"Using Acetate for Cards"

Friday, January 21, 2011

I was really surprised at the number of crafter's that were interested in the Pyramid card that I posted last week, it is inspiring to receive that many comments on a technique.


The cards that I am posting today are made using acetate. The acetate that I prefer to use is made by "3M" and is called "Transparency Film for Ink Jet Printers". The reason I use this product is because it folds nicely, without cracking at the fold. The other reason is because on one side of the film it has a coating that helps the ink to adhere.

The first card that I have posted is a full card body made from acetate;

"Like a Garden"





This the type of card that I make using acetate the most. It looks very airy and is very impressive. A few tips on making this type of card are;

1. Use the same size mats for the inside and front

2. Place the inside mat first, then line the outside mat to line up

3. Adhere the mats using small glue dots.

4. For the ribbon also use glue dots.



The second card that I am posting is a card that has an acetate sheet that has been stamped then adhered to the body of a card.. It shows the color of the card body through the acetate. You may also want to try using a patterned paper behind the acetate or stamp the with a "Hero Arts" collage series of stamps.

"Thinking of You"


As you can see from the above card, it appears to have depth behind the acetate. It's a very small effect but it is there.

Remember that using glue dots or Scor-Tape works the best to assemble these acetate cards.

The ink for stamping on acetate that I found to be the best is the "StazOn Opaque" series.

So, when you have time and want something new to try, try using acetate on your cards.

Remember all comments and questions are welcome and appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

7 Response to ""Using Acetate for Cards""

  1. Sara says:
    January 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Beautiful Cards Bob! Thanks for sharing these technique's with me! YOU are very talented and are a big inspiration to me! Have a great weekend! Say hello to Rose! Happy Creating! Sara

  2. Karen's Fun Blog says:
    January 21, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    These are gorgeous Bob!! I love them! : )

  3. Fran says:
    January 21, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    WOW! I really love your acetate cards Bob. You did an awesome job making them. Thanks for all the tips too. Hugs, Fran

  4. Sue says:
    January 21, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    These are absolutely stunning Bob! I love everything about these cards. I have never used acetate before. Will have to give it a try. Have a great weekend.

  5. Cindy2 says:
    January 22, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Bob: would love to see the inside of these cards. Great job, love the colors. C2

  6. Drusey says:
    January 22, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Bob Your cards are beautiful. I am fascinated by the second card, that background is just out of this world. I am eventually going to have to read up on this method. Truly great!
    Sandy in Mo (from the frugal list)

  7. Sandy says:
    January 22, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Bob this is very pretty - thanks for the advice!
    Sandy Dehon

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