I am a little bit excited about this post today! I tried this technique and it worked like a dream first time – and as anyone who crafts even just a little bit will tell you – that doesn’t happen very often!
I have used some digital files and printable transparencies to create my own acetate sheets to co-ordinate with the Echo Park This & That Charming Collection.
This and That Charming Mini Cards
These cards were created using mainly the 6×6 paper pad, chipboard, and the Primer and Yardsticks papers.
Once I had the transparencies printed they were easy to cut with my trimmer and really become the feature of these very simple cards. The buttons from the chipboard set are a great little accent and I cut words using Spellbinders from the Primer paper.
Overlays/transparencies are pretty hot in the scrapbooking world, but it’s really easy to make your own – and with awesome companies like Echo Park and Pink Paislee releasing digital versions of their products – it’s easy too.
All you need to do is use ANY graphics program to create a page using the digital images and print using your home printer.
If you are under 30 you might well have no clue what OHP transparencies are – but they are basically acetate sheets that you printed your presentations onto to show on an overhead projector – in the olden days before laptops were invented! Try looking for them in the bargain bin in your stationary store – though most will still have them for sale individually too.
PS – PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO SEND YOU THESE FILES.
They are protected by Copyright and the links in the post above will direct you to where you can buy them.