Saturday, 22 October 2016

Being very clear...

I could not resist entering the Less Is More challenge this week which is to use acetate or vellum. I love using both but acetate is my absolute fave crafty product to work with.

This is so simple, probably the easiest card I've ever made, but I love the effect.

  ace 1

However, getting a decent photo of an acetate card is the most difficult thing to do, so I just took loads of photos at different angles until I captured a shot without too much reflection.

  ace 3

I've used the lovely Penny Black Holly Berry die again, cascading down one side of the card. What a beauty of a die

ace 2

Well, you could argue I've not left any white space, but I have left lots of clear space instead!

Hope you like, see you soon x

Little update: I used Stazon ink to stamp the sentiment, and  Herma tape to adhere the holly branches to the acetate (just a tiny amount), so no mess on the reverse. 


Sheila in Cyprus said...

Oh Sarita You have done it again..

This is absolutely stunning, your use of gold and silver for the die cuts is a beautiful touch.

Love Sheila x

Jo Manna said...

This gorgeous & chic, love it :D

Bobby said...

Oh my goodness, Sarita. This is stunning, elegant, spectacular and out of this world gorgeous.

Linby said...

oh wow - stunning. You keep using this die when it's out of my reach!!!!!

Rachel Jolley said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Just LOVE ALL your creations and this is gorgeous!

Ann Tuck said...

Absolutely stunning Sarita! The die is lovely, but your arrangement and choice of cardstock is super!

Esther said...

Truly stunning, Sarita! This is so creative, eye catching and incredibly sophisticated. The dies are beautiful and the overall effect is pure elegance. You've done a super job of photographing the acetate too, which is always tricky! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More :)

Neets B said...

Well you've certainly fulfilled our challenge, great idea. And I agree, what a wonderful die that is, looks gorgeous in the metallics.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Isabelle Siry said...

OMG ! Your card is absolutely breathtaking ! It is so delicate ! Your die cuts are really gorgeous in silver and bronze and this sentiment is wonderful ! Absolutely gorgeous card ! Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Zoe Sanderson said...

Stunning card, that die is delicious will have to look for it. XOXO

vickiscraft said...

Wow Sarita, this is just stunning!

Vicki x

Susan said...

Unbelievable! Your card is absolutely perfect! I think you managed to get great photos of the card...something I rarely manage when I use acetate! I LOVE it! said...

What an amazing card looks sensational but must be a fingerprint magnet and tricky to photograph. You did a fabulous job.


Melissa L. said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Sarita! I struggled with my acetate ones and trying to photograph it was a nightmare. Might try again though as I loved the simple look of it.Yours look fab ;) Viv xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card

Lizy Bartaby said...

Wow! This is really just so stunning Sarita!! I totally love it!! :D
Lizy xx

Deborah Frings said...


Denise Fletcher said...

Beautiful work!

Pat said...

This is beautiful Sarita and the acetate shows off the fabulous PB holly die so well, and love the different colours of metallic card. Gorgeous! x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on being showcased at LIM for this incredible and extraordinary card, Sarita! I would love to know a) what ink you used to stamp on your acetate without smearing, and b) what glue did you use to attach your brilliant flourishes without leaving any residue on the acetate? Thank you! You can email me at darnell dot knauss at g mail dot com. Hugs, Darnell

Shawna Standish said...

This is amazing!! I saw it on Less is More and was captivated. I had to come by and say this is a stunner (and I don't use that word lightly). I do however have a question; how did you adhere the dies to the acetate? Does the other side look like a gluey mess (I highly doubt it but if it were me it would be a gluey mess)? Regardless this is amazing nice job!
Cyber Hugs,

Tiya-B said...

All your cards are fantastic! I'm so glad Less is More showcased you as a winner in Vellum or Acetate. love your blog

Ellen said...

Wow....beautiful, love it!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Bonjour Sarita-Jasmine,

Je suis désespérée de pouvoir lire un jour tes réponses à mes questions.
Je vois aussi que tu n'alimentes plus ton blog, de nouveau.
Je viens une fois de plus d'acheter de l'acétate, car je trouve comme toi que les cartes sont sublimes.
J'ai commandé à U.K. et reçu ce matin l'acétate crafts Companion Heat résistant, mais le grammage est insuffisant : 100 microns. L'acétate est mou et cela ne rendra pas de jolies cartes.
Peux-tu stp me répondre sur mon blog et me donner les produits que tu utilises et la boutique stp ? Je suis vraiment déçue de ton silence, moi qui ai tant d'admiration pour toi et tes créations. je te suis depuis de quelques années, je suis fan de toi.

Bises de France.


Hello Sarita-Jasmine,

I am desperate to be able to read your answers to my questions one day.
I also see that you do not feed your blog, again.
I come once again to buy acetate, because I find like you that the cards are sublime.
I ordered from U.K. and received this morning Companion Heat resistant acetate crafts, but the grammage is insufficient: 100 microns. The acetate is soft and that will not make pretty cards.
Can you answer me on my blog and give me the products you use and the shop stp? I am really disappointed in your silence, I who have so much admiration for you and your creations. I've been with you for a few years, I'm a fan of you.

Kisses from France.