Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Four Seasons Challenge - Spring

Happy 1st Day of March and Happy Mardi Gras!  Today begins a new challenge month at The Four Seasons Challenge and the theme has changed to SPRING.  

For my design team project, I've used the large Feathered Lily from Altenew to create a 5x7 Card.  This stamp set is part of a Craft Your Life Project Kit and I've decided to try a technique that I often forget...Heat Embossing on Acetate.

I've stamped the image on Heat Resistant Acetate and embossed with fine detail gold power.  Without moving the stamp from my Misti Stamp Positioner, I stamped the image again on a white card mat and stenciled the color on.

I've cut a large aperture in the case base and black mat, then adhered the embossed acetate piece so it matches perfectly with the image stamped on the inside.

To tidy up the Acetate edge, I die cut a frame from a stitched retangle die.  Viola!  Complete!  The trick to embossing on acetate is using Heat Resistant Acetate and generously apply anti-static powder before stamping with the watermark ink.

Please join us this month at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  We would love to see your Spring Inspired projects.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


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  1. OH WOW ... what a fabulous technique ... looks AMAZING! Fabulous springtime inspiration and beautiful overall design! THANKS! Have a wonderful week! Oh heck ... why not have a wonderful month instead! LOL

  2. Wow, a gorgeous Springtime card and the heat embossing on the vellum is beautiful, I LOVE your Springtime card! I am so happy we moved into Spring at Four Seasons, aren't you??

  3. This is stunning, Donna. Your cards always inspire me.
    Have a blessed week!

  4. Your coloring is grand. Love those colors on the leaves. A beautiful card. [Bunny]

  5. Wow great design and nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  6. A stunning card Donna - love the embossing on acetate - that is amazing.
    Thanks you for sharing this beauty with us at Word Art Wednesday
    Stay safe
    Maxine WAW DT

  7. Your card is GORGEOUS Donna, thank you for sharing your NBUS with us this month

    Guest DT member for March

  8. A beautiful card Donna with lovely details, design and texture. Thank you for linking with us at TRy it on Tuesdays.

  9. What a fabulous card, Donna! Love the way it opens up to reveal the full image. Gorgeous colors and so perfect for spring! Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  10. You made such beautiful details on this card. I love the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely texture with us at Try It On Tuesday. hugs-Erika

  11. This is really incredible, Donna, and I can only imagine how sensational it looks in person! I bought some of that heat-resistant acetate years ago and haven't touched it since (hangs head in shame). Thank you for inspiring me and everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  12. This technique is so effective. I love your finished card, just brilliant xx

  13. Wow how incredibly clever. Thanks for joining us at Ikes World Challenges

  14. Beautiful card. I love the embossing, it's so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations and good luck Jayne DT

  15. What a fabulous card a lot of work I'm sure to make this beauty but well worth it. Such fantastic techniques and its definitely frame worthy.



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