Send it Clear and Count your blessings
January 24, 2012
Good morning Clear Scraps friends!
Today, I wanted to show you another Send it Clear card debuting this year from Clear Scraps 2012 New Release. This design is called Bellgrave.
Clear Scraps new acrylic cards can be used for more than just creating cards, in this card featuring Belgrave I chose to create a desk décor item with a mini built in monthly calendar.
I started off by using an embossing template to distress the front flaps of the card. I then cut out pattern paper and applied Gesso to it, immediately placing it on the back flap facing the front of the card. This acts as a gluing medium as well as helping to illuminate the embossed impressions on the acrylic.
Since I turned this into a miniature decor item, I used my crop o' dile to create ribbon holes to attach my card together.
When you open the card up, it has a motivational message, some stamping, and a sweet calendar on the right inside flap.
I found a free calendar at about.com, printed it off, and cut out the months as uniformly as possible (I am terrible at that!) then adhered them together along the top only using Best Creations Rubber Cement. It took 3 applications of rubber cement, but it will act kind of like a sticky note, allowing my husband to tear away one month at a time.
For the photo on the left flap, I added foam dots behind it to match the thickness of the right flap, so when this is closed, the front of the card matches up nicely.
I wonder what else you could use these gorgeous clear cards for? Could you imagine this on a scrapbook page? Until next time, hope you have a wonderful day.
What a stunning card!
Posted by: Pinky | January 24, 2012 at 06:37 AM
This is such a wonderful gift idea! Love the sentiment
Posted by: Dawnll | January 24, 2012 at 08:15 AM
Posted by: adora | January 24, 2012 at 08:54 AM
This is beautiful!
Posted by: conniemelancon | January 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM