
http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/printable-card-and-paper-c73/crafters-companion-construction-acetate-16-x-a4-sheets-p20524
I'm so glad you like my card and thank you for your kind comment.
Sandra xx