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Monday, September 19, 2011

Embossed Clear Card .... Seeing Lots of Stars!

Clear Card Embossed with Stars Cuttlebug Folder
For this card I followed the Sweet Stop sketch #126 pictured below.  It had a spin to it: Starstruck. Awesome timing! I've been wanting to try to emboss some of the clear cards that I got from Close To My Heart and this presented the perfect opportunity!

It was difficult to photograph the neat effect of the embossed front.  The close up picture below shows it a little better.  Most of the paper layers were adhered to the inside back clear base.  The stamped "Shining Star" and "Wow" star images were adhered to the front. They were both stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder.  The Pacifica blue award stamped image was adhered to the front inside clear base underneath the image on the front.

Images from the CTMH Blue Ribbon Stamp Set

Using a sketch makes the card come together quickly and effortlessly! The sketch is flipped, but the components are the same.  Using coordinating papers from CTMH's Dreamin' pack makes matching everything a breeze!

CTMH Dreamin' paper pack 
I wasn't going to post this picture for two reasons. I don't like the way the ribbon looks when the card is opened and the Bamboo paper looks yellow.  It isn't yellow.  However, in order for people to be able to see the layering of the clear card, it was necessary to share it.  I think it is ok to show that I have regrets about certain design choices or that my photos don't always look the way I want them to look.  Thankfully, both of these issues rarely occur. :-)

If you'd like to check out the challenge this week at The Sweet Stop, here is the site:

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  1. Love the embossed stars on the acetate card front! What a great idea for the star struck challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  2. What a fabulous starstruck card! The embossed clear sheet looks perfect! Glad the sketch worked out for your project. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  3. WOW! What a gorgeous card! Love the embossed clear cover! What a stunning effect!

  4. Ummm...can I just say...AMAZING?! I love this! Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stop this week!