Saturday, 16 April 2011

Less is More Challenge 11...

Acetate (eek!)

Help, I'm way out of my depth here! This is the very first time I've attempted to use acetate, luckily I had one sheet hidden away in my paper drawer.

I've used some lovely design papers that were a free download, but I can't remember where from (if anyone knows, please tell me). The top of the card was cut at 6cm, then I cut a 4cm strip for the bottom. The acetate sits between the two.

The Butterfly is from my favourite Marianne Creatables Butterfly die using the same background design paper and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out considering my initial hesitation.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Shirley



65 comments:

Caroline Hallett said...

very pretty card - the acetate adds to it beautifully - well done

Chrissie said...

Really beautiful!
You don't appear to be out of your depth at all!
Fabulous card!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, this is totally beautiful, great job:0) xxx

Mandi said...

You don;t need help at all
thanks so much for attempting something that'scared' you lol
Its absolutely fabulous, no one would have noticed your fear!
Thanks you so much
mandi
Less is More

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Fantastic!! Perfect use of acetate making it appear the butterfly is flying.

Jan said...

Stunning card, well done xx Jan

JeNjOy said...

OMG, this is beautiful.
I need to try the idea of splitting the card.
jenjoy x

Craftilicious said...

very effective and beautiful!

Sue W said...

This is beautiful!!!

Susie Sugar said...

So pretty and such inspiration
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Valerie said...

Beautiful, love the split card and the card base is gorgeous!
Val x

Lynne said...

Beautiful. If this is you out of your depth I can`t wait to see you on form.
Lynne xxx

Linby said...

Wow this is stunning and a professional card-looks like an expert made it to me, well done.
Linbyx

TAM said...

Fabulous card

Lynne K said...

Wonderful card! Looking through tthe acetate to the design inside gives it depth, and that butterfly is simply gorgeous!
Lynne x

Kathyk said...

It's lovely, no-one would know you were out of your depth

Kathyk

Bea said...

Lovely card - what a beautiful butterfly

Pooh Bear said...

Simply stunning! Eek is what i said too lol you have made a stunning creation! Love it. I keep forgetting about this style of card and it really is fabulous.

Ali x

Jenny said...

Superb card Shirley, good to get out of your comfort zone and succeed so well.:)
Jenny x

mariaadams said...

Fabulous card - i love it!
Maria

mariaadams said...

Fabulous card - i love it!
Maria

Ohneilly said...

This is a lovely card, I love the clean lines of the acetate.
Claire x

Katina said...

Beautiful card! x

Suzi B said...

Beautiful card I love the backing paper.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Fabulous card. Love the cutaway effect. Love Sheila x

Helene said...

Wow. If that is when you are out of your depth I would like to see a card when you are both on top form.

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is so pretty. Lx

Karen said...

You did a beautiful job with the challenge. TFS!!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbookingdotcom

Craftilicious said...

thanks for your comments on my blog about St Lukes and thanks for offering to donate some cards :-)

Diane said...

Fabulous card! xx

Rosemary said...

oh you most definitely should be pleased with your card! it is absolutely brilliant!!

Susan said...

You should be VERY pleased with your card! It's absolutely gorgeous!!

Aunty Sue said...

This such a pretty card love the butterfly and so simple but effective

Caroljenks said...

Shirley this is just gorgeous! That printed backing paper is stunning - as is your butterfly cut from the same. I love the acetate panel - a very 'crisp' and clean card - LOVE IT!

Thanks for visiting my blog too :)

Carol x

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous card!

Anna-Karin

kelly said...

Your card is beautiful!
Love the way the butterfly looks like the floating away.
Thanks for commenting on my card.
Kelly xx

fatmonica said...

beautiful card!

Ruth M said...

Wow, this is a stunning, gorgeous card - fabulous!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Well obviously there was no need to be scared the result speaks for itself. Beautiful card and the the papers and colours you used. I used half a box of acetate's and it;s not half as good as yours.

Marie

Meggymay said...

Wow, your card is fantastic, the butterfly is beautiful

Hello From Texas said...

Absolutely gorgeous. If this is out of your element is does not show one bit.

Gorgeous, gorgeous card.

TFS
Carole

Viv said...

Fabulous card Shirley and my fav so far too :O) Viv xx

Rita said...

I don't think you are out of your depth at all, your card is simply beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh that's LOVELY. Great acetate card. I really struggled with this challenge.
Hugs, Sandra

Sue said...

A really beautiful card. I love this card splitting idea, very effective. Sue.x

Viv's Visuals said...

Deffo NOT out of your depth here! A stunning card.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card - love the colour. xx

dutchstamptramp said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the idea with the butterflies and the colors are so beautiful

Kathleen said...

No help required here, a stunning card, lovely colours.

Kath x

Lizy said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! I love the colour!
Lizy x

cardz said...

Gorgeous, I love the way you have captured the light airy nature of butterflies with the clear panel of acetate and the lovely images revealed behind.

val090 said...

Beautiful card Shirley

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous card..Chrissieann xx

Victoria said...

Glad you had that piece of acetate waiting to be used Shirley cos you've done a fab job with it - this card is so pretty
Love
Victoria
x

Michelle said...

This card is so beautiful well done. xx

Zoechaos said...

never seen PINK! look so good fabulous card. XOXO Zoe

Gibmiss said...

Hello
love this card .....simple but stunning ...
hugs
sylvie
xxxxxx

Suze Bain said...

Lovely card Shirley, love how you've also decorated the inside. x

Aileen said...

This is very pretty with the butterfly and seeing through to the panel on the inside adds to the overall effect. x

Maureen said...

A really lovely card!!!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card....love everything about it...lovely work!

Take care
San x

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

georgous card shirley..love the butterfly..
michelle x

Sarah said...

Just beautiful, you really wouldn't know that using acetate had worried you! Sarah

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful distressed look! Fabulous amount of comments too!

nicky said...

Very elgant card
Nicky