Tutorial Tuesday: Stamping on Acetate


It’s time to bring out a new product for you to try.  It’s called acetate.  Clear acetate is basically an overhead projector sheet, which can be purchased at a store like Staples.  Acetate is a wonderful product and certainly adds elegance to your card.  This is a quick, and easy, technique.  Why not use this technique to create a few cards for your friends.


Supplies:  Stamp, White Pigment ink, Acetate, gems


Cut your acetate into bite size pieces.  My card and acetate measure 4″ x 4″.  Stamp out your image with pigment ink.  Pigment ink adheres to the acetate, dye inks do not.  Put aside and let air dry.  This will take a while.


When image is completely dry, add jewells to your image.


Cut, or punch, a band that is the width of the card.   Make the height that is suitable for your card.  My heighth is approximately 1/2″.


Wrap a narrow piece of ribbon around the topper.  Place adhesive along the top of your card.  Lay acetate on top of the adhesive.  Add more adhesive and secure your topper.

That’s it.  A quick, yet elegant, card for you.

Posted on : Oct 06 2009
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15 People have left comments on this post

Oct 6, 2009 - 08:10:02
K Hutchinson said:

So sweet and pretty! Lots of bang for the buck with this card! LOVE IT!

Oct 6, 2009 - 09:10:58
Jennifer E. said:

Simply beautiful!

Oct 6, 2009 - 10:10:29
Godelieve said:

I’ve never used Brilliance ink on acetate. Thanks for the tip. It’s gorgeous!

Oct 6, 2009 - 12:10:51
Elaine Allen said:

Hi Beth –

I love this look – it really resembles snow. And speaking of Snow, how is our sweet little girl doing? I truly hope she is improving, give her some hugs and kisses from me.


Oct 6, 2009 - 02:10:21
beth said:

Hey GF awesome technique and beautiful card and guess what my friend I got a chance to try your technique today it is on my blog.

Oct 6, 2009 - 04:10:43
margie said:

This is beautiful, Beth!
I’m always afraid of smudging, lol! but I’m going to try!
TFS and the inspiration 🙂
~ margie

Oct 6, 2009 - 05:10:39
Danni said:

Interesting and so beautiful!

Oct 6, 2009 - 06:10:47
Patti J. said:

Very pretty! I never think to drag out the acetate! Thanks for the great tutorial, too!!! Lovin’ that bling…!

Oct 6, 2009 - 11:10:57

that is a great idea. I love the way it looks very elegant.

Oct 7, 2009 - 04:10:15
Viv said:

I have a huge roll of acetate that never gets used……until now. ;0) Thanks for the push with this gorgeous card! Love that snowflake stamp too!
Viv xxx

Oct 7, 2009 - 03:10:44
Seleise said:

stunning card – what a wonderful technique! TFS!

Oct 8, 2009 - 05:10:21
Risa West said:

What a stunning card! I love the snowflake!

Oct 8, 2009 - 02:10:56
silvia haynes said:

Such a pretty card!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

Give your furry Snow a hug and kiss from me.

Oct 9, 2009 - 06:10:07

Oh My GOODNESS!!!!! This is LOVELY!!! I will surely be CASEing this idea!

Mar 3, 2011 - 12:03:43

I just added your web page to my favorites. I like reading your posts. Thanks!

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