Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Glitterbees Challenge You Bless Me

Hello Friends!

Today's post is the challenge for the Glitterbees Blog Group! We were to use green, pink and blue in our project. I went a step further and challenged myself to make my first acrylic card! Whew! Definitely a learning experience! Still another challenge was trying to photograph it! I have so much to learn! I have to say, however, that I am glad I tried it. I will try it again someday, too, but not this week!!

I started with a transparency sheet and cut it to a standard card base. I then scored it and folded it in half. Now's when the fun started! I used a 1 1/2 " and a 2" scallop punch to cut circles from embossed card stock. I had the layout in my mind but covering the adhesive was going to be tricky. I went back to my old friends, glue dots, and managed to get the circles where I wanted them. I used a white brad for the center of the flower and adhered it the same way. The white scallop you see in the background is an oval punched piece which I adhered to the back side of the card. This gave me a place to add a greeting and signature. I used my stampamajig to line up the sentiment which is stamped with black StazOn ink. The ribbon is from Basic Grey and I used my glue dots once again. The layout is not my favorite but it let me learn about working with the acrylic without too much stress!
Since I know enough about photography to fill a thimble with your thumb in it, I guess my hardest challenge was the picture. I tried several backgrounds and angles but I just couldn't get the outline of the card to be seen. I comforted myself with the fact that it is supposed to be CLEAR and to go with my best shot! You photographers out there can feel free to leave your pity remarks in the comments! I'm a big girl...I can take it!!

Thanks so much for coming to visit today and sharing my learning experience! Each of you is special to me and YOU BLESS ME! Please come back by when you can. Next time, I may even try an acrylic album!! .........Nah!

Blessings to you,
Vicki

32 comments:

  1. "Since I know enough about photography to fill a thimble with your thumb in it"---Oh that cracked me up, love it! Clear cards are harder to create because you have to be aware of what you're doing to the inside too, since it'll show up on the front as well. But good for you to try something new :) Great job with the challenge Vicki!

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  2. Vicki you did a great job with the challenge. I've never tried a clear card yet but yours is wonderful. Can't offer any photog tips I just wing it lol :)

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  3. very nice, acrylic is definately a challenge to work with..Gonna have to pop on over to the challenge blog...Great job, Glitter Bee hugs...Ronnie

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  4. Vicki..I think you're photography knowledge just grew....You tried different angles and backgrounds which is exactly what I would have done in the studio.... The picture you chose is very very good...I can see the whole outline of the card. An added extra bonus is your reflection in the card!! Love Love Love it. One of the most aggravating things to photograph is shine objects...like this... You can take your thumb out of the thimble now...you've learned a lot with this shoot. Oh....Colors go really well on the acrylic.

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  5. WOW! This is fabulous! You did a beautiful job on the card and your photography skills were perfect for photographing this card!! Great job on the challenge!!!

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  6. This is really beautiful. I think you did a great job with the photo, too. I can clearly see all the details. Great job, I love acrylic cards and can't wait to see the albun if you try it, that sounds really cool.

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  7. You did a great job with this. Love the clear look!

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  8. This is beautiful, so creative.

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  9. Wow, YGG! You can add this to your list of successes - it's darling!!! Such vivid, bright colors and the acetate card is just wonderful - have yet to try this! :)

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  10. Very cute, Vicki! The colors are wonderful on the acetate. I think you did a great job of getting us a picture!

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  11. gorgeous! That is really lovely. I have never made a clear card...

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  12. Vicki,

    I am so glad I subscribed to you that way I just get your great posts right in my email! That is such a wonderful card, you did a fabulous job!

    Monica

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  13. Vicki;

    This is just beautiful! I love acetate cards and this one is very well done.

    Glad to have you part of our glitterbee group.

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  14. oh my, this is totally awesome!!!! Loving it!

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  15. Love the colors, awesome card!

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  16. Great job creating a clear card! There is always so much to think of when making these.

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  17. You're a better woman than I am. . .I've yet to try an acrylic card. . .;) Good for you!

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  18. Great job with your first acetate card! And I love how combined those challenge colors! It looks great!

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  19. vicki..this is a wonderful acetate card! I love that you used such vibrant colors on the clear card...they really stand out beautifully!
    its GREAT to be back visiting your blog again..Ive missed seeing your creativity
    TFS!
    michelle

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  20. I have never tried one of these cards- love this one! Great challenge card.

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  21. In the end you did get a great picture of your clear card! :) I have yet to try making one of these myself. Love your bow and bright textured papers. :)

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  22. Great job on this card! I've never been happy with any clear card I've ever made...may have to try again! TFS

    Glitterbee Love!

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  23. This is adorable.. I have not made a clear card in so long..Perfectly done.. These are the hardest cards to photo. Yours is great.

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  24. Oh boy, I've never tried acrylic, this is just awesome, you've made such a pretty card

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  25. So pretty! I've never tried to make an acetate card before...Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. wow..so impressed..I had a difficult time working with that clear cardstock! but you nailed it!!! how on earth did you keep your sentiment from smearing!!!

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  27. This is awesome, I just love the colors and design of this.

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