Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Acetate and Shadow Stamping Tutorial with Brenda

Good Morning, it's my week to host a tutorial over at Prickly Pear and this one is just a short one using acetate and shadow stamping, the technique is fairly subtle but using two contrasting colours gives a finish that draws the eye.

Here are the products and materials I used: Prickly Pear stamps Floral Silhouettes HH0044 and Flourish EE0131, Distress inks, Black Versafine, Detail clear embossing powder, heat resistant acetate, watercolour card and Pearl mica spray

Distress the piece of base card with your chosen colours of distress inks and spritz with the mica spray. Whenever I create a background with inks or Dylusions I invariably add a spritz if mica spray as it helps bleed the colours, as well as giving a nice shimmer and added interest.

Randomly stamp around the edge of the card with the flourish stamp and then stamp the floral image slightly left of centre. Next stamp the floral image onto the acetate with the black ink, cover with embossing powder and heat. You will find dusting the acetate with an anti static bag really helps to stop your stamp slipping and also prevent powder sitting in unwanted places.

Lay the stamped acetate over the base stamping slightly to the right of the base image so you can see a slight shadow, then carefully glue the corners together with a dries clear glue. Mat and layer onto your base card and embellish as desired. I used some ribbon and butterflies using Mini Butterfly dies PPRS – DO23 and over stamped them with the flourish stamp used around the card edges.

I do hope you will give this fun card a try and please do ask me if you have any questions.


  1. Nice technique. I have not heard of mica spray. Something to look for next michaels trip

  2. What a great technique - simple yet striking and elegant! Beautiful color combination - TFS! ♥

  3. great technique.. thanks fr the tutorial...
    Moxie Craftie