I decided to use the half-sheet of transparency left over from yesterday's card to make several more cards, just using pieces of it. Some of these cards were, um, ugly. But I stamped a big background stamp (wood grain from Hero Arts) in brown on the transparency and used it successfully on three different cards. For two of them, I used punches and layered.
And yes, I made these cards for Valentine's Day.
Pretty cool, eh? On the top one, I scored the middle of the heart so it would add some dimension. Bling hides the glue dots that hold the transparent punches on both cards. I like how the transparencies add shine and a hint of dimension without bulk.
Several of you asked if I stamped on the outside or inside of the transparencies. The ink is on top in all my transparency cards because I liked the look better, but you do have the option. The effect is subtly different if you flip the transparency over. There's less sense of dimension.
I also like how the use of wood grain over hearts implies that love is natural, withstands the test of time, weathers well. It's a bit unexpected, but feels right.
So pull out those transparencies and get punchy!
stamps: Papertrey Heart Prints, Hero Arts wood grain background
ink: Staz-On timber brown, SU real red, Memento chocolate
paper: Papertrey white, SU purely pom or regal rose, not sure
accessories: heart punch, rhinestones, heart rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots, corner rounder