Friday, July 22, 2016

Fishing in an Acetate Pond

Julie Ebersole is one of the people who always seem to inspire me, and she did that just recently when she used acetate in  different way!  She did a video for Ellen Hutson in which she used acetate, an embossing folder and Copic markers!  You can see the!  She did a rainbow background, so pretty and unusual with the clearness of the acetate.  Looking at it made me think of water and of my Pure Innocence little fishing girl! I'm sorry to tell you that I just looked on the MFT website to get a link and found out that she's been retired :(  

I stamped and colored the little girl and the dock and cut them out then I stamped her shirt and pants on patterned paper, cut them out and paper pieced them on so she could wear a cute little outfit!  I cut a hole in the front of the card and cut a piece of acetate to fit into the hole and then embossed the acetate with a swirly watery looking embossing folder.  Next I added stripes on the back of the acetate with watery colored Copics!  Here is my card so you can get an idea what I'm talking about...

I glued the girl onto the front of the card and added a heart to the end of her fishing line.  A Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame from MFT finished off my little scene!  I attached the acetate with Score Tape onto the inside of the card and die cut a little frame to hide the edges of the acetate.  I did run into one little problem,  I couldn't put the sentiment where I normally do because it would show in the "water" so I cut another MFT Scalloped Frame to coordinate with the front added it to my sentiment and put it just above the water line!  I punched another heart to cover the back of the one on the front of the card.

I really like the transparency and color...when you open the card, you see a splash of watery color from the light shining through the card!  I just love that!

This was a fun card to make...quick and easy! Thanks so much for stopping by!  Keep stamping!!