Friday, 4 June 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 21 - Acetate

Not sure what happened to my scheduled post ... it's disappeared! ... completely gone! ... 'vamoosh vanished!  It was there yesterday but  ... now ... it's not.  Very strange.   However ... here's another version of what I wrote ... the bits I can remember anyway.

The 1st challenge of the month is always exciting over at Bah! Humbug! because we have a wee Prize Draw for you and have recently started featuring a Monthly Special Guest Designer.  Our lady for June is ready to wow you with her creative wonderfulness  - and you'd better prepare to be 'wowed' this week let me tell you!   
Welcome to the team
Claire : Claire's Crafty Creations
This week's challenge to use acetate had me slightly concerned as it's not something I use very often.  I love to see what others do with it and promise myself to try some of the fabulous techniques I've seen, but somehow my efforts never quite make the grade.   So in light of that I decided not to get above myself and stick to basics.
I took a sheet of the gorgeous foiled acetate, which was included in the birthday box of goodies I received from Ann when we were in York - thanks big muchness Ann xxx  I trimmed and folded it to a DL size card and added panels of black card inside and outside, placing them so that the stamped image on the front hides the message panel inside when it is closed.  Are you with me?
Tied a narrow gold ribbon down the fold for decoration and black adhesive gems in the corners ... voila!  DONE!
The stamp is one of the Secret Christmas Set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps which was available for a limited time last year ... I have e-mailed Claire to ask if it is still available and will let you know if she gets back to me.
**The answer is YES!** 
Thanks for the quick response Claire.
It was simply stamped onto black card, embossed with gold embossing powder, matted to a slightly larger piece of gold mirri and then adhered to the front with double-sided tape.  
A slightly larger panel of black card was stuck directly behind this on the inside, which cleverly hides all the sticky stuff.  The same thing was done with the message panel inside.   Not very adventurous I know but quite a nice card all the same.  
If you'd prefer to see something MUCH more adventurous, then you need go no further than check out what the other Bah! Humbuggers! have been doing with their acetate - you will not be disappointed!

Think I may go and enjoy the sun for a while now that the washing is out on the line - might take the Promarkers with me.


Irene said...

Hello Max

Gorgeous, Love the acetate and stamp.


Claire Brennan said...

A stunner Max! Gorgeous!

Ann said...

more adventurous indeed - how crazy are you. Your cards are always inspirational and I think I'm gonna have to get that stamp set from Claire - it's just fabulous. Oh my wish list is soooooooooooo big!
Ann xxx

Aquarius said...

Like you I don;t use acetate an awful lot either so have had to have a think about this weeks challenge. Of course I first have to find my acetate!!
I like what you have done with this lucky birthday present.

the crafty duck said...

Hi Max this is gorgeous - lovethe acetate card!! Very inspired as always and I love the stamp! Lots of love Steph

Ziggyeor said...

Love the card! I have one sheet of acetate so I'm going to have to be adventureous!

Claire said...

Wow Max, love this card its just gorgeous. I think I NEED that stamp lol
Claire xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Max this is super and well done in photographing it it must have been hard. Cathy xxxx