I haven't worked with acetate a whole lot, but I picked up a pack of it on sale a while ago. I decided I wanted to try to run it through my Cricut with a beautiful floral design and see if I could create my own stencil.
It would have worked, but I didn't know until later after I researched it a little that I need a deep cut blade to cut all the way through my acetate. So I was left with a sheet of acetate that was partially cut. The design on it was beautiful, but it definitely would not work for a stencil.
I decided instead to try to make a set of cards out of it. The etched effect that the acetate had looked amazing over a Distress Inked background.
For the first card you see above, I used a combination of Story Sky, Tumbled Glass, and Milled Lavender. For the second, I used Cracked Pistachio (a new favorite, this color is GORGEOUS!) and Spun Sugar. After I had the background colors applied, I took some Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist in Pearl and just spritzed on some shimmer.
To attach the acetate, I ran it through my sewing machine. I didn't want any adhesive showing through, and I love the look of stitching on cards.
For the sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp's "Prayers" stamp set and die cut the word prayers. I also die cut a few tiny hearts as well.
I usually leave the inside of my cards blank, but I wanted to add a special something to these cards. I used some of the mix and match sentiments from the Prayers stamp set to create the inside message.
These cards I will be sending out to theLasting Hearts Card Drive. It's an amazingly sweet organization that is seeking to offer healing support to families that have suffered miscarriage and infant loss. I encourage you to follow the link and learn more about it!
Check out some fun products I used!
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