Friday, May 22, 2020

creating a clear card with nuvo drops

Have you ever made a see through card? Acetate makes it really easy and I think adding Nuvo Drops makes it extra cool!
First let's chat about acetate for a second...

I've tried a handful of different acetates for creating clear & shaker cards and so far my favorite is the Essentials by Ellen Crystal Clear Plastic Sheets. It's comes in 8-1/2 x 11 sheets which is perfect for cutting into cards. The weight is also heavy enough to be a card base but not so heavy that you can't cut with a paper trimmer or die cuts. And it cuts cleanly, with no ragged edges, which not all acetate does.
To create this card, I used low-tack tape to mask off a rectangle on the front of my acetate card. Then I applied Nuvo Crystal Drops in a rainbow and spread them with a squeegee.

The Nuvo Crystal Drops are opaque on cardstock but are more transparent on the acetate. When I write a message on the inside of my card, it will show through just a bit creating a fun look!

You can see more about the making of this card in my quick video tutorial...

By the way...if you are here for Ardyth, Kathya & Jenny's celebration video hop, there are lots of great prizes so leave a comment on my YouTube video to be entered to win!

And you can find the whole hop list on Ardyth's blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lisa said...

OH MY GOSH! I love love love this. Like, hard. And I'm going to have to go smear all the things onto acetate now. Your videos always make me smile, just like a Laura Bassen video. HIgh, and well deserved, praise!

donna mikasa said...

Clearly, this is so cool, Carly! Great video and tutorial. said...

Had to come over from the blog hop and tell you how much I was delighted to see this idea!! I have so many Nuvo drops and am using them, one squeeze of a drop at a time and am feeling like I have neglected their use! This was a great inspiration and so beautifully executed!! I too will watch not to put my fingers into it till it dries but am for sure going to use this idea!! Thanks for all your tips!! A delightful card!!