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Urban Life Acetate Card - 03/13/2024

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Urban Life Paper Collection

Teresa Collins 12 x 12 Black Construction Acetate

Impossible To Forget Stamp

White card

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

Distress Ink/Oxide Ink Pad: Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick

Blending brush

Nesting shape dies (shape of your choosing)

Black pen


Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM A3 Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer


Red liner tape

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

Remove the protective film from this acetate sheet before scoring and folding it in half. Trim to create a 5 x 7" card blank and pop to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Choose 4 different mounts from the Urban Life paper collection. Trim all mounts to 4 x 6". 

NB: Whichever design you choose for your front cover, you will need TWO of the same design. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Cut an aperture from ONE of the front cover sheets, using your shape nesting die. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Using the same die, cut another from white card. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Adhere the die cut paper shape on top of the white die cut. Line up the image and adhere this on to your second decorative paper. This is referred to as the "spotlight technique", drawing your eye in to a focal area of the design. .   

How To Guide - Step 6

Use your Distress ink pads to blend coordinating colours around the edges of all four papers. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Stamp your chosen sentiment, in Midnight, in the bottom left corner of your front page design. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Adhere this in the centre of the front page of your acetate card blank, using red liner tape. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Adhere the other three pages inside your acetate card, ensuring you carefully line each one up back-to-back, so no "bits" are visible through the acetate.  

Optional: I chose to draw a black permanent pen around the outside of each page, making them "pop". 

How To Guide - Step 10

Stamp another sentiment on the inside, right page of your card. 

How To Guide - Step 11

To finish, I used a pencil to draw around the edges of my "spotlight" topper, making it "pop" from the printed design.