Sunday 23 July 2017

see through card

The Challenge over at Less is More this week is: anything but stamps.

My first card was a strip of washi tape which is called color your own washi, but it's not alcohol marker proof, so I thought what if I make a panel on vellum or acetate, color that and put the washi on top?

I cut a strip of acetate, not a very sturdy one, I would suggest a thicker one, but hey...I scribbled on different colors or marker and then spritzed it with alcohol, so the colors would move and mingle and create a watercolor effect. Heat set it and then I loved it so much as it was I didn't want to cover it with said washi tape...

So I cut the front of the card base to accommodate the "window"and then cut the same for the inside, but from thinner card. This way you won't see any  red sticky tape and or how it was assembled.

For the sentiment I used Simon Says Stamps small hello die. I cut it from black card with Stick it on the back so it becomes a sticker and applied it above the "window".

For more information on the Less is More challenge, or to play along, see this


  1. What a creative and beautiful design! The acetate panel is simply gorgeous, and the whole card has a really pleasing clean feel to it. A super make - well done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  2. Simply SPLENDID! Such pretty and delicate colours using this technique too


  3. Beautiful card. Love your use of colours.
    See you soon

  4. Wow Maaike this is simply stunning. Great idea, great technique and perfect made.
    Hugs Claudia

  5. Wow, stunning! I need to try this! It never came to my mind to add color to acetate using alcohol and markers. What a fun idea and with striking results. Thanks for joining us at Less is More!