Blank: Magic slider card

magic slider - colour

Another catch-up post; this card was originally made on May 6th as part of the Clear and Sheer class.

A magic slider card has been on my list of techniques to try ever since I first saw one. I’ve come across a few tutorials, but the one from Kelly Marie Alvarez in Online Card Classes’ Clear and Sheer class is so well explained it actually gave me the confidence to try it myself. If you have any interest in using vellum and acetate on your cards, I would really recommend this class — so many ideas…

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Birthday: Vellum butterflies

vellum butterflies

Time caught up with me and I realised that I needed to get a card made for an old friend who now lives abroad. My main aim was to make something pretty and I took my inspiration from one of the cards from the first day of the Clear and Sheer class.

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Celebrate: Uplifting acetate card

acetate card - front

Another thing ticked off the “must-try techniques” list: creating a card using acetate for the base. I kept the design simple in the hope that it wouldn’t take too long to do, but I didn’t factor in all the fussy cutting that is needed to create not only the coloured elements, but also the plain white pieces that go behind them to hide the adhesive… So much fussy cutting…. But worth it as I do like the end result.

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Thinking of you: Monkey

monkey card

Some months I am inspired and organised early on, some months it’s a last-minute dash to come up with an idea and get a card created, and then there are months like this one where I had a pretty good idea what I was going to do soon after getting the new challenge image, but other things conspired to prevent me from making it until now.

After creating some quite time-consuming cards for the challenge over the last few months, I wanted to keep it a bit simpler this time. I have to be honest, monkeys are not my favourite critter, but this one is surprisingly cute once it’s been coloured.

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