Sunday, 6 May 2018

Red Wine Card, Embossed Acetate, 8x8

There's a little story behind this card.

It's the reason why this embossed acetate layer was added in the first place...  although I have to admit that I think I actually quite like it.

What is it they say?  Necessity is the Mother of Invention?

You see, this is yet another 8x8 card that hubby had asked me to make for him for work - with not an awful lot of notice for someone who was already juggling a few projects at the time.

The brief?

Turning 60, male, likes wine and photography.

So I said yes knowing full well it would be a quick card.  Super quick in fact, as I have to make another with the same brief for the following week.

So long story short...  found a picture online (eventually), printed it out on to copy paper to check the size, then wanted to print on to photography paper.

The problem was we were low on ink and it's not due to be delivered in time and I'm not going out to get some.

So I hope for the best and print out a copy...  only to find those dreaded stripes running all across the image.

Do you know the ones I mean?

That's why I came up with a design with embossed acetate.

It hides those lines and you would never know!

How good is that?!!


Hope this little tip helps somebody out some day...

Donna. x


  1. Beautiful and creative card, Donna. I love how you fixed your lines. A good trick to remember. I think it is the perfect card for a 60 year old guy wine lover. TFS Hugs...

  2. You've certainly met hubby's brief with this great wine photograph card, Donna, and you came up with a brilliant solution to your frustrating printing situation with the lines! Thanks for the tip!! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Big, huge thanks to you, Darnell. Xxx

  3. Well would never have know! why you used acetate Donna, great trick..I would have used my pens or ink lol.
    Another great card.
    Hugs Pam x

    1. I was limited by my choice of ‘big enough to use’ embossing folders, but any pattern should do the trick! Yet another reasonable to love using acetate!
      Thanks, Pam. X