4 ways to use Golden Garden Specialty Acetate Create With DSP

The Golden Garden Specialty Acetate is fun to create with, and I’ll show you 4 ways to do it! Today is Part 8 of my “Create With DSP” series and we’ll be focusing on ways to showcase acetate on your projects.

This is the eighth installment in my “Create With DSP” series! We are almost to the finish line and have been having fun with lots of different types of Designer Series Papers. With lots of tips and recipes to showcase your favorites (or a good way to clean up your stash!), click here to start at the beginning!

The specialty acetate paper is beautiful, and with that comes a bit of intimidation to cut it!

TIP: Don’t forget to remove the protective film from the acetate paper before you use it!

With the gold foil and elegant floral designs, the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate can be used in many ways, but where to start??

See below for 4 different ways to create with the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate:


1. Cut Specialty Acetate as a Background.

This is one of the simplest ways to use this specialty paper. Cut a piece, add light touches of liquid glue on the back under the gold parts to hide the glue. Adhere the piece to your card base and add a sentiment for a pretty project!

2. Color in the Garden with Alcohol Blends.

This is one of my favorite ways to showcase Acetate paper! Since this pack already has beautiful garden designs with golden foil, it’s easy with a few Stampin’ Blends Markers!

Flip the acetate over (the foil will look silver), and then color in the flowers and leaves with your favorite alcohol markers. It may smudge if you don’t let it dry before you add it to your card or project. I used Heather Highland for my flowers so that it would match my cardbase. I also used Blushing Bride and Old Olive for the rest of the scene.

TIP: If you are in a hurry for your alcohol inks to dry on the acetate, use a heat tool.

3. Die-Cut the Specialty Acetate!

Roll this acetate through your die-cutting machine with a die, just as you would with cardstock. It’s so pretty on it’s own, even a small piece of it can take a simple card and turn it into a piece of artwork!

For this one, I die-cut a large circle, and popped it up on my card using dimensionals. Next, I added a stamped image of birds on a branch from the Free As A Bird stamp set.

4. Adhere the Golden Acetate to DSP.

Want to add even more to this acetate? Glue it to another subtle DSP for a more elegant look. Just as we did above with the background card, I added light touches of glue to the back of the acetate and glued it down to a Blushing Bride DSP.

This Acetate DSP is now perfect for a Side Flap card! For the measurements and recipe, click here.


Supplies used with the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate:



I hope you enjoyed learning different ways to use this Golden Garden Specialty Paper as much as I did creating with them! If you always want to be ahead of card making and crafty techniques, tips, and ideas, subscribe to my Stampin Newsletter!

How about making a few similar projects that use specialty papers? From acetate to vellum to foil, Click on the images below to find the tutorials!

Thanks for joining me in my Craft Closet today! Happy Crafting!

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