Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Stamped Acetate

One of the girls in my stamp group asked if anyone wanted to make some Happy Mail, using embellishments we make with stamped Acetate and then mail it to one of the other participants, you know I had to give it a try, I had bought some acetate that could be embossed a little while back and hadn't tried it out yet.


I embossed the flower using gold embossing powder and the butterfly using silver embossing powder, we were to shape our embellishments and when I did so on the butterfly I did have some of it come off a little bit since I was pressing using my stylus and foam mat, but the flower did fine. I used alcohol markers to color the backside of both. Used a gold pen to draw the stem and gold paper to cut a leaf which I also added some veins using my stylus. Thought the flower center needed a little something so I added a gem to the center.

Here are all the other ones I made at the same time, still haven't used the others in a card yet, but will do that soon :) I took this with my phone so it didn't turn out all that nice but you get an idea. I was able to cut out the flowers, leaves and butterfly using my dies and the metal adapter plate in my gemini, the very inner parts of the flowers in a couple spots didn't cut all the way through and I had to snip a couple little spots so that isn't too bad.  The dragonfly was a punch and I did have to punch a couple times but that too finally worked.




side view to show some of the dimension

Heartfelt creations - Open Floral Vintage Floret stamp and die,  embossed in gold powder, colored with markers
Verve stamps - Butterfly grace stamp and die, embossed in silver powder, colored w/markers
BasicGrey - Periphery paper
Queen & co. - pave stones (flower center)
Martha Stewart - leaf punch
My favorite things - More Essential sentiments stamp

Thought I would share a couple more pictures from the Gardens we went to.




I didn't have to walk down this path but this was more options they had for those that wanted to wander off the nice path.





Hope your week is going well so far and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a pretty little card, my friend. And oh, what sweet Spring pictures! It's supposed to get up into the 60's here today...I am definitely getting spring fever {{smiles}}

Hugs to you, dear Connie!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

You must be so happy with your beautiful card--its gorgeous. Love your garden photos too

Esther Asbury said...

Gorgeous flowers - both on your card and in real life! I always enjoy seeing the photos you take - it's like visiting places without leaving my house!

Donna Ellis said...

Such magnificent photos of Nature's awakening, Connie! And that pathway, with the sun shining onto it, is so inviting! Thanks for sharing the photos from the garden... AND... your delightful use of acetate and embossing powder! The close-ups definitely show the details. I imagine the real life view is alive with texture and shine! Beautifully done! hugs, de

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

It is a beautiful card and I am so happy to be the owner of it. That side view really shows how pretty the embellishments are.

More great photos of your park visit!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and glorious garden and equally beautiful card.x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow, your acetate flower is so pretty! The gold embossing really shows up beautifully in the last photo. Love seeing more of your garden visit photos! I would totally go down that path. I cannot resist. I can't wait to start our fair weather travels!

Linda Walker said...

Connie,
Another beauty! Not only is it pretty, but it is very unique. You always do such nice work! Lovely spring photos too...I think it was a bit warmer this afternoon but I am always cold. Has to be over 70 for me to be warm, lol! Have a nice weekend Connie!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card, Connie! And your garden photos are sublime!

aussie aNNie said...

Re the foamiran flowers, Connie, they are so easy to make but you do need a stylus, iron, and dies to cut the shapes, but overall they are easy. Like really thin foam, not papers.x

Tanza Erlambang said...

beautiful cards....
Walking between flowers and nature so exciting.
have a great day

Roosterhead Designs said...

Such lovely garden pics Connie! Glad you had that visit/experience~
Your card is gorgeous! and amazing. The flower truly looks like a metal embellishment to me! Beautifully done~ Have a nice week-end friend. Hugs, karen o

Gra├ža Gamito said...

I really enjoyed these new cards. Connie has a great imagination and a way to make her cards. The final photos of beautiful flowers complete are spring blog! Congratulations!

Kim said...

Aah...the Daffodils....a sure sign that Spring is on it's way. This card is beautiful, Connie. The sweet little butterfly flying near that amazing flower...so lovely. Love the cardstock too. I love all the dimension to this card.

Debbie said...

awww, snail mail = happy mail!!! that card is especially beautiful!!!

all are your flower images are so beautiful!!!

Donna Phelan said...

First off, today finally feeeeels like a lovely Spring day, I pray it continues so I get out and play in the dirt! The flower photos are fabulous! The acetate stamping looks fantastic! What pretty embellishments they make! I'll try to remember to do this lol So pretty!

Janice said...

Love your stamping on acetate, such a beautiful effect. Fab floral photos too.