Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Working With Acrylic Cards and 365 Cards Day 13 Challenge

A fun new trend is working with acrylics. There are acrylic albums (I did a bell pull and highlighted here), acrylic frames and acrylic cards. What ever you do on a paper card, you can do on an acrylic card.

If you look closely, you will see that the scallop image on the bottom left is on the outside of the card along with the paper flowers. The scallop sentiment is on the inside and meant to show through to the outside. The trick is to remember that when you attach an image to the inside, you need to cover your adhesive marks on the inside.
I put a dollop of clear gel glue on the Juniper Scallop on the outside and made sure that it didn't show on the inside by attaching the Easter Egg image on the inside covering the spot. CTMH Liquid Glass also works very well for attaching images to acrylics. The edge of the acrylic card shows and you can look straight through the front of the card to the plastic eggs in the background.

For the back of the card, and to provide a spot to personalize, I made a duplicate of the mat that shows through the front and attached it to the back. The adhesive marks are covered on both sides. And, here is the whole card again...
A few more details about the card...the cute little bunny and eggs are from CTMH's Bunny Love (B1324). The bunny was colored and shaded using the inks from stamp pads and a blending pen. "Happy Easter" is a combination of a retired CTMH stamp set and "Tag the Occasion." The acrylic card item number is Z1323.

BTW - this card is done for 365 Cards Challenge Day 13. I love their daily challenges. This challenge was to complete a card using this sketch.

Acrylic is easy and fun to work with as long as you remember to cover your adhesive marks! For Now, Happy Crafting!

5 comments:

Rose said...

awe this is so sweet! :)

wendipooh13 said...

this is sooo cute!!!! way to go.

Manoli Navarro said...

QUe gran idea!
Es tan dulce como has usado el Sketch!!

~ Sophia ~ said...

Wow!! HAVE to try this...looks really fun to do! Can´t wait to have a go...
Your card is wonderful and I love it!

Thanks for playing along with us on 365 Cards.

Shirley said...

How really sweet and pretty too! What a really clever card.