Saturday, November 10, 2012

Better Than Acrylic - Snowman Card

Here is a very quick and simple card.  I want to do a few projects showcasing the better than acrylic so you can get a better look at it. I am hoping to get a video put together as well.

This is a 5x7 card.  When embossing the front cover... I used the  Sizzix / Tim Holtz embossing diffuser in the oval shape, so the center would not emboss.
The snowman and the large snowflake on the left are rub ons adhered to the  front of the card.  The small snowflakes are adhered to the inside of card.  Clear gems are placed in the center of a few of the embossed snowflakes.

Inside of card with computer generated sentiment and rub ons.  The upper snowflake did not adhere very well to my cardstock so I used a little glue creating a bit of a mess around it.  It is cheap cardstock so maybe that was the problem with it not adhering very well?  However, it worked amazingly well on the front of the card.

Back of card with a place to write your message.  

Close up... it is hard to get a good picture without the lights glaring on it.  Unfortunately all the pictures have a few shadows.  It is much cuter in person. :) 

By using rub ons on both the front and inside of card it creates a lot of dimension.  Notice how the big snowflake on the left looks like it's right beside the snowman while the ones on the right look farther back.

A little information when using this material to make a card:

1.  Although you cannot tear it by hand ... when you make a tight crease such as the fold of a card... the front and back will separate after opening the card a time or two.  To remedy this I used a hole punch and added ribbon bows to hold the front and back together.  I think is the perfect addition to this card and would probably add anyway.

2.  It embossed Beautifully with crisp and clear details.  No cracking or splitting.

3.  The rub ons adhered perfectly with ease.

In case you missed my first post regarding this material you can get more information  Here

More projects and information coming soon!  TFL!


  1. Really like the look of this card. So unique and special. Are the edges sharp? I would like to see some cricut cuts with this material. Also some alcohol ink to color it a bit? Please! I am so intrigued!!!!

  2. Hi Wende! I am planning some Cricut projects as we speak. :) Surprisingly the edges are not sharp at all...another plus to working with this medium. I hadn't thought of alcohol inks...I actually have some, but never really learned how to use them. I will see what I can come up with.

  3. This product looks awesome. I love what you did with it!

  4. This card looks awesome Lisa! I am loving how your snowflakes look like they are some distance from each other. Really cool and you are just so clever my friend!


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