Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Clearly, a winner

I'm really not all that witty, but since I have a card made with clear acrylic "paper" today, I thought my post title was fitting. LOL :)

Card front 1
I've been admiring all those lovely cards and such made with clear acrylic sheets. I've really wanted to try it so while at CHA last month I picked up a pack of PTI's clear cardstock. A few things I learned are to pay attention to your design and how your adhesive will be adhered and two, take the time to slowly score your card. A lot. And then some more. It took me a while to get a good score so that I could get an even fold on the card. But maybe that's just me.

Card front 2
I think I'll definitely try the acrlyic card thing again. It gives it such a different look. Very cool. For this card, I used the SU! Top Note die and stamps from PTI. Patterned paper is various old stuff - Heidi Swapp and MME. If I had thought the card through before I started running things through my Big Shot, I would have realized I had only one tiny sliver of Heidi Swapp paper left (the large pink polka dots on the front). I then could have used the same thing outside and inside. This way, I used two different pp. Not terrible. Just musings after the fact. Do you ever do that or is it just me?

Card inside
Here's the inside of the card. Please forgive the glare off the clear sheet. I didn't know how to avoid that. Anyway, back to the card. I made a small pocket that would allow cash or a gift card to be tucked into. This one happens to be going to my niece, who is now 12!

Stamps used: Cupcake Collection, Birthday Basics, and Fancy Flourishes, all from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really AWESOME Jennifer! I've never worked with clear card stock but I'd like to try it. I love the money holder inside too, very clever!

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Jennifer! I love the inside pocket and the die is a great shape for the clear card stock!

Gayatri said...

Wow! Lovey card. I too like the pocket inside (of course with the money inside :) ) Well done.

Sue Ann said...

This is fantastic. I have a question ......... what did you use for adhesive so it did not show through when you open the card and can see through to the front?? A vellum tape ?? Jenn this card is fabulous!!!

sillyleann said...

Great job! This turned out fantastic. I am super impressed!! I love how you made a clever money holder. Seriously, very creative and very cute!!

Sara Mac said...

Totally cute Jennifer!! Love that it's a pocket card for money or a gift card. How clever and creative!

Jen Carter said...

This turned out wonderfully! I love the acetate and the money pocket inside too!

Noora said...

WOW Jennifer!! the card is really beautiful! love it, you have done an awesome job! such a neat thing!

Kara said...

love this.....great little pocket too!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! I always forget about that clear CS! Thanks for the inspiration! I just love the money pocket! What a fun idea!

Nadine said...

It clearly is a winner! I've used clear cardstock ONCE and then never again. It was such a pain. I never did get a good score, lol! And mine had fingerprints all over it too! But yours look likes it came out wonderfully! Great job and I love the way you made a pocket inside to hold your cash. Can I be your niece too?

Aimes said...

Clearly, FABULOUS!!! Love it!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer! I love these clear cards and really must give them a try sometime. And as you know Cupcake Collection is one of my most favourite sets ever. so this is a winner all round for me!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

LOVE this card!! Its gorgeous!!!!

How are you? How did back-to-school go? Are you crazy busy with activities?

We are in the house and finally without company! Its good to have space again!!

We should get together again, soon!!


(((((HUGS)))))
k :)

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

What a cute idea!!!

Amy said...

CUTE....Love the added pocket for the "gift"!!! You are right, you DO have to score a LOT!! :)