Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Acetate Card

In honor of Halloween, this week's card tutorial uses the stamp set Haunting Halloween and for a neat effect, I used acetate as the card base.

1. Cut acetate for card base and stamp with permanent ink, such as Stazon. This ink will dry quick and not smudge or run.

2. Cut 2 squares of cardstock for the front, and back of your acetate card. For best results, this cardstock should be colored.

3. Cut 3 smaller squares of neutral cardstock to fit over your colored squares. Stamp images on 1 for the front of your card, then 1 for the inside left and leave the inside right blank for you to write your personal message.

4. Adhere front neutral cardstock to the colored cardstock and adhere to front of card base. Then adhere next neutral cardstock to the inside left of cardstock base over the colored cardstock, this will hide any glue from the other side.

5. Close your card and adhere other colored cardstock square to back of card base, be sure to line it up over the front piece. When you look at the front of your card, you should not be able to see the back piece.

6. Open card again and adhere last neutral square to the inside right over the colored cardstock that you glued to the back. This again will hide the glue from the back piece.

7. As a finishing touch, you can tie on ribbon or add another embellishment to jazz up the front of your card.

Now it's your turn to try an acetate card! Make one for Halloween or another event, just give it a try. Have fun, Happy Halloween!

Supplies used for this card example:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, and acetate (overhead projector transparency)
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: ribbon, tag punch, markers

1 comment:

My Paper World said...

Great card and tutorial! Thanks for sharing!