Thursday, April 21, 2011

Less is More Week 11: Acetate

I love acetate cards!
I just think there is something really slick (not really any pun intended) about them.  They're cool.  Different.  Unique.   I've made a few in the past, but only a few.  Because I drive myself crazy with all the fingerprints I get all over the acetate.  I know.  OCD.   But, I digress.  I made this card a while ago, and just recently pulled it out because the daughter of a close friend is graduating from college in a few weeks and I thought she would like this card.  And then!  Wouldn't you know it!   The Less is More week 11 challenge is all about using acetate in a card.  Well, this card is all about the acetate.  Perfectly trimmed cardstock is used both on the inside front and the back of the card in order to hide all the adhesive used on the outside front panel and inside back panel.  That was tougher than it sounds.  But it all worked out well and I am pleased.

And a peek on the inside:

The sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo and was black embossed onto gold glossy cardstock.  The gold, cream and black glossy cardstock and gold floss are all from my stash and the graduation cap is from Jolee's.
Thanks for peeking!


Chrissie said...

This is great Carol, the task of lining up those elements and avoiding finger marks must have been quite difficult!
Super card!Thanks for joining us once more!
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Absolutely fabulous!
I love the larger panel on the back, it works brilliantly with the front one
Super job Carol
Thanks very much
Less is More

sasa said...

very stylish indeed - great design!
Thanks for sharing! Sarah at 164

mustavcoffee said...

OOh I love this, fabulous lining up and what a brilliant card for a new graduate. The black and gold are wonderful together:0) xxx

Lizy said...

This is just fabulous! I love it! :)
Lizy x

Lynn said...

Wow, what a wonderful design. I love how the back panel is part of the overall design. That acetate simply sparkes! Lynn x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful Graduation card! I need to buy some more acetate and try working with it more often. Maybe, with practice, I can make something this classy!

Suze Bain said...

What a super card, such a great design. x

Maricel Fabi said...

What an awesome card! I love it!

Linby said...

Great design, I love the way it lines up with the blank message pane inside.

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. The black and gold are so very classy.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

Really clever card, love how the panels line up.
Jenny x

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card! Love it - very stylish.

Carol x

Susan said...

Carol, this is gorgeous!! You totally rocked this challenge!

Ruth said...

This is a fantastic card!
Ruth C

Stamps and Paper said...

Carol this is such a great card...and love how you have made the card so that the inside message is hidden..


Vicky Hayes said...

Just brilliant! And thanks for sharing how you made it too Carol - I've been spending a lot of time trying to figure out how things were adhered this week!

Inkyfingers said...

This is so stylish and elegant Carol. The acetate is gleaming as if you polished it!
Carol x

Colleen said...

Home Run, gf!! Very classy and beautiful.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Carol, Thanks for your kind comment on my chicken card, good of you to drop by:0) xxx