Sunday, 17 April 2011

All You Need Is Love

Ok, hands up who was walking around on Saturday saying,
"Acetate! Where am I gonna find some Acetate??"    Those LIM girls have come up with another fantastic challenge.
I rummaged around in the garage and came up with something that I am hoping will pass for acetate - it was the packaging, from a perfume box.

Sorry for the awful photos, but you can at least get the gist of my card and it does look better IRL - honest!!

The  front panel is made from the acetate, stamped in silver with Catslife Press hearts.

Less Is More - Acetate
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes

I did have a problem with my 'acetate' being slightly curved - I had to add a little strip inside the card to stop it splaying apart.
How rigid is cardmakers acetate?? Would it stand up OK, if I used it like this?

The sentiment was made on my comp. :-))
Huge thanks to all you LIMettes that are visiting. I am having fun trying all these new and different challenges, and it's great to read your comments and ideas on how I can improve. Can't wait to see all your 'acetate'  cards   xxx


Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely great, I really like black and white together. Well done.

Chrissie said...

I believe that there are many types of acetate around, some more stiff than others, I have some with a ready printed design on it which is very sturdy, whereas I have a packet of A4 sheets which is much flimsier.
Mandi gave me a box of OHP acetate which is different again. I think if you were to buy some you could decided just which kind you wanted. The stuff you found in the garage is great... some one else used the panel from a packet of lasagne.
There are always ways and means to do things
This is a fabulous card and I just love that sentiment... I must remember that one!
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Fab card, LOVE the sentiment and your acetate hearts ROCK!


Faye said...

Caroline, I really like this card and the fab sentiment. However, I am NOT pleased that I will be singing all you need is love for the rest of the day! Bad babysitter! xxx

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Caroline! I love your layout and that fab sentiment! xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
pmsl i was one of em, like what the bloody hell to do! not happy with me card but didnt want to miss it.
very classy card hun, beautiful design, sue,x

Bea said...

lovely elegant card - acetate is very variable sometimes you can buy some that is quite stiff but not sure who makes it - maybe someone else will help in a comment

mustavcoffee said...

Your card is brilliant I love it and top marks for finding it in the garage, LOL
There are different thicknesses of acetate as in card, so you pick which you like. I like it really thick then it's stays rigid, much easier to work with:0) xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Caroline.
I was most probably only one of the few who had loads of it as I use it quite often although you wouldn't guess it looking at my terrible efforts. I have to say I used it all up making three cards ! Yours is gorgeous just love those silver hearts very stylish.


Viv said...

Great card, I love the monochrome look too, well done. I used quite strong acetate but it was a tad bendy in the middle too :O)

deesdesigns said...

This is fantastic - the acetate window is so creative, love it! The sentiment has me LOL. Thank you for helping us celebrate our one year birthday at Aud Sentiments!

Rita said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Hugs Rita xxx

Mandi said...

Oh ha ha Caroline, I thought it was smoke I could see on the mainland must have been steam from the LIMettes getting all hot and bothered bye the mention of the 'A' word lol
Your card is FAB!! i LOVE it
There are some thicker acetates, I used to have some Anita's [Docrafts] that was fabulous
Have a good week
Less is More

Jenny said...

Brilliant card Caroline, Love the sentiment too.
Jenny x

chrissy xx said...

What a Fabulous card. LOve it.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Caroline ,, very stylish and classy :-) LOVE the sentiment lol :-)
I have 2 types of acetate one is very flimsy and would only be good for shaker cards ,, the other is much thicker and would stand up OK :-)

Lols x x x

Donna said...

This card is amazin! I love it! I have Papermania acetate and it's quite thick and would defo stand up if made into a card like this. I might actually have ago! Thanks for the inspiration x

Viv's Visuals said...

Can I please use that sentiment on something in the future? Love it!
A gorgeous card too!

Vicky said...

Fab card hun...and super sentiment too..I love it!

hugs Vicky xx

Jan said...

Wonderful card xx Jan

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a beautiful creation both classy and elegant and that sentiment is awesome made me smile thank you for joining us at Aud sentiments
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful and elegant Caroline.

Audrey said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

Linby said...

Well done on reusing the perfume acetate, I love the buckle on the ribbon and a great sentiment too.

Susan said...

I LOVE how this turned out!! I definitely need to remember it is really beautiful!!

GoonerGirl said...

Stunning card I love it...Chrissieann x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card and another brilliant sentiment.
Lynne xxx

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card Caroline, very stylish. x

Michelle said...

super card xx

Sue said...

A fabulous card, great bit of re-cycling. Sue.x

Aileen said...

Very chic! This was a difficult one this week but seeing everyones entries makes me wonder about having another go........maybe not! x

Lee said...

Fantastic and i love the sentiment.xx

nicky said...

Great card . I got my atacte from left over sticker sheet lol

Tammy Miller said...

A pretty card. Lovely colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!