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Technique Spotlight: Smackin' Acetate

Updated: May 18, 2022

Don't you just love the names of some of the stamping techniques we use? Smackin' Acetate may be my favorite. :) It's a simple technique, really, that uses a piece of acetate (or Window Sheets, in our Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalog), water based Stampin' Write Markers, and a water Spritzer. This is how it's done:

Scribble different colors of water-based markers on a piece of acetate. Spritz water on the acetate to make the marker colors run together. Lay a piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock over the acetate. Let the card stock dry, then stamp on the card stock, using the Smackin' Acetate creation as your background.

When using the Smackin' Acetate technique on my card, I used the following colors of Stampin' Write Markers: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Blackberry Bliss. Then, since I am a huge lover of the Beautiful Autumn stamp set, I brought out my leaf stamps again and stamped them in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze ink. For a step by step tutorial on how to make this card, visit my Facebook videos page. Here is the card I created using this fun (albeit a little messy) technique:

The sentiment is stamped in Cajun Craze ink on a label from the Tasteful Labels Dies, which is then layered with some Braided Linen Trim over a Stitched Rectangles die, cut out in Crushed Curry card stock. The adorable leaf on the label is stamped in Crushed Curry ink and Cajun Craze outline, then cut out using the maple leaf punch from the Autumn Punch Pack. For a full list of supplies and links to my online store, see below.

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