Craft with acetate

Posted by Magsw, 09 Aug, 2017

Make a wedding card with a difference with a simple shiny sheet. Acetate is one of those simple stash essentials that always comes in handy. Make it one of the key players of this card creation, designed to make a lovely greeting for a happy couple.

1. Cover the front of a white A5 card blank with plain turquoise cardstock, leaving a small border around the edge. Die cut the hilltop church design from the middle of an A5 panel of white cardstock, making sure the die is positioned completely central. Hold it in place with craft tape before running through the Xcut Xpress machine for accurate results. Attach to the card blank with 3D foam dots. Palm punch three turquoise hearts and stick above the die-cut design with a Sailor 2 In 1 Glue Pen. Die cut ‘Happy days’ from the same colour, using the mini sentiment die, and adhere.

2. Cut a piece of acetate to measure 17.5 x 20.75cm. Score 2cm in from the left-hand edge and fold sharply. Attach the acetate panel to the inside of the card blank, using double-sided tape along the 2cm tab to fix it in place. Trim a panel of white cardstock to fit inside the card blank; this will cover the acetate and double-sided tape once the card is assembled.

3. Trim the top edge of a scrap of cardstock to resemble the fluffy tops of clouds; this will be your inking template. Use a cotton wool ball to apply pale blue dye ink across the top of the white panel, masking off areas with your cloud template. Position the template down a little and ink just above the template edge. Repeat, working your way down the panel and changing the position of the template each time.

4. Die cut the tree from brown cardstock, using the Xcut Family Tree Die. Cut around 100 leaves and eight grass sections from assorted shades of green cardstock. Stick the tree to the cloud panel and attach the leaves and grass in place. If you want to, like we have, decorate the left hand inside with more shading and die-cuts.

5. Die cut two cut birds using the Xcut Folk Bird Mini Die, flipping the cardstock so that they’re facing each other. Stamp the recipients’ initials onto a pink die-cut heart from the family tree set, and glue all three die-cuts to the acetate panel with 3D foam pads.

6. Cut three bunting flags from aqua cardstock and stamp ‘Mr & Mrs’ in black pigment ink, using the Papermania Wedding Ever After topper sentiment stamps. Fix the thinnest twine in the Bare Basics natural jute set to each top corner of the acetate, using Anita's tacky glue. Adhere the bunting on top with 3D foam pads.

Project and how to instructions by Mags Woodcock. Project originally published in issue (82) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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