Embossed Acetate How-to Video & a Stamp Giveaway!

Howdy there!  I’m so happy today because I get to give away the beautiful Camellia Background stamp from About Art Accents I used on this card (a brand new one though) and all you need to do is leave a comment on this post to have a chance at winning. I’ll draw a name next Tuesday so be sure to sign up before then. Have you ever tried to heat emboss transparencies or vellum and ended up with a warped mess? Well, no more! I’ll show you how to do it right today even with the thinnest materials!

DCF 1.0

I used ink-jet transparencies on my project because one side has a coating that will allow ink or watercolors to dry on it, just like it does with printer ink. If you are using regular overhead transparencies or un-coated acetate you can still do this but instead of painting the backside with watercolors use acrylic paint and let it dry naturally. Watch the video to learn this technique and complete the card!

My favorite part about this card is how it shines, shimmers and changes depending on how it catches the light, photos do not do it justice.

DCF 1.0

I hope you enjoyed this technique and give it a try! Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

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77 Responses

  1. This stamp is awesome!!! I learn something new from your video”s every time. Thank you for being so generious

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  2. Thanks for this. I have been playing with embossing acetate with some pretty good results. But dry embossing not heat.

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  3. Super stamp. I have the transparencies but never got around to using them because I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Would love to win the stamp of course. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. Love this — I’ve been trying to emboss on acetate for awhile now with bad results. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. a great technique – thank you … I think of all the plastic packages what we can recycle with this techique in future- my gosh! — ecofriendly too!
    thank you for the giveaway–please count me in Lindsay!
    xxx
    Susi

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  6. Great idea ! Hate throwing away all those plastic containers….now they can become faux stained glass ! yah ! Thanks !

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  7. thank you for the technique i sure will try it

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  8. I would have never tried embossing acetate. Thanks for the great idea.
    I really like the giveaway stamp.

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  9. Love it…..great inspiration!!!

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  10. I so want to do this! I will go to Hobby Lobby to pick up the paints soon. Awesome card.

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  11. Embossing on acetate is very cool! I’ve done it with embossing folders, too! It looks fantastic!

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  12. Beautiful card and talent!

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  13. This idea of stamping on acetate is new to me. Looks like fun! Love your blog!

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  14. What a fun technique. I must try this out. TFS.un

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  15. Great tutorial – thanks for the chance to win the stamp.

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  16. What a great techniqe. I’ll have to try it. Hope I win.

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  17. Love the tech. and the stamp. Very cool idea. Going to try it with glitter glue as my coloring media. Thanks it’s always fun to stop by and see what you are up to.
    Wanda
    Just one more stamp

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  18. Hi Lindsay

    I was wondering if we could heat emboss acetate; here’s my answer. Thanks a bunch for the tutorial and also for giving us the opportunity to win this stamp.

    Have a great week

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  19. You are always surprising me with your video techniques. Yes I will have to try this one. It’s so cool…Thanks Lindsay;)

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  20. Who knew you could stamp and color on Acetate? I guess you did. I have to try this. Where is the best place to get the acetate sheets? The stamp is beautiful too.

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    • You can pick up a 10 pack for about $7 of inkjet transparencies at walmat in the office supply aisle or try staples or any office supply store. Sometimes you can get lucky at the dollar stores too!

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  21. I love the stamp and your card is so pretty. I’m collecting every technique I can find so I will never get tired of making cards. Thanks so much.

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  22. The final card is really pretty. As usual great tutorial!

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  23. Wow, I like that technique! I WILL be trying it! Hope mine comes out half as nice as yours!

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  24. What a beautiful card. Looks like you spent a long time, but really didn’t. I love those!

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  25. This is truly beautiful. I don’t have any large stamps but I have few that I could probably get the similar results. This is going on my project list. Thank you for the opportunity to win this stamp.

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  26. Lindsay I have tried this and never have success. The acetate always warps, guess I’m not pulling it away fast enough. I’m going to try it again now. thank you for the video and for the chance tow in the lovely stamp!
    ~Deb~
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  27. What a great idea! I’ve been following your videos for quite some time, and I recently subscribed to your blog. I love all of your ideas! And I especially love your vivacious, contagious excitement about all the crafts you make. I look forward to see what you’re working on next. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

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  28. Hi Lindsay, I just found your blog, and love it. This project is beautiful.
    Thank you, for sharing your knowledge with us.

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  29. You are a great crafter and very generous to share all of yours tips. Merci beaucoup!

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  30. Gorgeous card Lindsay, I will have to try this technique! ~Diane

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  31. Thanks for the tutorial Lindsay…no more warping for my acetate…thank to you!!! Thanks too for the chance to win the background stamp…woo hoo for someone – hope it will be me!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  32. That is a beautiful stamp and such a fun technique. I LOVE watching your videos and can’t wait to try this technique out so I can use up some of the transparancy sheets that I found at my local thrift store. TFS

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  33. thanks for another great video and a chance to win a beautiful stamp.

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  34. i like this card very mutch nice technic
    greetings from the netherlands
    elza

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  35. Great video Lindsay!! Would love to win the stamp it’s beautiful !!

    Lorraine 🙂

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  36. thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone. I have had materials to try this, but really wanted to see it done first! Congrats to the stamp winner!

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  37. Thanks for sharing the Faux stained glass technique on acetate with a lovely stamp, perfect for Spring season, just around the corner 😉
    Luv your blog and videos.
    Thanks Lindsay for a chance to win the lovely stamp.
    (might be good for a background stamp too)
    *

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  38. Lindsay,
    Thank you for sharing still another technique with those of us who are artistically challenged. I really appreciate your help!!

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  39. Winning this stamp would be lovely but it was so cool to learn another technique. Thank you.
    Myrna

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  40. I love watching your videos. They are always so helpful. This is beautiful! I love the way it looks. I wonder if it would work on package acetate, like what is on Cricut cartridges. I love the stamp. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  41. Thanks for the video. i hope you are embossing in a well ventilated area. Even if you can’t smell it when you melt plastic it gives off gas that is not good for your lungs.

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  42. A must try technique! Looks like fun.

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  43. Oh cool! I have a package of overhead transparency paper that has just been sitting here…..can’t wait to try this! 🙂

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  44. Thank you for doing the video. Love the stamp.
    Marjorie from TX

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  45. Lindsay!!! I absolutely adore you 🙂 You are so very talented and I learn so much from you each and every day! I am so thankful for what you do 🙂

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  46. I love all of your tips and I will be trying this one for sure. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a great stamp.

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  47. Enjoy your blog! Thanks for the give-away!

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  48. Another idea added to my ‘play-time’! Thanks. Also thanks for the tip on Inktense water color pencils. I’ve been playing with them and remembering what a joy it is to color!

    Peace & blessings,
    Marie

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  49. Thanks for the great video. I have been playing with embossing, but never with acetate. I need to try this!

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  50. This is amazing! You are SO talented and SO prolific with your crafting! Absolutely thrilled I found your blog recently!

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  51. Girl I just scored a pack of acetate pages from goodwill, I cant wait to try this technique, thanks so much for sharing all of your inspired frugal ideas, Namaste’, Kat

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  52. just love coming to your blog and watching videos! I always learn something!

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  53. I have some old transparencies I saved from the trash. I’m going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Love your card, it’s beautiful. Love the stamp too.

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  55. Awesome card…..I happen to have a few transparencies laying around….

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  56. I am so loving your website and have used so many of your ideas. Thank you for being so generous to share all your great money-saving tips and ideas! Would love to win the stamp too!

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  57. Update……I used detail embossing powder and that was not so great but the regular embossing powder didnt cling nearly as bad and was easy to clean away before heating. I put my stamped acetate on a tin box that I keep my embossing inks and powders in and it didnt warp the acetate at all. I used Sharpie and Bic Mark it permanent markers and the Bic was a superior choice, the coverage was very consistent with virtually no streaking. So thanks again for another great project Lindsey, Kat

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  58. I always thought..hmmm plastic and heat gun….yeh fire!!! But if you can pull it off without fire dept showing up – they didn’t have to right??? I guess I can give it a whirl….

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  59. Love this video, have thought about doing somehing like this but never got around to (thanks for the gentle push). Definately will try this with a few of my larger stamps. Thanks for sharing – Happy crafting.

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  60. They are very pretty cards, great idea.

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  61. I’ve always wanted to try acetate stamping. I’ll have to look for some. I asked at Office Max but they didn’t have any (which I thought was really strange) or the sales person was uninformed. TFS. ; )

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  62. So pretty an very cool . love it . great idea.

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  63. Love this tutorial. I have some transparencies, so can’t wait to give this a try. Maybe this week for Mother’s day. Thanks for teaching this.

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  64. I really enjoy reading your blog every morning! You inspire me to be creative with things I already own. 🙂

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  65. Great stamp Lindsay, just watching your video now to see the how you created your beautiful card, hugz….Kim

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  66. I love this tutorial and can’t wait to try this. I love your blog and U-tube videos. Your energy is wonderful.

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  67. Fabulous tutorial Lydsay – thank you so much for sharing! Your stamped embossed and coloured panel looks like a stain glass window hugs Karen

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  68. The moving the heat gun back and forth is genius.

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  69. I know that I have said this before but – really, I get so excited when I get a email from you saying there is a new post on your blog. I read every single post – you should have your own tv show or something. If I want to heat emboss transparencies I usually use the laser printer kind because I heard that it is made to handle higher temperatures. It seems to work out better but then if you want to colour you have to use sharpies or some permanent type marker. Your idea to use ink-jet for though is genius. I wonder if you could colour on it with water-colour pencils hmmmmm, going have to try that after I am done with grading papers…..Love that stamp by the way!

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  70. love your tutorials you make it so easy to understand
    Hugs
    Becky

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  71. This is a wonderful card, I enjoyed your tutorial, very informative! Thanks. I’d like to know what the name of the metallic watercolours are? We do not have Dick Blick, or Joanns or the other name you mentioned in Canada 😦 (I wish) lol. Thanks.

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  72. amazing

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