Having spent some really fun time recently with Susan Frase of Clear Scraps, I have rediscovered my love of acrylic in cards and albums. It is one of those products that most people shy away from, perceiving that it might be a bit difficult to work with. Actually it is really easy and fun to use and gives your projects a one of a kind look. It can quite simply be treated like any piece of card and all methods applied in the same ways.
So here are some simple makes that use acrylic as an accent.
So we have Clear Scraps acrylic in 12 x 12 sheets and these are perfect for chopping up and using on cards.
The first ones are based on a design I made with Susan and adapted slightly for us to use.
The front of the card is substituted with acrylic, attached by a fold over section at the top. The Happy Christmas is a Sue Wilson die and has Stick-It adhesive applied to the back before cutting so it is very clean when stuck to the clear acrylic. Paper is layered back & front to hide any adhesive application and finished with a couple of banners and some cord. Really easy but just nicely different.
Again, replacing the card front with acrylic sheet, the card front has a torn edge which has been glittered, a Marianne die-cut bauble and a Spellbinder’s label with a stamped message. A pretty paper is attached behind the front of the card to hide all the workings.
On this card an aperture has been cut and replaced with an acrylic window with a peel off village scene attached. The card is a window box and has been decorated with Craftwork Cards paper from their Mistletoe collection.