Monday, October 1, 2012

Challenge #17: Acetate or Transparencies

Happy Monday and welcome to October!  Cannot believe October is already starting.  Charissa here with a new challenge for you!  I want to challenge you to use acetate or transparencies on a layout, card, or other project.  So many times we get these adorable transparencies in collection kits and find them a challenge to use, so hopefully we can give you some ideas to put them to use.  But it doesn’t end with those patterned transparencies; there are many other transparent products out there.  I have used the plastic acetate backing that comes with cling and clear stamps before on a project!  The possibilities are endless, so try out those clear products and see what you can come up with! 

A scrappy hero of mine, Shimelle, did a tutorial video showing how you could use a transparency to make a double sided page.  I loved the idea and was so inspired!! I used a patterned transparency from Fancy Pants to create this double sided page with photos of my little princesses.  I just made sure that all elements on the pages had a copy on the other side so you can't see anything sticking behind.

To back the number 3, I used one of the acetate sheets that came with a background cling stamp.  I stitched it on and then adhered some patterned paper behind it.

I love how Charity attached her 3M transparency (yes, the type you can get at the office supply store) with black brads that match her enamel accents in black and how she put rub-ons actually on the transparency.  Genius!


Amber used the packaging from a round punch to make this adorable snowman shaker card!  What a great way to use up material that would normally just be tossed/recycled - make a snow globe of sorts.  Super cute!!

Erica made this absolutely darling luminary with a Halloween theme.  How adorable are those ghosts and the kitty in the pumpkin? And the acetate works perfectly to let you see the background inside.  This would be stunning with a tea light in it(electric of course!).

Kristy used this stunning SU window sheet (a printed acetate) to create this gorgeous card.  The window sheet has the tree printed on it (many transparencies at office supply stores can be run through printers to add an image) and allows the stripe to show through.  

Judy made this gorgeous and peaceful layout using a printed transparency as part of her layering.  It shows how a transparency can be used in place of patterned paper in many cases to add depth and interest to your project!

Hope we have inspired you to try out those clear transparencies and other acetate items.  I can't wait to see what you make this week!!  Our random winner will be getting this set of goodies from Studio Calico.

If you want to join in and submit an entry to our challenge use our linky tool down below to link up your photo! The deadline for this Challenge is Saturday, October 13th. Please let us know in the comments if you have any questions or problems. has chosen Jessica N. as the winner of challenge #16 with lucky number 31!
Jessica! Your layout is adorable!
Please e-mail us at and Heather will get your prize right to you!

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1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog.
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
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Jessica Navarro said...

Love this new challenge although I'm a bit confused. It says the deadline to submit is Sept. 29th, but that has passed???

Also, I am SOOOO excited to be the random winner from challenge #16! Yeah! Can't wait to play along with this challenge.

Unknown said...

Oh sorry totally didnt edit that part of the post! The deadline is October 13th

Erica Bass said...

It's fixed now! Sorry about the confusion!

Beeceecreativity said...

i did this page the other day for my Thursday post but forgot to link it until the reminder today.. great fun even if my transparent double punched butterfly is small. Great accent to add to my page.