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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Garden Party for September 30

gpsept30photo Tuesday - Garden Party Day once again.  If you remember, last week's inspiration photo snatched from the "Inspiration Shoe Box" was this one (with the funky clear chairs).

I used this photo as an excuse to make my first ever "clear" card.  You know - those "floaty " cards made from transparencies or clear acetate.

Well, I tried anyway.  After I created the design in my head and made all the elements - I reached into my drawer to pull out my acetate - and then realized that my acetate was only 5"x9".  So instead of the 5 1/4" square card I envisioned, I have this wimpy 4 1/2" square card that does not have enough acetate around it to float at all.  Oh well...

gpsept30card So here it is.  I used Flora Ginormous from Odd Bird Planet to make the hot pink flower.  Its colored with Copic Markers.  The scalloped square is made with the threading water border punch.  A little tricky, but not bad. 

I can't stand to have adhesive showing - so the scalloped panel is on the front of the acetate, and the green is on the inside (to cover the adhesive).  The same on the inside of the card- white square for writing and green on the back.

See what I mean?  It really needs more "float".  Although - to be honest I'm not sure I'm too fond of the acetate cards.  Its a novelty - but not something I'd make often.

gpoct7photo So.... for next week.  Guess what?  Debbie came to the rescue and sent me a bunch of magazine pictures to restock the "Inspiration Shoe box".  Thanks Debbie!!  So here is one that she sent.

If you'd like to play along, just post a comment with a link to your creation and I'll highlight you in next week's post.

6 comments:

Kathi said...

Great coloring job with the Copics on the flower! Wow.

~Michelle~ said...

love your floaty card.....beautiful image and coloring! Fun inspiration pieces....someday I'm gonna find time to play again!
Lovin' my copics....thanks!! :)

Kim said...

I think your card is just beautiful! Love the hot pink flower!!

Danni said...

Drat! I forgot again. Sigh.
Regardless, this is so beautiful! I just love it!! The colors are so vibrant...just love it!!

Gabriela said...

Tag! You're it! (you've been tagged)

Mel M. M. M. said...

DroooooooooooL! I love your card madly. That stamp is stunning and your colouring is SO beautiful. Your blog is a dangerous place for my budget & I love every minute of it, heehee ;O)