Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Splitcoast Tutorial: Acetate Tent Cards

It's my turn to share a tutorial over on Splitcoast! I put together the instructions for these clear fronted Tent Cards, and I had a lot of fun making these samples.

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders
Spellbinders Balloon Kids
Spellbinders Classic Ovals
The Cat's Pajamas Grass Border die
Impression Obsession B13775 So Very Loved

I just adore these silhouette dies from Spellbinders, along with their creator, Sharyn Sowell... did you know she cuts each design by hand with scissors? I don't have the eyesight or patience for that, so I'm grateful that they've been made into dies for us! 

Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Ovals - discontinued
Spellbinders Dance for Joy
The Cat's Pajamas Grass Border die
Impression Obsession C13769 Happy Thoughts

I have instructions for A2 cards both ways in the photo tutorial - for any size card, you can determine the width, and then for the length, add the height of your finished card + 1-3/4" + 2-1/2".

The plastic sheeting I used here is the same that I use for my stamp storage, and I get it from this binding supply site - I use the 20 mil weight and it's very sturdy.

I used these adhesive sheets for the die cuts on the front - they are covered in tiny dots of dry adhesive, and they're wonderful for these detailed designs. Any excess just rubs away - or if it sticks to the plastic, it can be removed with just a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab.

One more product I mentioned are the label sheets I used to make my striped backgrounds - those are HERE, and they're the same ones I use for my Etsy orders, so I know they're good and strong!

I hope you'll try these - they're easy to make and great for using up background panels!

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. BEAUTIFUL WORK, Dina! I LOVE those silhouettes! No, I DIDN'T KNOW that Sharyn cut these images by hand! SUCH TALENT! You did a FABULOUS JOB with them! LOVE your Tent Cards & THANK YOU for the links! (I also LOVE the Artist-Tac! ) ;)

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