Saturday, 22 April 2017

Acetate and inlaid die

I love cards with acetate behind but I just don't seem to use it that often.  This months CAS mix up challenge seemed to be the perfect reason.

 I pulled out some leftover plastic packaging and trimmed it down 51/2 X 4 1/4, I die cut the heart out of some card stock from my stash of backgrounds waiting to be used.  This one I made a few weeks ago when my crafting buddies and I were working with acrylic paint.  I took some coated card and smooshed up what was left on the craft mat.  You can get some amazing background with what's sitting on your craft mat, don't waste it 😏.  I then die cut the heart out of my card base and inlaid the die cut inside.  The acetate holds every thing in place  For some interest I had the heart spill off the edge of the card and trimmed the excess.

I'm entering this CAS Mix up April Challenge inlaid die.  My choice is acrylic paints.

I hope you like the card and would love to hear your comments.

Card Recipe
Stamps:Paper smooches.
Paper: 110lb white, coated white
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Die, acetate, gems
Techniques: acrylic ink smooshing Die cut


  1. I LOVE this Christine! Your acrylic paint smoosh made a pretty inlaid heart! Love the acetate behind it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Beautiful smooshed card used for your intricate die-cut heart. Looks amazing inlaid into the partial heart aperture. The acetate in-behind gives it shine. So pretty!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  3. Lovely smooshed heart, Christine! Great use of the acetate to hold it in place. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. A fabulous card Christine, I love what you've done with the heart. I have two boxes with pieces of acetate from packaging waiting to be used.

    Sue xx

  5. Beautiful acetate die cut smooshed heart Christine. What a wonderful way to use your extra paint. TFS my friend. Hugs...

  6. Wow, how elegant this looks! Beautiful inlay with acetate, Christine! Love the way you engineered this one!

  7. Beautiful card. Super cool background.

  8. Fabulous design!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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