Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Dry Emboss Acetate

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing with acetate again.  That is the CAS Mix Up March Challenge, hosted by Susan.


After seeing Julia's fun card at the launch of the challenge with the dry embossed acetate, I had to give it a try.  I used just a piece of acetate that came off the back of a stamp set, dry embossing it with a script embossing folder.  I keep any acetate pieces I get for acetate smooshing ... and now dry embossing. :)  This turned out so cool.  I love the clear texture.

I used a small piece of watercoloured tissue that was in my stash.  I ripped it and glued it to the back of my embossed acetate using Tombow Multi-Mono liquid glue, which dries clear.  There is a bit of gold on the tissue (hard to see in photo), so I wanted to add a gold die-cut leaf and sentiment to match.  I don't have this colour of gold card stock, so I used some matching acrylic paint and painted a piece of card stock.  Once dry, die-cut my leaf.  I have left over of this card stock to use on other projects.  Stamped the sentiment with Delicata Gold ink which doesn't need heat embossing. 

Popped the acetate panel on top of my card base, adhering clear pop dots under the tissue area only

Happy with my CAS design using acetate, embossing folder, watercolour tissue, die-cut and stamping. :)

Here's a close-up ...

Always great to up-cycle those acetate sheets that you probably all have from stamp sets you've bought.

Come check out the challenge blog where you'll see the wonderful inspiration cards from our Designers and special Guest Designer, Cathy.  And if you have time, check out the videos that Susan has provided.  Lots of different ways to use acetate! :) 


Also a reminder that we are celebrating our 2nd birthday at CAS Mix Up this month.  We hope you'll help us celebrate by playing along!!








Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); white tissue paper
Ink:  Real Red, Tangergine Tango, Daffodil Delight (SU!); Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister for watercoloured tissue paper, acetate sheet, Script embossing folder (Sizzix), Little Leaves die-cut (Sizzix); Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint (Lumiere), paint brush, kook tak clear adhesive foam pads

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Acetate

36 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

what a wonderful card, Loll - the embossed acetate, tissue paper and gold all combine so beautifully - love it!!!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful texture with the dry embossed acetate. It really shines over the tissue :) awesome card.

BethB said...

Oh my gosh - you make it sound so simple, but simple, elegant designing takes a lot of work to get it right - and yours is gorgeous.

May I ask if the CAS challenge is a group, or part of a company's blog or ?

Loll said...

Hi Beth. Thanks for your lovely comment. The CAS Challenges (there are three: CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, and CAS Christmas) are challenges run by myself and my friend Bonnie. We are not affiliated with any companies. We just run the challenges for fun and to get to know other crafters. Loll :)

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE this Loll!! So simple but SO striking!! I've made one card with the acetate but not sure if I like it enough to post it, so I'll wait till I have more time to play after I get back next week. Lovely, lovely card Loll!! :0)

Susan said...

I've been wanting to try dry embossing acetate too, ever since seeing Julia's card. Now I'm doubly inspired by your lovely piece - it looks fabulous partially backed by the tissue, and the gold die cut is perfect on it.

nancy littrell said...

I have dry embossing with acetate on my to do list of techniques too...after seeing Julia's card and now your gorgeous card. I LOVE your CAS design and all your gold touches. A real beauty. TFS my friend. Hugs

MaryH said...

It's so beautiful (to think I just use the acetate as a layer when I'm mailing cards with embellies on it!) This embossed wonderfully, and brilliant of you to think to add the w/colored tissue behind one part of it. The dash of color makes the clear embossing show even better! The gold leaf was the icing on the cake! TFS & Hugs

Ina Grehan said...

I love your script acetate Loll. Looks so good in front of the torn tissue. Nice touch with the leaf and lovely sentiment. You beat me to it. I have made one using the same technique just haven't blogged it yet. Must have been on the same waive length. Another beautiful cas creation!

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow, another technique to add to my list! Love the texture you get from the dry embossing, it's looks even cooler on acetate! And with the piece of tissue behind it's absolutely spectacular! And how inventive to just paint some card stock if you don't have the right color! Will have to remember that trick! Fantastic card!

Jo Manna said...

I adore that ripped tissue behind, it gives your card such a nice angle ;-)
The dry embossing completes it all. Beautiful as usual xx

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Loll - it's years since I used embossing on acetate, thanks for the reminder
Blessings
Maxine

Debbie said...

OMG, Loll - this is CAS Perfection! I love everything about it - technique, colors, layout. Sooooooo cool!

HJ said...

Beautiful card, Loll. I love the colors and the simplicity of the card. Enjoy your day!

Shylaa Shree said...

every time a new technique easy to learn, thank you Loll for the gorgeous make

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the simplicity of the card (at least assembling seems simple), Loll! But I what I love most is that each element is well made and thought out - a pretty piece of watercoloured tissue (lucky you have it in your stash!), gold acrylic paint DIY cardstock, and the choice of your dry emboss folder for the acetate. And a great CAS design! Hideko xx

Nancy Stislow said...

This is a definite WOW effect with embossed acetate over your color! What a new and novel technique - totally genius. Love this and will have to try it. Also love that you used paint to achieve the color you wanted. Great idea as we hunt through mountains of DP that never quite suites the work we are doing.

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Loll. Beautiful design and a brilliant idea to emboss the acetate. xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love it! I'll have to try this too!

Cathy said...

Great card Loll, the embossed acetate gives so much texture, love the tissue paper colours too, Cathy x

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Loll. I just love that you get to play with all kinds of textures and techniques. The dry embossing on the acetate looks fantastic and I never would have thought to add to it the way you have. The gold leaf and sentiment look fantastic. Love it!

Heidi Stamps said...

The embossed acetate is so pretty! Wonderful!

Karen Knott said...

Fabulous card Loll, the acetate looks wonderful and I love the gold sentiment with the gold die cut
Hugs Kaz xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh you are so creative, this is beautiful.
Faith

Mac Mable said...

I too will be dry embossing with acetate. What a striking card, love the colours on the piece of tissue and how you've coloured a piece of card with gold acrylic to match x

Bobby said...

And I just threw away an acetate sheet that I had dry embossed. :( I need to just start playing until I get my inspiration back. The tissue looks wonderful behind the embossing and the gold is a great accent.

Patti said...

Oooh! I love this! I haven't done this technique for years!! : ) You remind me that I need to give it a try again! : ) but above all your sweet and clean design has me swooning!

Patti

Bonnie said...

This is such a simple yet fantastic way to get texture on a card! Using the acetate from stamp sets makes it affordable for everyone too. Love how you colored your own cardstock to get the color you needed. I need to do that more often.

scrappymo! said...

Popped in a wee catch up on your blog and I am so glad that I did, This card is fabulous. I am wondering if overhead projector sheets would work for this dry embossing technique. I have a box on hand that was being thrown out at my work many years ago.
Think i will be giving this technique a try this afternoon!

Your card is very pretty...love that you painted the gold on for the diecuts.

Mimi said...

Sooo cool! I'll soon have to try embossing acetate... Maybe today! Lovely card.

Anita in France said...

Awesome, Loll ... the subtle texture from the embossed acetate is delicious ... and gorgeous with the rich warm colours and touches of gold! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

I was blown away when I saw Julia’s embossed acetate. Beautiful card, Loll. Fabulous colours and an adorable CAS design. Very inspiring. xx

Julia Aston said...

Your embossed text looks great over the colors Loll - so glad you tried out this fun and easy technique and thanks for the shout out! a beautiful card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a lovely little focal piece Loll! I have seen dry embossing on acetate before, but always wondered how it could be adhered without seeing any glue! Thanks for the info on using Tombow (I use it all the time, but didn't realise that it would dry so clearly as to become invisible!) This opens up a whole new world to me now! Thanks for the tip! Have a great day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

BożenA said...

Dry embossing on acetate looks amazing, it has so much gloss! The use of colored tissue only on half of the acetate is a very innovative idea and looks beautiful. Golden knot so beautifully corresponds with a colorful and shiny panel.
BozenA xx

BożenA said...

I can not lose my vigilance for a moment ... the translator from the branch will soon make a knot :-( ehhh, I hate English ignorance :-)
Hugs,
BozenA