Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jingle Belles - I Can See Clearly .....Again

These are really bad pictures - so sorry.  I decided to use a sheet of transparency film and just could not get a good photo.  Even the washi tape looks bad here, like real old cellophane tape.  But IRL it is much nicer.........really. 
As you remember, if you saw my card from last week, the Jingle Belle challenge for this week is to use a clear element on your card.  

The story behind this card - it's inspired by a card that my son gave me for Christmas last year.  I loved the glittery snowflakes against the aqua background - there were 6 of them on that card.  I also loved the way the acetate was wrapped around the front of the card not hiding but highlighting those snowflakes.  It wasn't until I looked at it again just before making this that I realized that it was there to protect the card and was supposed to be removed.  Aha!  Well this acetate is meant to be part of the design.  

The snowflakes are popped up with dimensionals.  I added some flat lace alongside the panel and then decided to add the glitter washi tape which isn't as yellow in real life as it appears in the picture. The jewels are stuck on top of the acetate and the silver cording is tied around it.  

I guess you could say, by looking at this picture that the washi tape is see-through - oh, and the lace, but I'll settle for the acetate strip. 
On my way over to see the other wonderous creations at the Jingle Belles blog.  And please, if you get a chance, check it out - not only the entries for the challenge but the beautiful cards by the Belles-in-Charge, Steph and Lauren.  Week after week they come up with prompts and gorgeous sample cards to inspire us.  What would we do without them! 


  1. What a beautiful winter card. I LOVE it and love the blue.:)

  2. I am lovin' those glittery snowflakes ... thanks for sharing your *clear*ly fabulous creation with us at jingle belles.

  3. i'm pretty sure you would still be allllllllllllll kinds of awesome without us... but i'm glad you love to hang out with us, b/c your cards always make my day! this one is outstandingly lovely, i like that you kept everything which was cool about the storebought card & yet still made this VERY much your own!!! (& the fact that the acetate was meant to be the protective layer literally made me "LOL out loud" as mr. monk would say! <3 <3 <3

  4. That looks so delicate and frosty and just beautiful! Yep, acetate is so hard to photograph. I love how cards made with an acetate base look, but I shy away from them simply because they are such a nightmare to photograph. And the same applies to using it as an element anywhere, it's so reflective it upsets the camera. The lace and washi edging along the snowflake panel really adds to the frosty feel.


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