Thursday, November 19, 2009

12 Cards of Christmas - Card 2

This card is part of this month's Technique Class on Acetate. Cards made with acetate are always a real wow. I just love this stamp set "Snow Swirled" and I think I'll be using it to make my own Christmas cards. I embossed the tree on this one with silver embossing powder...I don't think I'll be doing that on my 200 cards!

You can use Overhead Transparency sheets for Acetate cards, but I have recently started using Book Binding Sheets after reading Teneale's blog. They are a bit sturdier than the transparencies.
Acetate cards are really easy to put together once you get the knack of hiding any adhesive. I used mini glue dots to attach my layers. I tied some White Taffeta Ribbon around the spine of the card and wrapped a Rhinestone brad around the knot.

TIP: I like to open the prongs of the brad up, and use then to wrap around the ribbon, rather than trying to poke the bard through the knot. Craft and Rubber scissors are great to trim the prongs!

I'm loving my White Stazon inkpad at the moment. I've been stamping cello bags, glass jars...I'm even tempted to give it a go on some windows!

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Snow Swirled, Short and Sweet
ink: Baja Breeze, White Stazon, Versamark
card: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
other: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone brad, sponge daubers, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch


  1. This is beautiful Marelle! Another stunner from ya!


  2. That is just so beautiful!

  3. Marelle, I just love this card. So elegant. I too have fallen in love with Snow Swirled and have a funny feeling I too will use it on my Christmas cards (probably not the acetate though). As usual just stunning

  4. Just beautiful. Don't know how you do it, esp with all that's going on at the moment! hang in there,

  5. hi Marelle! great card! wonderful inspiration!

    i was wondering where to buy the book binding sheets? are they in a pack? what do they look like in a pack?

    thanks so much!

  6. Hi June
    You can buy the Book Binding Covers from Office Supply stores. I find 200 micron is a good weight. They are covers used for binding Presentations
    Email me if you have any trouble finding them!



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