Hello and welcome to today’s card, which pairs the Sea of Textures stamp set and Under the Sea dies with the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet, which will be available September 4thfrom the Holiday Catalog! These super cool acetate sheets come in four sheets, two sheets each of two designs, with a faux mercury glass finish! These are perfect to give your holiday cards and crafts a different look, but I thought about what you could use them with outside of the holiday catalog? One design is more of a “cracked glass” and the other design is more of a “splatter/bubble”, so I thought it would be fun to pair this with the Sea of Textures stamp set and coordinating dies!
The base layer is this design of the acetate sheets, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. TIP-the back of the acetate has a thin layer of film and should be removed:
For the frame, I cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and used the third largest mat frame from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (keep that cut out center piece for another project!):
For the card, you will need the following:
1. stamp the octopus on Whisper White cardstock, inking in Soft Sea Foam and then use a sponge dauber with Granny Apply Green ink around the edge.
2. use the seagrass die to cut out 2 each of Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green cardstock.
3. use the coral die to cut out two from Vellum cardstock, stamp the coral stamp twice in Calypso Coral ink on Calypso Coral cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.
4. stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the single non-layering Rectangle Stitched Framelit.
5. Use the large and small sand dollar die to cut out one each in Very Vanilla cardstock, use a sponge with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, and then color the starfish with a Terracotta Tile Stampin’ Write Marker.
6. Use the Classic Label Punch to create a “post” with Crumb Cake cardstock.
You will need to put aside the sentiment, post, sand dollar, starfish, and coral, these will be for the inside:
Stamp the seagrass on each side in Granny Apple Green ink, adhere the octopus so that it’s just under the frame to the acetate, and then adhere the frame on top:
I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the seagrass in each corner, the stamped coral piece in the left corner, the vellum coral and starfish in the right corner, and the sand dollar to the upper right corner:
This completed piece is adhered to a Soft Sea Foam cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:
I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the leftover pieces in the bottom left corner:
Don’t you just love this new Mercury Glass Acetate?? This is super fun to use and definitely gives your cards and crafts a new look!!
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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!