Festive Friday: Faux Frosted Acrylic

Jun 1, 2018 | Congratulations Cards | 3 comments

Festive Friday: Faux Frosted Acrylic

Jun 1, 2018 | Congratulations Cards | 3 comments

Looking for a way to get that acrylic sign look in your card designs?

It’s a trend that’s heating up this summer, and sure to stick around for at least the next year or two – acrylic, acrylic, acrylic! What does it look like? Here’s a sample from Pinterest:

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How can we achieve this look? There’s two choices for base layers in papercrafting – window sheets (acetate, which is like super thin acrylic), or vellum (for a frosted look).

For Festive Friday Challenge #FF0009, I opted for vellum!

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Using vellum can be a challenge, but when used strategically, it really adds a punch to a project without much else! Today’s project can be completed in just a few short steps. 

Of course, this project ticks the “die cut” part of the new Festive Friday challenge, and with the somewhat “generic” sentiment and masculine elements and colors, this card could easily be used for Father’s Day too! Looks like this is another “and” example for you 🙂

For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0009). Featuring: Wood Textures DSP, Celebrate You Thinlits. #nicolewatt #pmretreat #stampinup #celebrate #acrylic #frosted #handstamped

If you’re loving this color combo, here’s a Coordination Card for you to pin!

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For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0009). Featuring: Wood Textures DSP, Celebrate You Thinlits. #nicolewatt #pmretreat #stampinup #celebrate #acrylic #frosted #handstamped