Stampin' Up! Elements of Style


If you want to create colorful backgrounds using a minimum of  supplies, this is the technique for you.

Follow the simple directions below to make your own Smacking Acetate backgrounds.

Caution: You may not be able to stop – wipe off your window sheets and try a new colour combination. 

To make this card, I used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede markers. Once the background was dry, I stamped an image from Elements of Style in Rich Razzleberry ink on the background piece and the greeting onto Glossy White cardstock. To embellish the card, I added designer series paper from the Thoroughly Modern package and Vintage Brads and Jumbo Eyelets in Antique Brass.     

Give this technique a try – I bet you’ll like it. If you have any questions, please let me know.


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Smacking Acetate Supplies


You will need assorted  markers, a spray bottle, glossy white cardstock and two window sheets  of any thickness.



Smacking Acetate Technique


Scribble with the markers onto the window sheets. I like to use three colours of ink. Try not to overlap the inks so the markers do not become contaminated.




 Smacking Acetate Technique


Mist generously with water.  Place the second window sheet on top of the the first and blend colours together with your fingers or a brayer. 





Smacking Acetate Technique




Place two pieces of glossy white cardstock back to back and sandwich between the window sheets. Work out any air bubbles. 





Smacking Acetate Technique



Remove glossy cardstock from between the window sheets. Allow  to dry.







Stamps: Elements of Style

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede

Paper: Rich Razzlberry, Soft Suede, Glossy White, Thoroughlty Modern DSP 

Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval

Other: Window Sheets, Soft Suede Polka-Dot Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Vintage Brads


Elements of Style



Elements of Style Stamp Set, Set of 5

  Clear $26.95, #120045

Wood $36.95, #118611

Page 12 of the Summer Mini Catalogue


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