Mercury Glass Acetate Valentine
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was totally uneventful, which is a good thing these days. I had a fun class Saturday morning, and Mike and I did some shopping on Sunday, but that was the extent of my exertions.
While I was prepping for January classes, I made a fun Valentine using the Rainbow Glimmer Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. (You can see it here.) But when I started cutting for the online class, I realized I was out of the glimmer paper. Oops! I had forgotten that I had given Amelia some of it. Since she has lots of other things to occupy her thoughts and time, I thought I’d just borrow it back and order more to give to her. Sadly, I had also forgotten that she wanted me to cut it into color strips, so I couldn’t use it. (Was that her plan all along? I would hate to think she has such a devious – or suspicious – mind!) I decided to use the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate since my rainbow stash was depleted.
Here’s the same card that I posted Friday, but it uses the acetate instead of the glimmer paper.
This is so gorgeous in person. The acetate is so beautiful. There are four sheets of 12″ x 12″ acetate – two Rococo Rose and two Highland Heather. The back of each is silver. I used the Highland Heather for the front layer. The die-cut heart is the silver side.
I have to say, I like this one better than the glimmer paper one. To make it, I used the Stitched Be Mine dies to die-cut the heart from the acetate and the front of the Purple Posy card base. Then I simply used the reverse side of the acetate heart diecut inside the card. I added the Word Wishes Dies to cut Happy Valentine’s Day from Basic White Cardstock. Can a gorgeous Valentine be any easier?
I had two die-cut pieces left over. I wanted to use the acetate scallop border around the heart as well as the heart that was die-cut from the card front. So I made this card as well.
Again, this was super simple. I adhered the acetate border around the Purple Posy die-cut heart, then stamped a sentiment from the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set on the die-cut heart using Highland Heather Classic ink.
The card base is Purple Posy, but I wanted a coordinating layer between the Purple Posy heart and the Purple Posy layer, so I added some Rich Razzleberry to set it off. Before I adhered it to the card, I embossed it with the lovely Painted Texture 3-D Embossing Folder.
I love how both cards use basically the same colors and products, but they look totally different. And they are both so simple there’s no excuse not to send a handmade card to someone you care about.
Except for the dies, ink, and Purple Posy, Rich Razzleberry, and Basic White Cardstock, all products are from the January-June Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!. You’re going to love it! And remember – for every $50 or $100 order, you can select a free Sale-a-bration product!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!