Sunday, 17 April 2011

Less is More wk 11 - acetate!

I'm sure the wails and moans from LiMettes could be heard EVERYWHERE this weekend when the new challenge at Less is More was announced... I loathe acetate!  I'm convinced somewhere buried in my craft room there's a sheet of acetate pre-printed with black flourishes, but I've searched for ages and can't find it.  So this is what I ended up making...


Oh the air was BLUE while I was making this!  I decided to die cut a butterfly, but I ran it through the Big Shot and it didn't cut through.  So I ran another piece of acetate through, twice this time, and it still didn't cut through.  So I got another piece and ran it through the Big Shot 6 times... it still didn't cut through... aaaggghh!!!  So I resorted to following the lines that had been partly cut, and cutting it out by hand. Then I embossed it with a little daisy embossing folder that was free with a magazine.  I've sprayed it with lots of Crafter's Companion iridescent glitter spray (not really showing in pic but very shimmery in real life) and added some pearls.

Now I've finished it, I've no idea if it's really clean & simple enough... maybe I've used too much paper?  I don't know, I'm just glad to have it done!  The most annoying thing is after all that effort, you can't really see the sparkly acetate properly in the pic anyway - all seems a bit pointless lol!

57 comments:

TAM said...

Fabulous card - that butterfly may have given you grief but it's turned out beautiful

Jen said...

I Love it ( but it does have a butterfly on it lol)
Jx

Ruth said...

What a beautiful delicate butterfly!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the very pretty butterfly, so worth the hastle.

Donna x

Jenny said...

Looks just great on your blog, such a pretty delicate design. I'm sure the shimmer makes it look even better IRL :)
Jenny x

Fiona said...

Lisa...it's gorgeous...you obviously have more patience than me cos I started an acetate card....and now it's in the bin!!

fi
x

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is beautiful, Lisa! I'd love to know what butterfly die you used, I've been looking to get a new one. I never work with Acetate either, I need to become more adventurous!

jackid said...

Lisa it's beautiful love the butterfly but can imagine the colour of the air as you where doing it lol
I love the papers too lovely delicate colour well done
Jacki xx

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS,I love the acetate butterfly!!!
xx

martina's kaartjes said...

this is one fantastic card ! greetings, martina
x

Amanda said...

Hi Lisa, the card is lovely and the butterfly does look sparkly. Never used acetate and after hearing your thought not sure I will try lol.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card. I also struggle with cutting acetate with the Bigshot. Sometimes it works if you put a piece of card over the acetate and cut both out together (making sure you alter the tabs if neccessary!)
Sandra

Chrissie said...

Well all I can say in our defence is that
a)we do like to give you a real challenge
b)the fabulous work which has emerged from being truly challenged is nothing less than stunning!
This is FABULOUS!
The butterfly, despite its difficult metamorphosis is beautiful and worth all the effort, the card as a whole is exquisite!
Thanks for your perseverance Lisa!
Now go and have a lie down!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Squirrel x said...

Stunning hun! I wonder if you used the same soap that I did for washing away the bad words I used for this challenge ..... Sxxx

Di said...

Lovely card Lisa. The butterfly is beautiful. I wonder if it would cut better if you put it between 2 sheets of paper?

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow the butterfly is amazing and matches perfectly with your card.

Marie

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful card, well worth all the hassle :o)
Jackie xx

Debs M said...

the butterfly is gorgeous! if you hadn't said i would have had no idea it was such hard work! x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lisa. Next time you try to use die cut acetate layer a piece of paper on top, so it cuts through paper before it gets to the acetate. Gosh I hope that made sense!
luv
Debby

Dori said...

gosh that's really beautiful, no I couldn't get the acetate to cut either. love the sound of the sheeny shiny spray stuff, going to hunt for that one! xx

Louise said...

Wow, Lisa, this is stunning! All that effort was definitely worth it :)

Lisa said...

It was definitely worth the blue air.... love the butter fly, really gorgeous. xxx

Karen said...

Your card is beautiful! and very clean and simple xxxx

Sue said...

It was worth the effort Lisa. It's a beautiful card, the butterfly is stunning. Sue.x

Janette said...

I'd be over the moon with this, it's stunning and the Butterfly was more than worth the effort, gorgeous Lisa.xxx

Claire x said...

Love this Lisa - it may have been traumatic, but its brilliant. Hugs, Claire x

Craftilicious said...

definately worth the frustration - its "sheer" genious!

Anonymous said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful; I can see the sparkl/shimmery butterfly perfectly! The whole design is perfect! xx

Viv said...

It's a lovely card well done, love that butterfly too! I think a few of us said a few choice words this week on seeing the word acetate lol :O) Viv xx

Liz, said...

This is superb Lisa, love it!

Liz x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Oh I love your card.

Your acetate butterfly is gorgeous.

Sounds like most of blogland are having grief with acetate this week!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful butterfly, well worth the effort!
Helen x

Mandi said...

Did you run it through with a piece of paper too? I find it helps
your card is stunning, despite the mood you will have been in!
Thanks Lisa
mandi
Less is More

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card - great layout

Jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Jo x

Sue said...

Hi hun
bottle anadin need this week eh, lol, your card is beautiful, the flutterby is stunning, sue,x

Jan said...

Fabulous card xx Jan

Susan said...

Lisa, that butterfly is absolutely gorgeous...as is the card!

Donna said...

I'd never have guessed the air was blue for this card Lisa, its absolutely stunning and the butterfly detail is amazing :) Donna x

mustavcoffee said...

Totally fabulous and well worth the tears, it's wonderful, did I say that I love it? :0) xxx

melsanford said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The butterfly is so pretty :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Little Snippets said...

Very pretty card Lisa. Well worth the effort! x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa that is stunning, a really gorgeous card. with hugs Shirleyx

GoonerGirl said...

Stylish,Elegant and Beautiful ..Chrissieann x

Faye said...

I feel your pain. I do not like acetate. But this is just beautiful, very, very nice. xxx

Suzi B said...

I like everything about this card...esp that butterly :)

Suze Bain said...

Lovely card Lisa, very delicate. x

Michelle said...

Gorgous card and the butterfly is so stunning love it.

Hugs
Michelle

Aileen said...

Your card is stunning despite your butterfly troubles!! x

Lynne said...

Fabulous! Really love this one, such a pretty butterfly.
Lynne xxx

Sarah said...

Its a beautiful card. I also tried die cutting a butterfly but on my Cuttlebug and the da**n thing just wouldn't cut. You've more patience than me, I binned mine! Sarah

Debgem said...

I think it's clean and simple. The backing paper is so delicate in colour and pattern, and the butterfly is just gorgeous. It's fabulous!!

Made by Mandy said...

This is sooo gorgeous, the colours are soft and muted and your butterfly IS worth the hard work.

I think though, to be totally honest you NEED to sent it to me so I can inspect how glittery it is IRL :)

Love Mandy xxx

Kathyk said...

LOVELY card and your butterfly's simply gorgeous

Kathyk

Craftdee said...

Perfectly clean and simple! The butterfly is gorgeous, but I know you never feel the same about the ones that cause you such grief! We don't have that prejudice and can appreciate it just for it's beauty! Dee

coldwaters2 said...

Lol, I think this looks totally wonderful Lisa even though you had a few problems with the acetate, lol, love the papers and design a classy clean and simple card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

yep, very elegant! Your butterfly turned out perfectly, could not tell you had a hard time with him :-) Happy Easter to you and your family!