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Video: Layering with Acetate Spotlight Scene Card

by Nichol Spohr November 26, 2018 24 Comments

Hello stampers! Today I'm sharing a spotlight scene card created with a layer of acetate. Acetate is a great way to add a stamped layer "window" whether you choose to make the card a shaker or not. I opted to keep this card free of shaker material but with a few adjustments it could become a shaker card easily!

Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions for how I created this card:

(If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

I started with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 piece of smooth white cardstock that I painted with Blue Glimmer Metallic Ink, Pewter Glimmer Metallic Ink, and Black Liquid Watercolor. I added a bit of water to the inks prior to painting to help them blend a easier and go a bit further.

I set the panel aside to completely air dry while I stamped images from the Bundle Up Stamp Set and Home For The Holidays Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. The images were colored in with Copic Markers and die cut with the coordinating Bundle Up Frame Cuts and Home For the Holidays Frame Cuts.

Picket Fence Distress Paint was watered down and flicked over the painted panel with a small paintbrush to add "falling snow". The panel was again set aside to completely air dry.

Nuvo Crystal Crops in White Blizzard was added to he windows and snow on the houses. A white pen was used to add detail and highlights to the images.

The painted panel was die cut using a Nesting Oval Infinity Die, keeping both the frame and the oval to create a "spotlight". The oval was adhered directly to a white side fold card base. The houses and trees were adhered to the oval as shown to build the background scene. Footprints from the Home For The Holidays Stamp Set were stamped with Soft Pool Ink.

A piece of Hero Arts Acetate was trimmed to 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" and stamped with sentiments from the Bundle Up Stamp Set and Peace Love Joy Stamp Set using Cotton White Staz On Ink. Snowflakes from the Home For the Holiday Stamp Set were added to the acetate window as well. The acetate was placed behind the frame and adhered to the card base with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension.

The girl, squirrel, tree stump, and acorns were adhered to the front of the spotlight window panel finishing off the illusion of depth. 

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope this has inspired you to try adding stamped acetate to your next project!





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24 Responses

Pamellia
Pamellia

December 03, 2018

You are wonderfully creative!! I am ordering both the stamp sets! Thank you for sharing your creative talent!

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

December 03, 2018

Soooo cute

Debbie P
Debbie P

December 01, 2018

Great card,love it.

Kathy R
Kathy R

December 01, 2018

Love this card, enjoyed video too. Would love to have this stamp set.

conniecrafter
conniecrafter

November 28, 2018

Oh my goodness this scene is just spectacular!! Wonderful coloring and so love the dimension and all the little touches you gave to it, makes it an outstanding card!

Karen
Karen

November 28, 2018

I love the recessed window! Great dimension! Thank you for your inspiration!

Lagene
Lagene

November 27, 2018

Awesome card, I love the acetate overlay on the window!

Colleen Howell
Colleen Howell

November 27, 2018

This is so adorable, love it

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

November 27, 2018

What a great card. Brilliant image of girl collecting logs in front of log cabin and snowflakes. x

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

November 27, 2018

wonderful card! great colors, great image, great scene!

maria f.
maria f.

November 27, 2018

WHAT a project! A work of art. Love your color choices. And coloring.

Monica
Monica

November 27, 2018

Cute card as always, Nicol. I love the recessed window! I love the realistic look of the winter village. What a cute card!!.. I can’t wait to see what the entire kit looks like!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

November 27, 2018

Super cute card!!

Debbie
Debbie

November 27, 2018

Absolutely a beautiful card. Its a great idea.

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

November 27, 2018

Absolutely adorable! Great tips.

patricia and phjillip posk
patricia and phjillip posk

November 27, 2018

just cute as a bugs ear. Too adorable and I wish I lived in one of those houses and the whole scene is so homey and cozy. Loved the painting and all the colors ……..your one of the best.

Helen
Helen

November 27, 2018

This is such a sweet card, Nichol. Your video is so helpful for viewing a detailed tutorial on how to use acetate for a more dimensional scene. Thanks for sharing both the card and video.

Harmony Rose Lane
Harmony Rose Lane

November 26, 2018

This is a spectacular card! I have this stamp, and you’ve inspired me to craft harder! You truly are the Queen of Scenes!

Katherine
Katherine

November 26, 2018

Absolutely SUPER CUTE ) We needed something different.

Josmary
Josmary

November 26, 2018

Such an awesome card the coloring is amazing. I cant wait to get these two stamp sets they are on my wish list.

Henriétte
Henriétte

November 26, 2018

What a great card Nichol, I loved every stap on the way. Thanks also for the great tip how to remove something from the acetate when it is wrong.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

November 26, 2018

What a beautiful card! I enjoyed watching you work on the video! the layering of image is so effective! Thank you!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 26, 2018

Wow!! Awesome work for a wonderful scene!!

Em
Em

November 26, 2018

I love this technique. What a wonderful scene…so beautifully designed and perfectly colored.