Poppies Caught in Crystal

Last month I hosted a newsletter for my mom’s StampinUp blog. I did a theme – messy techniques. Here is one of the cards I created for the newsletter.

by Karen @ carefree creations - Poppies in Crystal

The technique I used is called Acetate & Tissue, but I’ve also seen it called Caught in Crystal. Basically, you stamp your image on acetate using permanent ink. Then you put Crystal Effects (or the like) on the backside, drop re-inker dots, smoosh around, sprinkle glitter, and finally layer with tissue paper.

One thing I really wanted to show in my newsletter was that you don’t have to make the card all about the technique – a technique can be a great touch without being overwhelming.

For this card, I trimmed the acetate piece to be narrow and ran it down the middle of my card. I trimmed it up with a lacey border and plopped my sentiment panel over the “boring” bit.

I think all the additional white-space on the card helps make the technique really pop (hmmm, did I just contradict myself??).

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thank You
All supplies StampinUp unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Four Frames, Four You;
Ink/Card Stock: Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, White; Stazon Black;
Other: Window Sheet, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Decorative Label punch, Finishing Touches edgelit;
Technique: acetate and tissue;