Want to try a floating element card technique for new and happy greeting cards? It’s a creative card idea using acetate or sometimes also called window sheets.You’ll have a blast making these greeting cards!

Stampin’ Up!’s window sheets are a quality acetate perfect for card making techniques. You can use them as an entire card base (CLICK HERE) or for this floating element card technique.

Let me walk you through, step-by-step, for this fun twist to so that your handmade card will be super creative and fun. 

Floating Element Card Technique Video

Looking for new ideas for card making? This floating element card technique is one you’re going to love!

Watch this video tutorial to learn a floating element card technique that is creative.






Floating Element Card Designs:

Choose your favorite shape and dies and you’re ready to roll. My best tip is to be sure your cardstock strips vary in width from 1/2″ to 5/8″ so you’ll have a little variety in the layers. I found the wider strips worked well across the top edge of the dies, especially the circles. Leave even space between each strip for a symmetrical look. 

Each die cutting machine is a bit different. Depending on the roller compression in your specific machine you may need to run the cardstock/acetate through more than once. Ohhh, but the results are so worth it! 

I had the word 'friend' hanging off on my floating element card.

More Floating Element Card Ideas…..

Hello Card Design Idea

The Foam Adhesive Strips are perfect for this project. They are a bit denser than Dimensionals and the strip insures you’ll have even distribution of the foam across the layers. Add them behind the acetate/cardstock layers where they will not show.

I used foam strips on the floating elements card.

Easter Card Design Idea

I used Stampin’ Seal + to adhere the strips but you could use liquid glue if you’re careful. Remember, acetate is clear so any residual glue around the edges will show. 

Easter Egg Design

Heart Card Idea

And don’t forget the Adhesive Sheets! Cut them the same size as your cardstock (or a smidgeon smaller). Adhere them to the cardstock  and then die cut. Remove the paper backing from the die cut and adhere the greeting. The Adhesive Sheets eliminate your need for liquid glue when adhering intricate die cut images and greetings. It’s a game changer!

This heart shaped card is so fun with strips of teals, greens & yellows

Happy Birthday Card Design

Create a frame or border using leftovers. I created this one from the leftover edges of the Miss You card above. Or deliberately create frames using strips of window sheets and pieces of cardstock. Don’t miss watching the video for great tips about this and all the other cards featured today.

The floating element card technique makes a super fun birthday card.

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