clearly thankful

Jen (aka genie1314) posted a challenge today to ONLY use clear acrylic stamps! WAHOOOOOOO! Where do I start? I have just about every MFT stamp set made (happy dance).

When I FIRST tried acrylic stamps I have to say in all honesty I HATED un mounted images PERIOD! Acrylix, cling or ezmount- I was like yuck too much work.

WOW how times change people. The more I used them the more I grew to love them. I even prefer UM now! I love no trimming for the most part. The storage is HUGE No worries how I mount them (Im a perfectionist for that) and I can see where its positioned.

At first I had a hard time with the acrylic getting a good image, but quickly learned that for those,I place a mousepad under my cardstock, then stamp it. This helps alot.  I dont get the squished gummy bear look/feel. So try it.

Plus once you get use to taking them on and off the blocks- easy peasy. I have alot of acrylic blocks in various sizes so that helps.

OK back to the challenge!

So I thought not only would I use clear stamps, but add a see through layer using my stamps as well.

That being said, I stamped the sentiment (thank you block) from Behind the Scenes on vellum cardstock.

I love the paper used on it. Its by DMD, and was found at Target. It was also used on my card done yesterday.

The trees are from the newly released Falling for you set. There is a mini sneak peak set used on this card too-Im not tellin!

I love that I made this card in like a whopping 7 minutes! Now that is cool.