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!