Saturday, 19 May 2018

Flamingoes on Acetate

Here's a card I made using my new MFT flamingo stamps and I can tell you that, for me, this wasn't a 'quick and easy' card. 

Firstly, I designed and cut an aperture card base on the Silhouette- the design was inspired by the sketch at Inkspire Me  . The one you see here is not the first one I cut because after it was cut out I realised I'd cut the semi-circle so close to the edge there was little room for glue! But I decided to soldier on. 

I tried several different pens for the water and settled on a darker Promarker. But when I was fiddling around trying to attach it to the card base, I discovered I hadn't given it enough drying time and there was blue ink everywhere! 

Back to the Silhouette. I modified and re-cut the card base and put it all together. The sun (Hero Arts)  is stamped on a second piece of acetate - after making sure the 'water' was now dry, I had no intention of risking ruining it by stamping on it! 

As well as Inkspire Me, I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  animals on the water 
Inspire Create sunshine 

12 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

What a brilliant take on the sketch, Marina! Jo x

Carol L said...

It may not have been easy to create, but it turned out to be a great CAS card anyway! Love the little scene :)

Marlena M. said...

This is amazing!

Crafting Queen said...

What a great card. thanks for your visit.

Mac Mable said...

Well done you on persevering. Vibrant and fun card with a great sentiment. Rarely is the card that goes on my blog the first one I make, so I feel your pain LOL x

Sandy said...

Love how you made this with the acetate, so clever. Pretty flamingo images too. Thank you for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges.
-Sandy, DT

Imke said...

I fell in love with your card. Great technique and i love flamingos.

Thanks for joining us this week @ Little Red Wagon. Hope to see you back again soon !

Imke ~ MY CRAFTY PLACE

Ros Crawford said...

What a super design! I'll book mark that one!

Pia S said...

Some of the simpler looking cards can be the trickiest ones. This is summery and fun, good you didn’t give up. Love the sentiment with these flamingos,

Kirstin said...

Such an adorable card! Love the cute flamingos! Thank you so much for playing Inkspire_me this week! Greetings from Bavaria, Kirstin

Liz Yuille - Old Stables Crafts said...

What a fun card, which totally hits the 'sunshine' theme of the ICC challenge. Thank you for taking part. Lx

Lady Joyful said...

Such a fun card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT