martha and the vandellas, circa 1965 (what is a "vandella" anyway? a female vandal?? an exceptionally devoted fan of della reese? anybody know?)...which is handy for beltin' out the motown classics, and not so much for the cardmakin'...but i digress...last week elizabeth posted this challenge on her excellent blog: to make a card using acetate and hot pink.
how ME is that??! ;)
so of course i had to play! turns out, i didn't have a big enough "heavy duty" transparency in a color that would allow me to make my whole card from it, so i decided to go with smaller bits of acryllic, and a few layers.
here is the card in a "resting" position: the bling "friends" and some layered primas with little flower eyelets are attached to a hambly transparency frame. a 6x6" square of thin chipboard is covered with basic grey patterned paper on the front, with the sentiment "are relatives you make for yourself" in laundromat 1967 font, and a paper company flocked pattern on the back.
third layer of the card, in the big honkin'shadow of the first two layers (b/c i stupidly tied the card together before photographing it. duh.)
a 6x7" piece of chipboard is covered by crafty secrets patterned paper and "thanks" in american crafts and 3bugs letter stickers, and a scrapbook wizard pink plaid print (and my handwritten note) on the back.
detail of the acryllic butterfly, for no particular reason except i like butterflies...and pinkness...and heidi swapp ghost shapes
a few heidi swapp acryllic shapes have been layered onto crafty secrets scraps, edged with a black sharpie and decorated with making memories rub-ons.)
sprawling, multilayered, acryllic-n-pink-based card--mission accomplished!
here's the card relaxing after its first successful photoshoot. in the sprawlier position, so you can see the layers a bit better. i tied it together with some scraps of pink and white ribbon, and then wrote my message on the back.
and now...you might like to go and see elizabeth's awesome cards...and then...you might like to make one of your own!