Friday, October 8, 2010

Acetate Birthday Card




It's time for another JUGS Saturday Challenge.  The technique  chosen is to use acetate on your card. This means making a clear card or using it as an accent. 

Alicia Weiman's birthday was last Wednesday so I want to wish her a  HAPPY BELATED BIRTDAY.  I created a card in honor of her birthday.   It is entirely created on the front of the acetate card.  The first picture above shows it with a liner so you can see the design better, and the second picture shows it without the liner.

I used rub-ons for the flourish, small butterflies and flowers.  The large butterfly (Gina K Designs) was white embossed on vellum and colored on the back with a marker.  It was attached to the acetate, just on the body, so the wings are dimensional.  I created a small envelope out of vellum.  Additional rub-ons were added on it.  The Happy Birthday greeting (GKD) was stamped in black and cut out with a small square Nestability then inserted in the envelope. A few pearls and a bow were added to complete the top of the card.  I created an "inside" insert using white card stock.  Attached to the front is a piece of pink Basic Grey design paper.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to create a border along the bottom.  

I posted another project using a clear acetate pillow box three posts down called "Snowmen Melt Your Heart". 

I am enjoying being a Guest Designer for JUGS this month.  Hope you will check back next Saturday for another great Challenge.

13 comments:

velta said...

Simply said...This is Beautiful :)

Olga said...

both are gorgeous!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Selma. I love the little envelope! Great colors too!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful birthday card! And it just so happens that October 8th is my birthday, so I think you made that just for me! Made me feel really special. Thanks so much.
Carol

Lisa Kind said...

Oh my word, this is gorgeous! I love all the accents you put into this clear card! That envelope with the sentiment inside is very clever and I love the butterfly! So, so pretty! Glad you are having fun being a JUGs girl...we love having you!

Anonymous said...

Simply GORGEOUS!

Jackie

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That is so pretty! Love the soft color and butterflies always are a favorite of mine.

Betty Benton said...

Stunning, Selma! Your acetate cards with the butterflies will certainly be cherished by their recipients!!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Your creations are beautiful. Gorgeous designing.

tfs
bobbi

Kristie said...

This is beautiful, Selma!! I love butterflies and pink!

Kristin Bueter said...

Selma! This is beautiful!! I have to say my favorite element that made me raise an eyebrow and grin at the idea, is your white embossed butterfly on vellum that you colored from behind! SOOO clever! I'm totally going to use that technique on something SOON! Love your rub ons and all the pretty little embellishments you added ;]

Thanks for the inspiration and also for being our fabulous guest designer this month!!

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous card Selma! "Hugs" Carol

Stampin' Pam said...

Flippin Fabulous! Oh my gosh - it's great - I'm glad you showed it without the liner so gals could really see that it's a clear card. Just wonderful!

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