Thursday, January 23, 2014

CFS Feature: Microbeads and Photo Protectors on Cards




Yes, I'm still loving this Sands of Time set. I cut the "cloud" Bubble Labels die in half lengthwise to use as a border for this card.


Martha Stewart microbeads are glued on top of the "sand" in the hourglass.


On top of the microbeads I have a layer of acrylic. I was pretty stumped for awhile on how to get the acrylic on top. If I stamped on the acrylic, the sand portion of the image would obscure the microbeads. Inking around the edge of the stamp would be too difficult, especially on the ends where the edge meets the sand. So finally I laid the plain acrylic over a stamped hourglass, traced the outline with a permanent marker, and then cut around the traced lines. It looks pretty neat in real life.


This card is interactive! Each layer of the heart die is adhered to its own layer of plastic (left over from a sheet of photo protectors that I cut apart). The music note is also on a layer.


As you flip through the layers of plastic, you uncover the "song" in my heart.

These cards are over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today.

Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

31 comments:

  1. awesome! love the microbeads!

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  2. Such cool cards, Kelly! I love all the thought you put into your fabulous creations!

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  3. What a VERY COOL card! Love those micro beads :)

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  4. Fantastic interactive card! I love it! What adhesive did you use for the pieces on the plastic?

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    1. Hi Lagene! The entire set of plastic is sewn together, but I've used my Scotch ATG to attach it to the card base so I could position it just right. The pieces have tiny amounts of ATG on them too, so don't look perfect from the other side of the plastic. I probably could have used a vellum adhesive if I wanted that to look better. Thanks for your comment!

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  5. Kelly! These are so fantastic. Using the microbeads just rocks and the song of my heart so perfect!

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  6. Love these fun cards - great way to use the microbeads!

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  7. Ooooh the microbeads are FUN Kelly!! Another pair of your ultra creative cards!!

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  8. The microbeads is a perfect touch to the hour glass and using photo protectors for your interactive layered card is so fun!

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  9. LOVE your projects , Kelly! Each one of them is beautifully executed and created with such LOVE! And that heart note is FLIPPING brilliant :)

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  10. Love both of these! The microbeads look so cool in the hourglass. You always put such detail into your cards.....awesome!

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  11. I feel like I say this all the time to you, but it remains true: you are so brilliant and creative!

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  12. As good as that hourglass looks on screen, it must be awe inspiring in real life. Such a good idea. And the layered heart "book" is pure genius.

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  13. Such cool cards! Love those microbeads and I love how you used the die to frame the top and bottom of the card too, and the interactive second card?! FANTASTIC!!!

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! :) Each card is AMAZING! Love the microbeads you used in the first card and I love how you made your second card 'interactive'...soooo cool, Kelly!

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  15. Cool and awesome, Kelly ... the microbeads look fantastic and the interactive song in my heart ... WOW! Anita :)

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  16. Love the way you used the sheet protectors! So creative and perfectly executed.

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  17. These are incredible Kelly! I love the microbeads on the first card...they look so effective and like they really move! And the second one with all the layers is brilliant! Genius!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours and Sketches this week!
    Lizy xx

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  18. You're like a little mad card scientist! Love them both.

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  19. Both your cards are amazing as usual, you are brilliant Kelly!!!

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  20. Oh, these are both fabulous, Kelly! You are so creative!

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  21. Love the Hour glass card..Its so unique!! Shreya loved all your cards!:))

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  22. What a fun hour glass Kelly! I have some micro beads - I'll have to be more creative in using them! (as in I haven't!) and your musical note heart looks lovely over the village scene - another clever design!

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  23. Holy cow--what did I miss in just one day? Love that first card. I have a little canister of microbeads, and have never figured out what to do with them. Well, now I know. And, your song in my heart card--heart stopping. Truly.

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  24. These cards are fabulous!!!!!!!! I love the micro beads, very creative!!!

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  25. OMG you are so clever! I LOVE those micro beads in the hour glass. Such a fun card, Kelly!

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  26. Very fun designs, Kelly the micro beads add a nice dimension.

    Hugs diane

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  27. Amazing use of the Microbeads :)

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  28. Your use of the hourglass stamp is the best that I have seen so far! Such a pretty card, Kelly!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly