Hmmm, the title of this post has an interesting sound to it, eh? Well this week atwe are showing our "transparent-side"! The fabulous Marjie Kemper is our hostess and she has challenged us to have some fun with transparencies. Here is the challenge, in her own words:
"Transparencies are so versatile! You can find them in shapes small enough for journaling and large enough for full 12X12 scrapbook pages. Whether you make cards or layouts, tags or art journals… you can easily include transparencies into your art. They can be stamped, inked, painted, misted… the sky’s the limit. You can even run them through your printer and die cut them. We hope you’ll join us this week showing how creative you can be using transparencies."
Initially, I had a different idea for this card, but I had a set-back with my supplies. I discovered I did NOT put the lid tightly on my Staz-On stamp pad, the last time I used it....fantastic! So, I felt utterly defeated...until I stumbled upon this awesome color mix from the Create with Connie & Mary site:
Admittedly. I am NOT the biggest fan of River Rock, but for some reason, it is pretty cool in this combo. I'm not saying it is my new FAVORITE color, but I *almost* warmed up to it with this mix. Almost. And when there is a creative challenge at-hand, what better accessory to turn to then the good ol' butterfly punch? :)My transparencies are (ret.) Stampin' Up! Clearly Thanks Printed Window Sheets. I cut and punched them to fit my design. (The CLEAR Window Sheets are available in the current catty, so you can stamp whatever image your heart desires on them.) The biggest challenge with using transparencies is HOW to attach them to your project. I added adhesive behind all of the punched elements and then tied-down the corners with some Hemp Twine. They are secured to the card and no icky adhesive shows through this way.
Thanks for stopping by! Please pop by the Our Creative Corner site and see what the rest of the lovely gals on the Design Team have created this week. We sure hope you will join us and play along, too!
Have a very HAPPY day!
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Perfect Words
Stamps: Perfect Words
Paper: Pocketful of Posies DSP, Vellum, Bravo Burgandy, River Rock and Baja Breeze card stock
Ink: Bravo Burgandy (sentiment) and Sahara Sand (vellum butterflies) Classic ink
Accesories: Clearly Thanks Printed Window Sheets (ret.), Word Window Punch, Modern Label punch, Butterfly punch, Stripes Embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Hemp Twine and Basic Rhinesttones