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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Acrylic Art

Good morning all.

Well last night was spent on the edge of my seat watching Liverpool playing football, never before have I seen a game go to 15 penalties to each team before a winner was declared!!

I was hunting for something last week when I came across some acrylic art pieces which have been lurking around unused for many a year (at least 5 or 6!). I decided it was time I took the plunge and used a piece...why, why, why have I not done so before now!!

I stamped the image with Stazon (stamp from my set of Anita's stamps) and coloured with gel pens, then stamped over with embossed ink and added some sparkly EP and heat embossed. I used red EP around the sides to make a border then stuck it to a Spellbinder die cut. Papers are from Kaisercraft and Dovecraft. Ribbon, twine and tag are from my stash.
Of course I had to finish the inside!

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle - anything goes with glitter, EP or flock
Die Cut Divas - new things (first time using acrylic art)
WOW embossing powder - my favourite (although new this could easily become a favourite!)
Holly Jolly Christmas - ribbon or lace


  1. Carol this is beautiful, a real classic Christmas card. The wreath looks amazing on the acrylic. I also have these lurking about, not ever been used! Oh my word, that match last night! After about the 10th penalty kick I couldn't take the tension any more so got up and went to sit in the kitchen, put my fingers in my ears and hummed because I was in such a state! My husband came through when it was over with a big grin on his face! My poor little heart took about an hour to calm down! Michelle x

  2. Fantastic card, love it. It's amazing what we can create when we go rummaging.


  3. Fabulous Holiday card. Love all the sparkle and the pops of red. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  4. WOW this looks fabulous Carol, I love the gorgeous colours and design.
    Linda xxx

  5. Hi Carol, your card is stunning, I love the sparkle and the wonderful festive look, Kate x

  6. Oh wow Carol this is awesome that central image is beautiful so are the wonderful papers, I love this so much. I have some of those acrylic shapes Carol I have had them for about the same amount of time as well, lol, I keep finding them and putting them away maybe I should also have ago......if I can find them, lol.
    lorraine x

  7. This is a fabulous card Carol, it's amazing what we have lurking in our stash isn't it!

  8. Gorgeous card Carol!
    I found some acrylic pieces today as well as more Stampbord. I didn't know you could heat emboss it - something to try once I've sorted the rooms out so thank you for sharing Karen x

  9. What a lovely Christmas card! The acrylic piece is beautiful and I love the sparkle. Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge! xo

  10. I don't think I've ever used a piece of acrylic art before. A fabulous card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas. So glad to see you again.

  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September and my Patterned Paper September challenge - hope to see you again soon (this time I got it right!) x

  12. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x


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