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Clear Cards Are Fun!

Hey Everybody! I'm back to share a few more clear cards I created. I have to be honest that when I first started working with the clear and frosted sheets it was a little challenging. But after my first card (the cupcake one shown previously) it got easy and I really started having fun.

I die cut these butterflies with my CB and the SU butterfly die cuts. Not all die cuts work with the acetate material but you just have to try it out. It worked great for me! So after cutting out the butterflies I stamped 'em up with some of my favorite Hero Arts background stamps using StazOn ink. I bent the wings so they'd be dimensional and then tied them on to the matching red butterflies with some string. The string is tied a the top which create antennas for the little guys. Cute huh?

For this little mini card I stamped the Hero Arts Japanese Doll with black StazOn. Then I turned it over and painted with acrylics. I love this look! You could get fancy with all sorts of colors but I just used the ones I had on hand. Then I framed her out in pink, added the grass hill and then put mounting tape behind the framed edges. This allowed me to tape on the blue clouds a little ways back. This card reminded me of a project I made in junior high. Some cat I drew on glass and then painted the back. Hmm. Funny how things come back to you.

Thanks for checking in today. I'll be back to share the final two cards tomorrow.


[Two Butterflies Thank You Card]
Stamps: Hero Arts
Houndstooth Background, Raindrop Background; PTI Cupcake Collection (for sentiment)
Paper: PTI, BoBunny, ShortCuts Acetate
Ink: Memory Box Black, White StazOn
Other: String, Corner Rounder, SU Butterfly Die Cuts, Machine Stitching

[Japanese Doll Mini Window Card]
Stamps: Hero Arts Three Japanese Dolls, Scattered Flowers, Clouds
Paper: PTI, ShortCuts Acetate
Ink: Memory Box Black, ColorBox Chalk Ink
Other: Scallop Rectangle Nesstabilites, Flower Die Cut, Acrylic Paints, Hero Arts pearl


Lisa Carroll said…
these are so wonderful, ashley! that butterfly card - WOW! the orange against the aqua is stunning! and i love your little asian doll, too. painting acetate is probably my favorite technique. :) fabulous cards!
~amy~ said…
adorable...I'm a huge fan of butterflies and I adore those hero arts Japanese dolls!!
very cute! love your cards!
Lucy Abrams said…
Just gorgeous Ashley - love them both.
Stamping Cafe said…
Gorgeous cards, Ashley!! Love the colors and design!!
Diana said…
Great colors and designs! Love all the cards Ashley!
Kristina said…
love the japanese girl card so much I tried one myself. It was my first time to stamp on acetate and paint and it was so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.
Unknown said…
captivating..... clear cards is main reason behind the day by day increasing demand of plastic cards.....
Unknown said…
Good designs I will definitely want to try them on Scratch Cards. i think they will look attractive.
Unknown said…
Plastic business cards is the way to promote/brand your organization.

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