Do you know what day it is?  It’s hump day!  Happy Wednesday, ‘Fetti Fans!

Thanks to everyone that has hopped with us so far!  If you missed the hop yesterday, be sure to scroll on down to the post below so you don’t miss a bit of inspiration…or a chance to win!

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Being that it is Wednesday, it’s time for WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS.

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS? It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  Today we’re focusing on ACETATE CARDS, but a variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.

When I first sat down to complete a project for this post, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.  Three things came to mind: acetate cards, square cards (or other than A2) and non-traditional colors combos for fall.  I managed to do a card that actually uses all three of these concepts…

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I started with a piece of thick acetate (that I have been hoarding for quite sometime) and cut it into a 4.25″ square card base (4.25″ x 8.5″).  Why 4.25″ square?…because it will fit into an A2 envelope, which means no additional postage.  I recommend using a thicker acetate sheet, if you can.  Otherwise, common overhead projector acetate sheets will work, but are much more flimsy.

For the front of this card, I stamped the “HELLO pumpkin” from our FOREVER FALL set in black ink on a 2.75″ piece of white cardstock, matted with a piece of gray cardstock.  That panel is adhered to the front of the acetate card with red line tape.  The one downside of acetate (which is also what makes it a fun material to work with) is that it is see through, which means you will be able to see your adhesive from the reverse side of the panel.  To overcome this, you can cut a panel the same size or slightly larger and place it on the opposite side of the acetate.

Because the acetate is see through, I was also able to create another “mat” with the inside cardstock panels that I cut larger (3 3/8″ white square matted with 3.5″ aqua square).

Side view of card…

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As you can see, I stamped pumpkins (also from the FOREVER FALL set) on both the inside and outside of the card.  On the front, I cut out two of the pumpkins and popped up one for added dimension.  To play off the polka dots on the pumpkins, I stamped the pink cardstock panel with the large dots from WHOLE LOTTA DOTS.  I then wrapped black and white baker’s twine around the card three times and double tied a bow…

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I’m looking forward to giving this card to the sweetest lil’ pumpkin I know…my sweet daughter, Ellie…

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Happy Fall, Y’all!

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HELLO PUMPKIN CARD

Stamps: Forever Fall, Whole Lotta Dots

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black; Pumpkin and Olive Dye Ink

Cardstock: White, Gray, Aqua, Pink and Black

Other: Acetate Sheet, Baker’s Twine, Nestabilities Pinked Circle Die, Circle Punches, Dimensional Adhesive

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