Monday, January 26, 2015

Using Acetate and Vellum

Hello Followers, Friends and Viewers,
Welcome to Monday.  We are back at work or still relaxing from the weekend.  Some of us are watching the weather for that SNOW!  In my area the prediction is only for a few inches.  We may or may not see any at all.  What about the areas that will be getting the wind gust as well as three or more feet of snow?  Go grocery shopping!  We don't want you at home without something to eat (smile).
To my crafting friends...do you like using acetate, heavy plastic or vellum on your cards or scrapbook layouts?  There are many ways to use acetate in your card making as well as scrap booking. Perhaps you want a clear box lid, an aperture or shaker card. Or maybe you want a free standing card.
This is just a couple of  ways to make that acetate or vellum work for you and the result is a very beautiful card.
 
Use a 5 1/2" by 12"  piece of cardstock.  Score at 4" and 8".  Fold down the 8" fold to meet the 4" score line. Keep  these two pieces folded while you measure and cut out  a section 3 3/4" by 3" from card.  Replace this section with a piece of acetate or vellum that is 1/4" wider than the piece you cut out.  Attach the vellum or acetate to the card base with glue or score tape. Cut out a second piece of card base 5 1/2" by 8". Fold in half, and while folded, cut out a section 3 3/4" by 3". Glue or use score tape to adhere this to the inside to where you have placed your acetate or vellum.  Use a piece of designer paper cut 1/8" smaller than the last section of your card. Adhere this to your card.  Decorate to your pleasure!
Here is a second look:




 The same concept was used with a little more of the card base cut out and eliminating the third piece
















This last card shows vellum. The vellum was cut slightly larger (3/4") than the card front so that it could be curved.
 

This last card is an addition to the Valentine stack I'm working on.  I will call it "A Vintage Valentine" card in the box.
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Lois




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