Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Break Fun with Acetate & Ink

Hi Everyone,

Well, as promised in my previous post, here's an idea of what I've been up to in Girl World this Easter break to get all inky.... the glittery will have to wait till the next post as this one is quite long enough!

Firstly - I bought a stamp from Kaiser (tea at elsie's collection) that is a wonderful substitute for a paper doily.  I knew I wanted to stamp and emboss on acetate, so that I could cut the image out and it would look like a real doily, but I could then have it in any colour I liked.

Not so easy to start off with, here was my first attempt...

Not so easy indeed - I forgot to use the embossing buddy, the stamp wasn't inked up properly (in my haste), and the acetate is so very slippery!

Well, along came my friend Trish (from Trish and Treasure) and all her wisdom and advice finally lead to a wonderful image. Check out the result!
White, Silver & Gold - wonderful!


Tricks to stop slipping were to lay the acetate over the stamp and gently brayer the image onto the acetate rather than try to press the image down onto the sheet.  Use the embossing buddy to stop the static cling and Wala!
Trish also stamped a heap with white Staz on which also worked a treat and was much quicker...

I told you Trish did heaps - and this is only the half that I kept!

Now while I was madly making Doilies with the acetate - Trish was busy with her alcohol inks and a blender making the most gorgeous colours and patterns on her acetate.

She let me keep some and I've combined her beautiful colours with my embossed doily, a home made flower and a printed sentiment to make the following card..

Aren't the colours just stunning! here's a close up

It's such vibrant colours I think I'll enter it in a few Spring challenges and what not, such as...

Don't forget to come back and check out my next post, it's gonna be very glittery :)
Ciao for now



Wonderful embossing and a fab friend to have too thanks for sharing with us all here at creative craft challenges and good luck.


OMGoodness. What a terrific idea, fabulous!I am going to have to look for that stamp in the USA. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Crafts Challenge. Hugs and Good Luck.

McCrafty's Cards

Gorgeous card, Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge, good luck.
Kevin xx

Sue W

Ooh beautiful indeed! There's so much to like about this card.......I want one of those stamps for sure.... and I love the colours you've achieved with Alcohol inks and lets talk about the flower embellishment.......that looks very interesting:) Thanks for joining in the AnnaBelle challenge once again this week.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog

Just beautiful! Great tips as well with working with acetate!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)


OMG, all I can say is...STUNNING and WOW!!!
I so have to get that stamp lol!
LOVE everything about your card and loving all your detail, simply gorgeous!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Sue Kohler

These techniques give an amazing effect, thanks for the tip about the acetate, I alway struggle with the slipping!
Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle STamps! :)

The Other Patti Sue

Beautiful... looks really labor intensive! Very nicely done! Thanks so much for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps!