Mercury Glass Acetate Valentine

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.

Word Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

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.

Mercury Glass Acetate, Stampin' Up!, Happy Thoughts

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!

Product List

Stampin' Up!, Happy Thoughts, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Mercury Glass Acetate Valentine

  1. jackie says:

    Boy oh boy these are just STUNNING cards! so much sparkle. Lovely in their simplicity. Apparently Amelia was plotting to make you change your plans!

    Liked by 1 person

    • buffycooper says:

      Thank you, Jackie! Yes, they are so simple, but the acetate packs a huge wow. I love it! Amelia is plotting a takeover, I think. At least I convinced her that she only needed part of the paper, not the whole pack. When anything pink or purple or glittery comes in the house, she asks, “Can this be mine?” One day I will learn not to open Stampin’ Up! boxes in front of her!


  2. Susan Horr says:

    Both cards are beautiful but the acetate one is just gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. debsmart says:

    Wow, that mercury glass acetate sure is pretty!

    Liked by 1 person

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