Clearly Inspired Blog Hop

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We hope you are "Clearly Inspired" to get creative with the amazing Clear Scraps products.
As the Clear Scraps Design Team we know how fun it is to work with acrylic and want it to be fun and easy for you too, so hop along with Clear Scraps today and find your acrylic inspiration!


I used an Acrylic ATC on this card as my main embellishment.  It's a simple little piece of acrylic but because it's clear I was able to add a whole lot of layers to it.  I painted the back of it teal and then scratched some of it off.  Then I painted the back again with brown.   I added a brown (StazOn) ink border around the edge and some brown rub-ons for sentiments and images on the front.   A few brown pearls and it's all done.  Ready for Mother's Day. 
Leave me a comment here and then carry on with the Blog hop.
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13 comments:

Kray said...

Very pretty! And I love how you scratched off part of the paint and painted over with another color! Love it!

Tonya said...

cute card Cathy, but what is even CUTER is your new hair cut! Phheeeeeet Pheeeewwwww!

Jolanda said...

I never thought of using an acrylic for my ATC´! Love the double color and the dots on the branch. Thanks for the inspiration!

Reilly / Bree said...

This is wonderful - almost has the look of aged brass or copper with a patina. Great idea

Bev said...

wow! LOVE the scratching off and painting another colour idea! Mother's Day cards are on my TO DO list TODAY =)

Heidi Kelley said...

This is SO CUTE. WOnderful work, Cathy!

HoldenOn2Love said...

I love love love the weathered look of it! Very awesome! Thanks for the tip!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card. Great idea on the paint layers!

Hollyk said...

Cute card, love how you did it.

Kelly Massman said...

Love this! This would be perfect for a masculine card, too!

Tigerberry said...

I never thought to do this. I am soooooo looking forward to trying your idea on a new card or LO. Thanks.

Lyneen said...

Love the technique of painting and scratching some of the paint off... it looks GREAT... TFS!

thekolbes said...

Wow, that is awesome. I have never used acrylic and am getting so many neat idea's from this hop. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower
Trish
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