Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Acetate Challenge


This week at Bah! Humbug! we were to use acetate. I had all sorts of visions, but forgot that I had a dentist appointment yesterday and when I returned DH was up for lunch out so how could I refuse? That meant, however, that I really didn't get started until this morning. What to do? I decided to use the Hero Arts clear stamps I hadn't used yet and stamped the acetate with white opaque Staz-On. So now what? I cut an aperture through 3 layers of cardstock using my Nesties Mega Ovals Large and sandwiched the acetate between the layers. The only problem was, if I matted the inside with the light blue, you couldn't see the stamping.


I found a decent teal for the inside, but now there was no tie in to the front colors. I cut a band in teal and punched photo corners for the front but the card was too plain. I added a mirror snowflake and some rhinestones to the stamped image which helped...some, but it still looked unfinished. PEELIES to the RESCUE! I added silver borders all around, a sentiment and fancy corners over the plain dark ones and even managed to curved some around the oval. Now I think it's looking rather elegant and think it will escape the bin after all. Phew! I was getting nervous. It's kinda late to start over. LOL
For those of you who have asked, peelies are peel off stickers. Stampendous makes a few in the US, but the majority come from overseas. The peelies used here are borders, corners and the sentiment. I got mine at the last Scrapbook Expo from Stone Bridge Creations, but you can find them at www.stonebridgecreations.com. I don't think you can actually order them online, but you can see what they have and place a phone order.

29 comments:

  1. WOW WOW, this is just gorgeous. What are peelies???? and where do you find them.

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  2. Donna this is sooo ethereal, a page from a fairy book, I love it and oh my those colors. Hugs

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  3. Beautiful card, see you are still in the Christmas spirit. Love the colors and all the embies you used.You can send this one to me for Xmas!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  4. So Beautiful Donna!!! Yes, what are peelies??? I need them if they'll make my stuff look as gorgeous!
    Melissa

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  5. I have always been amazed by your designs but this one is fantastic. How beautiful and like the other comments the colors are gorgeous. Great greatjob

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  6. donna girl, this is beautiful..hugs

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  7. I was wondering what the border was. I like those flourishes in that opaque ink. very attarctive this card is...love your work...as always.

    I think I have some of those peelies in gold. I will have to dig them out. LOL.

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  8. This is gorgeous, Donna!!!

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  9. Donna this is beautiful. I would like to order 65 of them from you... I am off schedule on making 6 Christmas card each month. I love this card!!! Sooo pretty.

    xx Susan

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  10. OMG! Donna that is GORGEOUS!

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  11. I can't believe that this almost made the bin! All that comes to mind is the expression "One man's (or crafter's) junk is another man's/crafter's treasure"!! This card is a masterpiece. Wow!! You have added just the right touches in just the right places. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous card!!

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  12. Just gorgeous Donna! So elegant!

    (-: Heidi

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  13. Gorgeous card Donna - just beautiful.
    I use Peelies a lot. Here in England they are everywhere!!! We call them Peel offs and the borders and corners are sooooooooooo fab to use.
    Joanna Sheen Ltd does free postage to anywhere in the world and her Peel offs are very reasonably priced too so you might want to look here.
    http://www.joannasheen.co.uk/craft-supplies/peeloffs/
    Fantastic company (used to do card samples for her) and very very friendly and reliable.
    Hope that is of help to you.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

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  14. Well Donna - once again you have ended up with a beautiful card - very elegant indeed.

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

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  15. So pretty....the colors are gorgeous! Maybe we should just call you the enabler of all things crafty with your constant source of peelies and yummy embellishments!

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  16. Hello Donna

    You have done it again this week with another stuning, elegant card.
    Fabulous colours and your main stamped image is gorgeous. Great use of your peelies.

    Thank you so much for joining in out latest challange.

    luv
    irene
    Bah! Humbug!

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  17. This is beautiful - and I like my peelies, too!

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  18. Wow! Donna, that card is lovely! I really believe you do the bestest (I stole that word from my neighbors little boy -- LOL!)Christmas cards!!!

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  19. Oh Donna, this is gorgeous! The colors are fabulous. My address is...lol!

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  20. Yay, Donna!! You won the Bah! Humbug! drawing!! WoooHooo! Your card is absolutely stunning, too!! Wonderful composition and colors. I posted mine but got it in too late for the deadline. That's ok, it's pretty creepy. Some might be tempted to tell me "Now that's a real card"! LOL Heeheehee!

    Congrats! Love ya!
    Barb

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  21. This is a GORGEOUS card!!!!! You never cease to amaze me with your work!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous creations and all of your inspiration!!!!!

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  22. Wow the teal really sets it all off. Such a beautifully wintery looking card. The peelies just add that perfect finishing touch.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  23. Gorgeous card, Donna! Very elegant! Love how you walked us through the creation of it, and your thought processes. Beautiful work!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  24. Donna, beautiful card, it is so elegant, the colours are fabulous, thanks for the sharing your amazing talent.
    Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  25. another gorgeous card...the colors are perfect and I love the dimention that the accetate gives it...not to mention those peelies are a perfect touch to finish off the card!!!! Love it!!!

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