This card is for both the 102th Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and CAS-ual Fridays 57 Challenge . The CAS-ual Friday Challenge is to use vellum or acetate. The Waltzingmouse sketch challenge is based on the sketch below.
This card was tough because the sketch had me stumped and then after I figured how I was going to layout the card I had a heck of a time with the acetate sentiment frame. I think I hate acetate after the experience. I much prefer vellum. But there are some instances when only acetate will do, this card for example. So I can say my skills using acetate (especially using it for a sentiment) have greatly improved. I have a trash bin full of discarded acetate banners as I was developing my new skills.
This was the first time using this die and I really like the different things you can do with it. Last thing before I will say before I finish this post is that it’s rare that I have a card all laid out when I start. Even when I have a sketch it seems like I spend lots of time trying this paper or that, this image or that, and this embellishment or that. This is one of those cards that I had no idea where I would end up when I started other than a sketch. I wasn’t even planning on the acetate until I figured out that any other type of background for the sentiment really blocked the focal image….so I ended up using acetate and was able to submit this for another challenge. It all worked out well in the end even if I couldn’t tell that at the start or 3/4’s of way through. Card details are at the bottom of the post.
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- Cardstock: Enchanted Evening (Papertrey)
- Patterned Paper: Blue sheet, Brights Glitzy Glitter Stack (Die Cuts With A View)
- Ink: Versamark
- Stamps: Say It Loud Winter Holiday (Waltzingmouse)
- Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Superior) ; LR0185 die (Marianne Designs)