Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Less is More - Week 11 - Acetate

This week's challenge on the Less is More Challenge blog is to use acetate - A lot of people are intimidated by acetate but it can be lots of fun.  One way I like to use it is as an overlay on the front of a card.  It can be tricky to attach since you can see any adhesive used so having the scalloped layer on top is an easy way to hide it.
Have you ever embosssed acetate?  Super easy technique with a lot of presence!  It is really hard to get a good picture of this technique but it looks so cool in real life.  Washi tape added the fun stripes at the top and bottom and also afforded me the opportunity to adhere the panel at the bottom of the card too!  All supplies are from A Muse|Studio!!  Stamp sets - Friend to Friend, Ornate Elements; Washi tape; Woodgrain Embossing Plate; Medium Scallop die; Ocean ink

15 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is beautiful Michelle and that use of Washi Tape I really like!
Love the colour you chose too!
Lovely card.
Thanks for yet another fabulous submission to our challenges!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Michelle
i love how acetate embosses too!
Super card I really like it
Great to see you
mandi
Less is More

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is so striking I love to emboss on acetate too and the image is so dynamic it's a petty the lens doesn't think so though ! Yours however shows up perfectly , love the colour that you used behind it too.

Marie

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card and a gorgeous colour. x

Debgem said...

Great card - super colour and I love the woodgrain effect on the acetate. Just lovely!

Kimberly Jones said...

Stunning card! I love the embossed acetate, the colors, the washi tape - everything!

Jess said...

I love this. the colour is so pretty!

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour! so elegant

veronica said...

love that color! cool texture on the acetate!

Jenny said...

Beautiful card and love the woodgrain texture...is that a PTI embossing plate?
Jenny x

Aileen said...

love the colour and the embossing. Think I'll have to try this style at some point in the future. x

Carol said...

Oh way cool! Must try that embossing...it truly makes the card all that AND a bag of chips! Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan said...

Michelle, I love the color you chose and the embossing on the acetate looks awesome!

jen said...

ack! I don't know that I'd even think of embossing it- but it's AMAZING!!!! and love these colors too! beautiful!

sasa said...

wonderful colours and design - just all great together!
Thanks for sharing! Sarah at 164