Friday, March 11, 2016

Acetate flowers on a B&W card

Hi Friends,

If you have been a card maker for years, you are probably like me, I like to find some new techniques to impress my creativity possibilities.

One day I had my usual craft tools on my table and there was some scrap acetate part of packaging I had just opened and thought, what can I make with this?  Flowers? Perhaps?

Material needed for the Acetate flowers
*Spellbinders Rose creations by Donna Salazar or any flower die you have in your stash of 1 inch or more diameter, too small of a flower will make it difficult to shape and decorate)
(Cut as many acetate flowers you will need and as many layers as well.)
*Acetate that is not too thick.  (Try to cut one or two and see if it will come out of the die or use a shim to make sure it will cut all flowers uniformly.  All machines are different.)
*Any Alcohol based markers, fine tip is preferable.
*Any good white markers, fine tip is preferable.  (White Sharpie, water based will do)
*Micron extra fine tip 02 (for white card stock dotting)
*Black and White card stock
*Stamen die cuts or punches
*Sun punch (small) for flower center
I will only concentrate on the flower part of this card

How to...
For one flower
Cut about 3 to 4 layers. 
Depending on how many sizes you have on your die, you will need to plan to alternate from card stock flower layer to an acetate layer and so on.  On the photo above, the white rose.  When starting with one flower at a time you will see how easy this all comes together.
All Acetate layers are edge marked around all the petals with a black alcohol ink based.  Carefully lining up following all curves.  It will dry quite fast.
Next step is to use your white marker (fine tip) and go around all petals again, but this time you are dotting on top of your black lines as per seen on the photo.
With the white rose layers make some dots of any style you choose and appeals to you.  On my flower I decided to just dot the borders of each petal.  Take your time so your dotting will look regular.

On black rose layers dot with white marker in a way that appeals to you.
I used some paper stamens on some flowers and some sun, from punches I had on hand but you can really make this your own by using what you have in your own stash.  Any small flower die or punch can be used in the flower center

The black frame was a Spellbinders die S4-414 Captivating Squares (not recent) or use any shape of your choice to nest your beautiful flowers.  I used some corners by Cheery Lynn Designs.  As for the leaves I used some dies from stash.
Feel free to ask questions.  Thanks for visiting...and comments makes me smile
Have a fun day!
Making flowers is the best way for me to relax and get the best ME time, each time.
Give it a try, but, be careful, it's addictive.  I usually make dozens ahead of time for a future card.


  1. What a gorgeous, elegant card, this is Nikky. I never thought of making flowers out of acetate, but now with your wonderful step by step tutorial, i am going to give it a try, TFS....Hugs Rose...xxxxxx

  2. Hi Nikky while I have made flowers out of acetate I have never thought to do the edges like you have, what a clever girl you are, j just love this card.
    Hugs Trish