Sunday, 16 January 2011

With Valentine's Day in mind...

....you'all must know by now about my obsession with acetate, so when I recently bought a Stazon Ink pad in Platinum I just had to give it a go.

I did get myself in a bit of a mess at first, coz as ever I didn't read the instructions. I don't do instructions, I don't have time.

As I discovered afterwards, you're supposed to squeeze a few dots of the ink onto the inkpad and use a squeegie to spread it over, but oh no yours truly ploughed in gung ho and plastered the inkpad with the ink and ended up getting it everywhere!

I know, I know, had I read the instructions I would have saved myself time....

LOVE 111

The photo doesn't really do it justice, it looks much better in the flesh. I had my usual fight to get a half decent picture of the acetate.

Not sure this will be the card I give DH on Valentine's as I have some other ideas lurking, but I hope you like it anyway.
  • LOVE stamp: Whisper
  • Main sentiment: Melissa Frances
  • Background stamp: KatzelKraft

26 comments:

Fiona said...

Stamping on acetate is scary but well done on doing a fab job Sarita.

*Michaela* said...

Ha ha! You sound like me! I just don't have the time (to read the "silly" instructions).
Your card is gorgeous! WHat ribbon (and where you get it) do you use? It's absolutely stunning! BEAUTIFUL card (as always).
Hugs,
Michaela

Vicki said...

Oh Sarita it's beautiful! I have one of those pads that I haven't used yet, so I shall learn by your mistakes.....lol Might even give it ago now ;)

Hugs
Vicki x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi!
I found your blog a few days ago and I´m thrilled about your stunning beautiful card creations!!!!! Greetings from Austria,
Ulina

Grenouille Greetings said...

I adore it! Beautiful, Sarita! Hugs, Lesley

Kerry said...

oh it's gorgeous Sarita. So classy and I love the design.

Love Kerry xxx

Eileen said...

WOW Wow and wow this is amazing. So elegant and classy. Eileen x

lamanuelle said...

Très classe cette carte! Bises. Nadine

angelwhispers said...

Sarita this is just wonderful and love the acetate you are very brave as it really scares me!!! Oh and I never read the instructions either. Chanelle xxx

Sue said...

Hi Sarita
as always a stunning card, beautiful work, sue,x

Sasha said...

Very elegant card.

Julie said...

Hi Sarita, it looks fab anyway!! Gorgeously elegant. Hope your inky fingers have been dealt with now! Juliexx

Chrissie said...

Simply wonderful Sarita, your work is a constant source of inspiration!
Maybe you'd like to check out a new Clean & Simple Challenge blog I'm starting with my friend Mandi. It's called ”Less is More”
and the first challenge will be on February 5th!
We'd love to see you there!
Chrissie

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Totally loooove this!!!! Gorgeous !! :)

Merry said...

Wow oh wow...I think this is so elegant and I am very sure it is even more stunning in real life.

Rufus said...

Pretty, Sarita! Amazed that you even manage to get a decent photo of acetate.
R/

Jackie said...

Absolutely superb. I am so pleased that I am not the only one who doesn't 'do' instructions :o)
Jackie xx

Sheron said...

Sarita I love this card but then again I love all you cards. I have only been card making for a few monthes and got very disheartened with it, I had bought a guillotine that cut the paper anything but straight, I thought it was me but after buying a new one I have no problems at all, have no idea whats wrong withthe other one except it cuts wonkey.
After having to get a new computer I had lost the link to you blog well thank goodness I found it again because you are such an inspiration, you cards are exquisite and I have my mojo back again thanks to you, I just hope one day I will be able to create the works of art you do.
I look forward to every new card you post and am in awe of your tallent. Thank you so much for sharing your cards with us without you blog I would have given up card making for good.

LindaB said...

Hi nice to see you back, hope everything going OK.
Love the cards 'just you'

Juls said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is stunning!!!! My ultimite colour combo!!!! this has all your usual style and elegance!!! I just adore the acetate! Hugs Juls

Anj said...

stunning!!!!! x x

joey said...

Oh Sarita its gorgeous, I dont do instructions either and can say I would have been covered too lol Joey x

Michelle said...

You stamp on acetate soo well - not easy but you've made yet another beqautiful card Sarita
x Michelle

Georgia said...

Ooh wow Sarita, this is so pretty - I really love it! The acetate looks stunning! :) Love, Georgia xx

Crafty Katy said...

I absolutely love this card!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sarita.

Hugs Riet.x