Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Count your blessings

Good morning my friends, today I'm up on the Clear Scraps Blog again. :) :) :)

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 since the inside had more going on that usual.
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.
Leah C
Acrylic: Clear Scraps Belgrave Card
Patterned Paper: JilliBean Soup
Stamp: Love, Elsie
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink; Ranger Alcohol Ink
Rub-ons: Hambly Screen Prints; Lasting Impressions
Ribbon: Michael’s
Paint: Bob Ross Gesso
Alpha Stickers: Adorn It
Border Stickers: Crate Paper; Ki Memories; My Minds Eye
Marker: Copics (YR18)
Glue: Beacons 3-in-1; Scotch ATG; Best Test Rubber Cement; Recollections Foam Dots
Tools: Zutter ½” Round it all; We R Memory Keepers Crop O’ Dile; CuttleBug; Provocraft Embossing Template
Other: Free printable 2012 Calendar from about.com
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  1. Ohhhhhhh I just love love love love this!!!!! Great design and loving the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Love this!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my post :)

  3. Such an awesome calendar! Love the pictures inside and all the papers are gorgeous! xx

  4. Leah this is wonderful! Love this gift idea. I also learned about gesso being an adhesive, I didn't know that, I will certainly use it different now.
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my piece this week.
    I was so emotional about putting it up and sharing this "experiment" for everyone to see.
    Have a sweet week


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