Thursday, July 9, 2009

Window Sheet Class

I recently taught a class showcasing our window sheets (otherwise known as acetate). Some of the products used in the following projects are now discontinued, but we have plenty of new products that would work just as well.

We created two cards and one 3D project:

Stamp set: Eastern Blooms, Warm Words
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White card stock, Always DSP, medium Window Sheet
Ink: Black StazOn ink, White StazOn
Accessories: 1/8” circle punch, scallop edge punch, Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, clear rhinestone brads, Stampin’ Pastels, sponge dauber, SNAIL adhesive, sticky strip, paper cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I used the layout of a card sample I saw in the new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog, on page 197.

I was inspired by Lauren Meader’s blog post about creating her own embellishments and I used her Marvelous Poppin' Acetate tutorial to create my butterfly. I was amazed at how well this technique works. You would think the ink would smear since the pastels are applied to the wet ink, but it doesn’t smear. If you don’t have White StazOn ink, I would think VersaMark ink would work just as well. I haven’t tried it with VersaMark though so I can’t guarantee the results. If you experiment with it, I would love to know how it turned out for you.
Stamp set: Seeing Spots
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White card stock, A Walk in the Park DSP, medium Window Sheet
Ink: Baja Breeze Classic ink
Accessories: scallop circle punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, scallop edge punch, Crop-A-Dile, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, uni-ball Signo white gel pen, SNAIL adhesive, sticky strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, paper cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, shredded paper, Hershey’s Kisses

I used the Acetate Box tutorial on Splitcoaststampers to create this box. To fill the box, I used 10 Hershey Kisses and shredded paper.
Stamp set: A Rose Is A Rose, Very Versatile
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White card stock, A Walk in the Park DSP, medium Window Sheet
Ink: Ruby Red, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss Classic ink, Black StazOn ink
Accessories: 1/16” circle punch, 1 ¾” circle punch, clear rhinestone brads, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, SNAIL adhesive, sticky strip, paper cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I CASEd this card from Julie Davison from her SCS gallery juls716.

These are just a few of the many projects you can make using window sheets. The ideas are endless! At least, it seems that way to me ;) If you create projects using window sheets, I hope you’ll send me your project link so I can take a look.

Have fun stampin’ and creatin’!


TN Granny said...

Michelle I just love your blog it's so pretty with the browns and purples and gosh its pretty. I love all your projects the acetate is cool to work with.

debinicol said...

Michelle, I have done a piece or two of acetate but these are very nice pieces. You love making boxes, so this is right up your alley. Great job

Andrea Walford said...

LOVE your projects Michelle! The little window box is so cute! The greeting with the painted rose behind it is so stunning also!

Maria Williams :) said...

These are so pretty - my favorite was the card with the rose - Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Michelle, these are all incredible! Acetate is one of those products I never really figured out -- thanks for the tips on different ways to use it.

carolm said...

these are such cute projects michelle. xoxo