Saturday, July 30, 2011

Attention Card Makers!

One of the most rewarding things about going to CHA is getting to see products first hand. As we all know, products look different in person than they do on the computer. don't always get the "jist" of the product by just seeing it online. The items from our newest vendor, Susan Louise, fall into this category. I heard about this company from a fellow store owner in Wisconsin, but I just didn't fully appreciate the line of products until I saw them in person.

Like this card? It was made in about 5 minutes!

Let me explain how it works. The images come on clear acetate sheets that look like this...

1. Choose a background paper for your image. Lighter papers work best because they make the image pop.
2. Using scissors, cut the image you want from the clear sheet.
3. Cut a window in your card to "frame" the image. This can be done with punches, templates, Silhouette or any of the basic shape dies by Lifestyle Crafts/Spellbinders/Sizzix. Make sure the window is big enough for the image to show through. (tip: make sure your image and background paper are cut bigger than your window...this allows you to glue everything down properly) If you like to ink edges, go ahead and ink the edges of your window.
4. Layer your card window on top...then your clear image behind it...then the background paper.

That's it...SO very simple!

Or...if you want to make it even easier...simply cut your image and attach it to your card with brads or eyelets. Inking the edges of the acetate will give it a more stylish look.

If you're a visual person like me...come in the store and check out the seahorse card on display. Touch it, feel it and see for yourself how very nice these images look on a finished card.

Here are more images for you to enjoy :)

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