Sunday, 8 September 2019

Mercury Glass Acetate | Stamping Sunday Blog Hop

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. For those of you who are unfamiliar to the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop, it is a hop hosted by the extremely talented Sara Levin and features so many amazing demonstrators from across the globe. 

This time of year is my favourite for papercraft, can you guess why? If you guessed it was because it is the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue sales period then you would be correct. Now for most of those non-crafty people out there, it may seem ridiculous to be thinking about Christmas craft in September but I think the most of you guys would agree that it’s the perfect time to make a start. To help you all with your Christmas crafting plans the Stamping Sunday team are sharing projects featuring a new product from the Holiday Catalogue, the Mercury Glass Acetate.

Confession time, normally as part of this blog hop I’d be sharing three projects with you, one each for a beginner, casual or avid crafter but when creating these I felt that there was something about the Mercury Glass Acetate that ramped up a beginner project to a casual level and a casual card to an avid level so I left it at two project for today

This first project was designed for a beginner level in mind. I chose to use the Mercury Glass Acetate as a background for this card, adhering with Tear’n’tape and being careful to place the adhesive where it will be covered by the top layers. I took my colour cues from the plaid patterned banner from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and thestamped ornaments and sentiment from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set in Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce. Lastly, to tie is the Real Red in the DSP I added a length of Real Red Cotton Ribbon.

This second project was more geared towards the Casual-Avid crafter. I chose to stick to the same, very versatile layout as the first card and I also stuck with the same Wrapped in Plaid DSP and Christmas Gleaming Ornaments. However, this time I used the Mercury Glass Acetate to create the ornaments. When stamping on any form of acetate I’ve always found it best to use Stāzon Jet Black ink otherwise you may find yourself left with a messy smudged image.

That’s all from me today, thank you for joining me. Please make sure you click on all the links below to check out what the other design team members have come up with. 

-Tan xx

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  1. I love your cards Tanya ... especially how you have "flipped" the designs. xxx

  2. What a clever idea to stamp directly onto the Mercury Glass!!! Love both your cards Tanya!