Monday, March 28, 2016

I can see clearly now card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's We Can See Clearly Now. Use acetate, vellum, clear embossing powder or anything you can think of that is a little transparent.

What a great theme is this, I wanted to work with heat resistance acetate for a while now. This theme is perfect for that. Actually, I wanted to use it with my laser printer and work with Foil. But I don't know how well the acetate can takethe heat... And I don't wanna ruin my printer over it. Okay, that were my crazy thoughts... Let's go on with the actual project I made.

I'm so in love the Opal Magic Alchemy paint from Prima Marketing. Since I also wanted to work with the Distress crayons I used it as a base. This paint is very smooth, and doesn't have much bite as other paint. But by applying several layers I finally got the result I wanted.
After I die cut the butterflies, I gave them some color with Distress Crayons. The same applies for acetate, it doesn't stay so well when you want to rub it or if you add some water. But with some patience and adding more layers, you can build up some color.


Another tip if you try acetate with wet glue, sand the back first here with some sandpaper, otherwise it comes right off ... I speak from experience!
For the whole proces of making this card, see the video below.


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Sandra, I love the colours and whole design of this and the video is AWESOME!! :-) LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a great and bright and fun page! I LOVE the idea for the challenge too!

├čeulah ├čee said...

You tackled it and won! I like the soft, rich sheen--the depth of color is apparent and is a very attractive feature.

Sandy said...

So very pretty - I love the colors you have used. I am going to watch your video now. I watched a TH video that he says you have to lay down a lot of color when using the crayons. I think you have done a beautiful job using this product Sandra!

Sandy said...

Loved your video Sandra - I found it very helpful for me - will watch it again and again.
Sandy xx

Maura said...

Sandra, I love how you shared your ideas..that you didn't do.. and then go on to what worked and did not. In the end, you have an oh, so lovely piece!

Maura said...

Forgot - I LOVE the pink splatters!!

Stephanie said...

I love this springy scene, Sandra! It's perfectly laid out!

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Barbara said...

Love love love this card, every single detail of this card! Pink splatters are the perfect springy touch! barbara

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a sweet card, Sandra. Love the beautiful butterflies and the pretty background you created. :)

Macarena said...

Oh Sandra, you crazy Spielberg! I really don't know what I love the most of your videos: the great music you choos everytime, the crazy speed in your hands or all the techniques you show! I have to think about that. The crazy thing is that I'm listening the youtube mix of Kensington right now after seing your video :-) I really miss them the whole week :-) You're amazing! Hugs, Marzena

Emma Williams said...

There is just so much to love about this card and every detail is so pretty and come together so well! Gorgeous as always, Sandra! Hugs...

Catherine said...

This is so pretty and I know I say this every week but I enjoy watching your videos so much. I always learn something new. Cathie