Well here I am with my cards for this week Less is More challenge - acetate! After my initial reaction of - Nooooo, I'm running as fast as I can for the hills! I made my way slowly past the acetate sitting in the corner of the dining room, where it is languished for more than a few years, took a deep breath and had a go.
I had totally forgotten just what terrible stuff it is! I stamped, smudged, swore and stamped again! I tried colouring in and, just to prove what a dizzy gal I really am, tried to colour the image but on the side of the acetate I had stamped and the image smudged again! I decided that I had nothing that could colour acetate so glittered it instead. It was only after I thought about it that I realised that I should probably colour from the back and that way I wouldn't make the ink run.
So I have ended up with two cards and am not completely happy with them, but then I don't entirely dislike them either. I will not be using the acetate again for awhile, that's for sure! I also had terrible trouble photographing it - so apologies in advance for the dodgy pics (again!).
First card is my normal square card minus the front which I replaced with the acetate. I stamped one of the flowers from the new Additions range from Lili of the Valley onto the acetate then glittered the blooms. The greeting is stamped on the inside of the card and is a combination of Elzybells words. I punched a strip of card, stuck it to the back of the card to hide the acetate join and folded it around the front. Not sure if the card needs more, it looks very plain to me.
Edited to add - I didn't realise just how much like Chrissie's it is until I just did the linky thing. It wasn't deliberate, the card style must've stuck in my head - hope you don't mind Chrissie. Sarah
Second card is DL size, I stamped the main image on the front of the card then repeated it on an acetate overlay. I coloured the presents with Promarkers and left the main image without colour. I added another greeting made up from Elzybells greetings stamped onto the front of the card.
Any comments or suggestions for improvements are always welcome and thanks for reading my acetate saga!