Saturday, March 5, 2011

Acetate Front Card

I made this style card for the first time this week and I'm sure it's one Debbi came up with a while ago, so credit goes to Debbi Moore.

Here's what you need

3 pieces of card - 1piece measuring 5x5 and 2 pieces measuring 5x4

1 piece of acetate measuring 5x5

a topper and embellies of your choice.

Sorry forgot to add the acetate to the pic.

Score the 2 smaller pieces of card at 1, 2 and 3 inch mark and fold as in the picture.

Add your choice of backing paper to the larger piece of card and attach the folded pieces to the sides, at the back, with double sided tape.

Add your choice of topper to the centre piece and decorate the front pieces of the folded sides (this is the part you will see from the front of the card)

Put some double sided tape down each long side of the acetate.

Now attach the acetate to the folded card sides to the inside of the front fold. Add your sentiment to the bottom of the acetate, on the front side. Add anymore embellies and your done.

Front view of finished card

Side view of finished card. The papers, image and sentiment I've used on this card are taken from the Debbi Moore Designs Evergreen CD.

30 comments:

jackid said...

I made a couple of these cards similar style a while ago and put silk flowers behind the acetate it makes a classy style card here's the link to mine
http://cardsbyjacki.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-post_06.html
Jacki xx

Kathyk said...

Nice work Karen - thanks for the tutorial

Kathyk

Wax Beach Artist said...

That's really cool and I see it folds flat for mailing too! Thanks for the tutorial, you did a beautiful job.
Connie.

Linda w said...

Great idea to make a stunning card, thanks. hug slin

Craftyrose said...

Beautiful, stylish and elegant Karen. Thanks for the tutorial. xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Great tutorial Karen. I've never tried one of these cards before. Can't wait to have a go. Lx

Louise said...

Thanks Karen for the tutorial- looks like a good card to make for a special occasion. Not too difficult either.

Georgie Hughes said...

Very elegant card, love the acetate idea. Thanks for the tutorial.
GeorgieX

Debs M said...

gorgeous Karen, thanks for the tutorial x

Secret Crafter said...

Oh wow, I must give this a go, it's lovely. Wendy x

Sue said...

lovely card and thanks for the tutorial Luv Sue x

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Stunning and well done. I have this CD so must give it a try.
Maureen.........x

Gemma said...

stunning card...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Caroline said...

I love this type of card, amazing what you did with it. Very nicely done.
Greetings Caroline

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning card Kathy - thank you for sharing the tutorial. Love it!
Sylvia x

Carole said...

Love the card Karen. I tried working with acetate several times and haven't had much luck but your tutorial is inspiring, I think I will give it another go. Thanks for the visit Karen, lovely to see you.

Faith A said...

VERY clever, lovely card

downrightcrafty said...

oh this is just wonderful, gorgeous image and so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Jane Wetzel said...

What a beautiful card :) Love lavender and the image is gorgeous.

kassa said...

Really classy card Karen, the elegant streamlines of the image mirroring the card shape.
kxoxo

Louise Lee said...

Hi Kathy,

Hope you're well.

What a beautiful card. :o)

Hope to catch up soon.

Lou x

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Karen, love the colours and the design. Many thanks for the great tutorial.

Have a great weekend!

Maarit

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Karen, love the colours and the design. Many thanks for the great tutorial.

Have a great weekend!

Maarit

Shelly said...

I love the amount of dimension that this card has :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow!!! THis is stunning!!! THank you so much for the step by step I def. want to try this!

Berni Cuttino said...

Gorgeous and fabulous. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comments. Hugs

Chaitali Narla said...

Lovely tutorial. On my list to try now :) Beautiful card!

lin_ka1 said...

Kat ))))
Dziękuję za odwiedziny na moim blogu. Miło obejrzeć Twoje prace i się nimi zachwycać.
Ten prosty kurs też jest rewelacyjny.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie
lin_ka1

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the elegant image and the way that you have framed it
Lindsay xx

Pooja said...

Wonderful card !Thanks for tutorial .