Before I saw the programme, I made this card. The topper is stuck onto vellum, which adds a beautiful, delicate quality to the card. (Think, 'wedding invitation'). So this is just a folded A4 card with vellum stuck on the top, which is why there is a line of Christmas trees at the top, to hide the double sided tape (the only drawback with vellum and acetate is that you can see whatever you use to stick it down with).
But having watched the television yesterday, I rushed down and made this:I folded a sheet of beautiful A4 pink pearlised card in half, and cut off a lot of the front, leaving only 5cm remaining. Then I cut a sheet of A5 acetate and stuck it inside, then a sheet of A5 paper. This is actually wrapping paper, but the colouring is perfect. Then of course I made the topper with the cupcake on it and stuck it on. Not bad for five minutes work!
After that I was on a roll:This card was completely free to make, using papers downloaded from the internet, a stamp I already have, and again, putting acetate over the paper. I stared at this for quite a while, and then...
I've used a beautiful semi-shiny card, that is bronze colour on the outside, and white on the inside. I've used the same border punch to trim it, as above. I've printed a beautiful autumn leaf design onto vellum. It almost looks embossed and is highly strokable! I've embossed the little flower emblem and attached it onto photographic paper with a contrasting design on it. I love this card and it'll be a while before I can bring myself to part with it.
So yes, I'm now obsessed with acetate and vellum. The only limit is your own imagination. I don't mind making Christmas cards, if that's what's involved.
Have a good weekend, everyone.