Wednesday, June 25, 2008

PTI Bloghop! - Transparencies

Well, I couldn't make up my mind about how to use transparencies for this project so I decided to do three projects to showcase some of the ways in which I use transparencies.

I use transparencies/acetate a lot in various types of cards and projects. Its a really great material to work with for a lot of different looks. Basically I use two types - the office supply store type (used in all the projects here) and the thicker kind you can buy at your LSS which is good for making card bases, album covers, etc. I recommend that you buy the write-on transparencies from the office store since they seem to be the easiest to work with. The printable kind have a textured side that I just don't like.


This first card is a really "literal" use of transparency. I've used it here to create a window overlooking a tree and sky image. The idea is that you are looking out a window in your home. The "window" is lifted off the page with foam adhesive to allow for the prima flowers underneath. The shutters and window pane are all made form 1/4" stips of cream coloured paper.

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill, PTI), Stamps (PTI - Out on a Limb), Ink (Palette), foam adhesive, Prima flowers, transparency



On this card I've created some texture and colour on my transparency by inking up a Cuttlebug embossing folder with red ink and running the transparency through the Cuttlebug machine. The ink leaves some areas coloured and some areas clear allowing the background paper to show through.

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzil, SU!, PTI), Stamps (PTI - Punny Valentine), Ink (Palette), Nestabilities, ribbon (Making Memories, Michaels), brads, transparency

Here's a non-card project using transparencies. I love to make little boxes for small gifts and treats and then use the transparency to create a see-
through window. It keeps everything inside while allowing the recipient to have a "sneak peak" at the contents. On this box (2,5,7,10 box), the transparency on the front window has had a few bands of black glitter applied with double sided adhesive. The Tag at the top is also made from a transparency that has been stamped with the label stamp and then sandwiched between two nestabilities with the centres cut out.

Supplies: Paper (SU!, Bazzill), Stamps (PTI -Spooky Sweets), Nestabilities, transparencies, Ink (Palette), labels (PTI), ribbon, eyelets

Check out all the other bloghop participants projects at the PTI Forum.


24 comments:

Latisha said...

3 different but fab creations Wow you were busy!

Chris said...

all of your projects are fabulous!!

Claire Brennan said...

Lovely creations - great ideas

Regan said...

Nice job they are all so different but equally lovely!!

Kristie said...

such a great variety. i like the look the inked up cuttlebug gets. must get one....

IamDerby said...

I like all three of these! Nice job

PS your original link (in the text of the message wasnt working... you might want to edit it)

One Creative Life said...

What wonderful projects!!

Kristy Vernon said...

I LOVE your first card. The window shutters are perfect.

Pam said...

Love the shutters!!!

~Pam

Deanna said...

Love the window card... funny I did a window card for the last blog hop (score lines)! Great minds think a like!

Scrapping Julie said...

oooo. awesome. adore the first card!

Kimberly said...

wonderful projects!!! love the window!!

Donelda said...

some excellent ideas here!! I really love the window and I'm sure I'll be borrowing this idea from you in the near future!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love the look of embossed acetate. Your projects are all wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Niki Estes said...

Great cards!! Love your window!

Janette said...

great projects Lisa! I especially like the window card.

ALLY said...

Gorgeous Lisa! Love the card designs and that little treat bag is adorable! Great job on the challenge!

Jenn said...

They all look great! What a fantastic job you did on these.

Katie Renz said...

Wow, all of them are great projects. Great job.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are wonderful!

Kathleen said...

WOW~you have been busy! Love it!

savitri said...

Oh so many projects!!! Very nice!!!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

So cool!! Great projects!!!

Tonniece said...

Great cards, I really like the window card, very clever