Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Punched Acetate Sentiments



I never pay enough attention to sentiments on cards, so I thought I'd try and do something playful to go with this Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper. It's matched perfectly by my lovely shiny paints from my sweet friend Anna Da Generous.

And Paper Garden Projects carries them now (Pearlescent palette paints by Yasutomo.) If you're looking for some, you'll lurve the price. The colours in the Putting on the Glitz paper kit match like they were made to go with the Urban Prairie paper too. It was fun to do something bright for a change.

These wee words are stamped on the Urban Prairie paper so there will be a neat pattern on the back that you can see through the acetate if they flip over...



Step 1) Stamp (or write or print out) the words & use a punch (or good ol' scissors) to cut them out. I like the Stampin' Up! Word Window punch because it makes them all even and you can just snip off the round ends. (Words are from the SU set Amazing to Zany.)



Step 2) Punch out acetate to glue the words to (Not for the faint of heart: depending on your acetate these can be hard to do. I wouldn't use Martha Stewart punches or weaker punches since I mutilated a Martha one once, lol)



Step 3) Glue the words to the acetate (I like Tombow Monomulti for that, in a thin even coat) Punch a small hole in the end (This is a 1/8 inch SU punch)



Step 4) Distress around the edges of the words with Pearlescent paint (it shimmers nicely) :O)
Step 5) Thread embroidery thread on a needle, stack the words on & thread through them.
Step 6) Tie a knot & then thread the needle on again. Add a bead & tie another knot.
Step 7) Tie onto your project, or create a loop and attach to your project with a brad.

This uses a Filigree embellishment on a gem brad from Stampin' Up!...



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May your day be Craftiliscious!


18 comments:

Elena said...

Mel! What a great idea with the acetate tags! Love the distressing with the Pearlescent paint!
Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

kathj said...

beautiful work!

runningonink said...

This is just gorgeous! Why oh why do I never think of anything cool like this! Your the best!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow Mel this is so coool, you rock.

Joani said...

How cool is that? I've been wanting to pull out the paints. Thanks for the awesome idea.
Hugs,
Joani

rubber stamper said...

Mel, I accidently messed up my other message. Love your card and technique. Went to Paper Garden and bought the paints plus a couple of other goodies. Nice site. Love your blog and your sense of humor.
Shirley Lee
Roseville, Ca

Lablady2007 said...

Another clever idea for that must do book..Ty for sharing
lablady2007@juno.com

Kim Etherington said...

Cool look! I'll have to give it a try! I've stayed off here for the last while... so hopefully I'm safe now not to see what you had made me. :o) I can't wait to see!

Catherine said...

This card is too awesome for words! Love it all and thanks for the "how-to" on the clear tags!

Maria said...

Love the acetate tags, Mel! I have that sentiment set and I rarely use them. Such a great idea to use a whole bunch of them on one card!!! Love the dp too! Wow, such pretty colors!!!

Maria

Etha said...

what a neat idea with the tags! one could make one card with lots of different sentiments on tags (birthday, anniversary, happy something) and let the recipient choose LOL...
love your html_course ;)

Agustina said...

OMG!!!!! I just stumbled onto your blog and I LOVE, LOVE IT!!! You are already one of my favoties I just can already tell! TFS all your templates and your wonderful creativity. Looking forward all you do.
P.S. I am brand new to blog surfing (is that how you say it?) I am totaly impress!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Great idea! I love the sentiment placement

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Fantastic idea!!! I love how you tied them all on the card!!!
hugs, Jami

Donna said...

GET OUT! this is the bomb! I love amazing to zany (sounds like I'm describing YOU!) HA!

Annapurna said...

I have that punch but no sentiment that fits into that window:-(

This is like a key chain of sentiments. Love the colors on the paper and the black board card is awesome. Can't wait to see all of it.

Pretty soon google is going to be hiring you for their blog technique tutorials.

And that newspaper bag is awesome. I bow to you oh patient one.

You like my all in one comment? :-))

debinicol said...

Mel-wonder if you would use shrinky dink on these tags as they will punch great! And you can stamp directly on it. hmmmm

Shirley said...

Great idea when you aren't sure what you want where. This can go anywhere!