Sunday, May 1, 2016

OnlineCardClasses - Clear & Sheer

This past week I have been participating in the Clear & Sheer class at OnlineCardClasses.  This class is all about techniques & creating using vellum & acetate.  The instructors have shown some really great ideas & beautiful cards.  Of course the biggest issue encountered when creating with a clear substrate is how to attach it to your projects with showing the adhesive.  There are some nice vellum adhesives out there but I have never found one that is truly invisible.  The first lesson in the class is all about how to overcome that this issue.

The first card I made was an idea/ semi-case from Jennifer McGuire.  I used a dye ink to color the bottom of the vellum, then used a soft cloth to spread it up the card to give an ombre' effect.  The image is then embossed over it.  This idea is terrific with great versatility.  You can make your vellum any color(s) you want.

White card stock - Stamper's select, Papertreyink
Vellum - unsure
Ink - High Dive Dye & Hybrid, Simon Says Stamp
Stamps - Ombre' Sentiments Birthday, Papertreyink
                Corner Garden, Stampin Up
Embossing Powder - White/ Clear, Hero Arts
Droplets - Clear 4mm & 6mm, Pretty Pink Posh

My next card was created using acetate.  I used acetate for the balloons and inlayed them in the cardstock so the inside sentiment shows though.  I love the way this turned out although it did take me quite a while of fussing with acetate to get it to do what I wanted it to.  But well worth it.

Here is a closeup of the balloons so you can see the inside sentiment.

White card stock - Stamper's select, Papertreyink
Acetate - Clearly Bold 6x6 pad, We R Memory Keepers
Ink - High Dive, Hollyhock, Duckling, Simon Says Stamp
         Versafine Oxyx Black
Dies - Party Balloons, Lawn Fawn
Stamps - Big Birthday Wishes / Birthday Bits, Simon Says Stamp

I recommend this class.  It was alot of fun and I certainly learned a few new things.  Hope you enjoy the cards.  Thanks for stopping by.  Would love to hear from you.

Hugs & Happy Crafting, Jacqueline

1 comment:

  1. Both cards are terrific, but the balloon card is very clever! I love the see-through effect with the stamping! Thanks for the ideas!