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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Less is More # 11...Acetate.

Good afternoon all!

I logged onto the computer well before 8 o`clock this morning in anticipation for this weeks challenge at Less is More only to find that it`s ...Acetate...Arrgh!!!


I have used acetate before and did have some heat resistant acetate at one time but can I find it? Can I heck.
I only have the sort of acetate that you use for glass painting and the only ink I have that stamps onto acetate is black Stazon. OK, so found a beautiful Damask stamp by Heidi Swapp, stamped onto my acetate, left it to dry and messed it up when I tried to put the card together. I finished up with holes in the image that couldn`t be hidden by gems so it went in the bin.
Next I thought of a plain card with acetate butterflies, Doh, my acetate is not heat resistant and I haven`t seen many black butterflies.

I went with this design that I`m not pleased with at all and to be honest I want to cry, lol.
Never,ever, in all the time I`ve been crafting, have I ever felt so frustrated. To top it off I cannot for the life of me, get a decent photo either.

I made an A6 top fold card.
Cut a piece of acetate to size and ran it through the Cuttlebug with Birds and Vine folder.
Then I made a border punch with a Fiskars punch and added some ribbon.
I found these little butterflies in my stash that just happen to be made from acetate and stuck them to the front of the card.

As I said I`m really disappointed with it, nearly didn`t post it and,at the moment am devoid of other ideas.
I have learned alot from this though.
A/ I need more inks
B/ I need better acetate.
C/ I hate acetate
D/ I dont think I`ll bother buying anymore `cos I don`t think I`ll use it.
Y`see it`s turned me into a bumbling wreck lol. I`m off to do my ironing...

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

41 comments:

  1. Oh Lynne, bless ya heart there's nothing wrong with your card, it's very pretty.
    Acetate really embosses well, I do love the effect in fact I was going to use it on my example this week, but changed my mind
    Wasn't an easy week, but, you've puled it off I say! Thank you
    Have a good week
    mandi
    Less is more

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  2. Aw bless ya - you had me howling lol! I wasn't too thrilled to see acetate this morning either!!! I actually think yours came out really well in the end so it was worth all the heartache and frustration :-)

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  3. A great Challenge card Lynne, I think you are so brave even attempting it...lol I hate Acetate with a passion, like some people hate Peel-offs ..lol so full marks for joing in ... It really is super xxx Mau

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  4. LOL Well done Lynne, at least you've risen to the challenge and had a go - which is more than can be said for me! Monkey x

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  5. But your card is lush so you might want to rethink the "I hate acetate" thing!

    Kathyk

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  6. You're being too hard on yourself - you've produced a lovely card

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  7. What a lovely delicate looking card

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  8. You sound very frustrated, but you've made a beautiful card, it's so elegant, the colours and embossing are lovely.

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  9. Definately pulled this one off Lynne and I agree me no likey acetate. Loving this card. Very pretty.

    Enjoy the rest of the day

    Ali x

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  10. WOW that was quick - the same day and you have produced such a wonderful card!!!

    Charlotta greets you from Sweden

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  11. your card is lovely - stop beating yourself up - and I made black butterflies as thats the only colour stayzon I have! Although I did try to colour mine and made a right royal mess of it LOL

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  12. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this Lynne; it's really pretty! I love the colours. xx

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  13. Your card is lovely, don't know why you are not liking it.
    Maureen........x

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  14. Lynne this card is lovely, you sounded like you had the same morning as me trying to do the first card lol.
    I tried embossing for my second but it was terrible.
    jenjoy x

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  15. Lynne, I had some of the same troubles! The only ink I had that sticks to acetate was the Stazon, and it was so sticky, I almost couldn't pull it off the acetate! Then, it gunked up my acrylic stamp and I spent 30 minutes trying to clean my stamp!! The things we do to be creative!! Your card is fabulous...don't be so hard on yourself!!

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  16. A lovely card Lynn, these things are sent to test us and I think you won in the end.
    Jenny x

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  17. Well done Lynne, you stuck with it despite your frustration, and produced a lovely card. You have made a card with loads of acetate when you could have got away with just a scrap, so well done you... don't be too hard on yourself!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  18. This is fab! Love the embossing and the way you've finished it off with the border and the matching ribbon & butterflies - Gorgeous!

    Carol x

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  19. your card is lovely... don't be so hard on yourself!

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  20. This card, and the Take 2 one above are both great. I am still hiding under the covers/sulking about the acetate challenge, but am determined not to be beaten! Just off to eat more chocolate first . . . then MAYBE I'll go hunt out my acetate . . . .

    Hugs, Sandra

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  21. This is a lovely card - you did a great job! Kudos to you for sticking with something you weren't enjoying, you didn't give up and your persistence really paid off! I'm now wanting to emboss acetate, it's a great look.

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  22. your card is perfect as is take two it's a tricky little sucker isn't

    Marie

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  23. Lynne, your card looks Fabulous. Hugs Rita xxx

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  24. It turned out a really lovely card Lynne. Well done for persevering with it. Love the embossing of the acetate. Sue.x

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  25. ha ha ha your post made me laugh Lynne, I feel much the same - am SO fed up and frustrated with acetate it's untrue! You have turned out a really pretty card! xx

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  26. Fabulous card Lynne,, the embossing looks fab and the butterflies are perfect :-)
    I enjoyed reading your post, we all learn as we go along and the things that end up in the bin aren't a waste of time,, thats what I keep telling myself anyway lol :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  27. The embossing looks fabulous and lovely butterflies. xx

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  28. Lovely card and I did intend to emboss acetate as well. In the end I went for a stained glass look which I'm not overly happy with.

    You've done a good card and maybe you and I need to make friends with acetate again after this.

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  29. Lol Lynne! We all have an 'Achiles Heel' in crafting and techiniques, (mine's spritzing as I disovered last week!) but I think you've done a lovely job and at least you kept at it til you got something!
    Lizy x

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  30. Beautiful card..Chrissieann xx

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  31. Sounds like you were tearing your hair out with frustration just like me this week. None of us found it easy I think, but you did make a great card all the same Lynne :O) Viv xx

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  32. You are funny Lynne! Hope the ironing calmed you down! Your card is pretty - I'm loving the effect of the embossing!

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  33. Ha! Ha! You did make me laugh. Acetate isn't the easiest thing to work with and I found it impossible to photograph too.
    There's nothing wrong with this card though. I think the embossing is pretty and I love the burst of orange on those butterflies.
    Caroline xxx

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  34. beautiful card and i love the embossing. xx

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  35. I'm with you Lynne, don't think I'll use acetate again! x

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  36. You made me laugh with your post and like you not sure of the stuff really. However you didn't let it beat you and I like the embossed effect on the acetate. x

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  37. I really like your card, especially the embossing. I think it turned out quite nicely.
    Ruth C

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