Saturday, 16 April 2011

Vintage Window Sheet

Ooh sunshine's back! Hubby has even been in the garden with the boys and was spotted doing a bit of weeding. It's Saturday which means all eager LIMettes await the latest challenge from Chrissie and Mandi at Less is More. This week they've chosen 'Acetate'. Eeeeek! Here's my take:


Now a couple of things I'm not very good at. 1). Keeping acetate clean and scratch free as I use it. 2). Photographing cards with acetate on. So I got out an piece of thick Window Sheet - previously scratched from last attempt to use it some time ago and thought I now have the tools to fix it! So I ran it through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and viola - most of the scratches are now hidden from view. I also like the way it's embossed so deeply too, making the window sheet turn white. Here's another photo to show it up a little better:



After my failure last week to stamp bright pink on to black (after reading all your fab tips and trying them, I have to admit I gave up!), I decided to use this as my colour combo this week to make up for it. I've added a strip of Melon Mambo card with a punched scallop trim border, layered with some Basic Black Grosgrain ribbon. Next I stamped the dotty frame from Four Frames and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch, then inked up the sentiment only on this stamp from Oval All using the Basic Black Marker and stamped away. Then once i'd stuck it all down I went and smudged the ink with my thumb!!


Never mind, these things happen. Thanks for all your comments on my entry last week, sorry I didn't return the visit to most of you, we've had a week plagued by ill health but are all now on the mend again. I'm looking forward to some blog hopping this evening.

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48 comments:

  1. Victoria, this is fabulous... everyone is so inventive!
    The colour combination is superb and that acetate looks a million dollars... not a scratch in sight!
    Superb card.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Stunning card. Think I need to try embossing on acetate now! xx

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  3. Really beautiful. So stylish. Lx

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  4. Loving this card Victoria. I love this folder its so classy!

    Have a fab day

    Ali x

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  5. Brilliant card - I love the effect of embossing on acetate

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  6. FANTASTIC Victoria
    Gorgeous and created to perfection!

    Thanks so much
    mandi
    Less is more

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  7. Brilliant card and great embossing, well done.
    Maureen......x

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  8. Magnificent!! The embossing looks wonderful. You've taken a super photo too!

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  9. fabby card , just great
    Nicky

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  10. Wow the embossing looks fab xxx

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  11. Fantastic card, lovely embossing and the colours are great.

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  12. jolly lovely card - and the embossing works a treat doesnt it

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  13. Wonderful card, i love acetate & embossing folders xx jan

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  14. I didn't realise you could emboss acetate! I LOVE your card - its amazing!

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  15. WOW, I am going to emboss acetate right now.
    Beautiful.
    jenjoy x

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  16. Stunning Victoria.
    Lynne xxx

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  17. Brilliant embossing and great colour combo!
    Val x

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  18. Wow Vic I can't wait till my order arrives Monday you keep teasing me with all the new SU products
    This is stunning darling so classy a fantastic design
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

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  19. Beautiful, love the embossed front:0) xxx

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  20. Lovely card Victoria - well done

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  21. Lovely card and the photography is perfect too:)

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  22. Victoria, the embossing looks simply fabulous...and I love the bright pink with the black!

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  23. Brilliant card, love the embossing, it gives a great impression.
    Jenny x

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  24. Fab card Victoria. Love the embossed acetate. Never given this a try before but I will now! Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy the sunshine!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

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  25. Stunning card Victoria. This Ef is the next one on my very very long list...lol

    Love
    Tracy -x-

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  26. Wow I love to emboss on acetate . This is amazing so striking. Love it

    Marie

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  27. Such a great card, loving the embossing on acetate too :O) Viv xx

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  28. Love the colors and wow,wow, wow on the embossed acetate! What an amazing look. Well done.

    TFS
    Carole

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  29. I love the embossed acetate! Looks amazing, we both went for the same colour combo, great minds!!

    Kelly xx

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  30. I tried to emboss acetate and I cut through it! So well done with this - a lovely creation and fab colour combo.

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  31. Gorgeous card Victoria :-) I love the embossing design, very stylish and the pink/black combo is fab :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  32. So beautiful and stylish. Love the combination of colours

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  33. A stunning card Victoria. Love how you've embossed the acetate - I didn't know this could be done. Must give it a go. Sue.x

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  34. Absolutely fabulous card, I love black and pink.
    Can't wait till Thursday when I get my hands on my punch and stamps that you have used.

    Kath x

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  35. Looks lovely Victoria - very elegant! x

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  36. This looks superb. Love the colour combo. x

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  37. This is just beautiful Victoria! I really like how the embossing looks! I may have to go and try that...
    Lizy x

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  38. Gorgeous card..Chrissieann xx

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  39. A FABULOUS card, love the embossing and the colours

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  40. Super card Victoria, the embossed acetate looks fab. x

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the embossing! so elegant

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  42. Oh wow! Hot pink and black are just perfect together and that embossing is gorgeous. xxx

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  43. Hi Victoria

    I love what you've done with this card and the use of acetate - such an elegant and striking card just love it!

    Tina
    X

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