Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Technique Time Tuesday - Smackin' Acetate

It's the first Tuesday of the month, which means a new technique challenge at...
This month is my turn to host the challenge - the Technique I chose is called...
Make sure to check out the TUTORIAL video on the blog,
as well as the wonderful creations by the rest of the Design Team
Here's my card...

Ink colors used are Dutch Blue, Watermelon, Hydrangea from Close to My Heart
All papers are from my stash of scraps
Stamps: from my old collection of Close to My Heart - Treasured Life D1306
I experimented with using glossy cardstock, which gave me more movement with the water/ink
This resulted in more coverage on the paper and a great blended look once the paper was dry
I think this technique is really fun and can give you a varied look with the type of paper you use
And here is a second card I made...
Ink colors used are Sunny Yellow, Sunflower, Orange from Close to My Heart
All papers are from my stash of scraps
Stamps: from my old collection of Close to My Heart - Beware D1381
Now it's your turn to play around with the SMACKIN' ACETATE technique
REMEMBER to watch the TUTORIAL and check out the INSPIRATION from the Design Team
Don't be afraid to try different color combinations and types of paper
Have FUN with it - I look forward to seeing what you come up with
Thanks for stopping by today...
Catch the Frenzy! - Karen
I'll be entering the Floral card in the following challenges:
Make My Monday - Silhouettes
My Craft Creation - Ribbons and Bows
Penny Black and More - August Challenge - In the Garden
Ladybug Crafts - Something Floral
I'll be entering the Oct. 31st card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps Blog - #129 - Silhouettes
Make My Monday - Silhouettes
Little Blue Button Stamps - Use twine or rope
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - #46 Autumn Colors


  1. Two fabulous cards - love the colours! TFS

  2. Gorgeous use of colour on both but I love the soft and mellow colour blending on the second card hugs Karen

  3. This is such a super fun technique, Karen!!! I LOVE IT!!! Your cards are both amazing and I really LOVE that Halloween one--fabulous! HUGS to you and hope that you are having a great week! :)

  4. hello! Thank you for playing with Little Blue Button Stamps monthly challenges! Your card is so lovely! love the gradient of colors! good luck!

  5. Fab card! Love the way you put this creation together! Thank you for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com!
    "Sweetie" Hugs

  6. Oh my goodness Karen. Both of these cards are gorgeous! The Halloween one is so perfectly ugh lighted by the technique and the first one is so fresh and exciting!

  7. Love how soft & pretty your Smackin's Acetate backgrounds turned out Karen! Both cards are lovely! :)

  8. Great cards, thanks for joining LBBS monthly challenge!

  9. Beautiful card! Thank you for having fun with the challenge over at LBBS! Good luck Leigh

  10. i love the technique and colours you've used on both of these cards and the layouts. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  11. This is absolutely beautiful! Two gorgeous cards.
    Thanks for joining us for the Sweet Stamps challenge! Hope to see you again next challenge and good luck!

  12. These are both gorgeous and can't choose a favourite.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM silhouettes challenge.
    Fliss x

  13. Lovely card, thank you for joining in the my craft creations challenge, good luck x

  14. Hi Karen,

    I was over at Technique Tuesday looking at the current challenge and scrolling around and I saw the post where you CASEd one of my cards for your Smackin' Acetate challenge. I must be writing emails in my dreams, because I was sure I had thanked you. However, I didn't see that I had on the TT blog, so I came here, but I don't see it here, not your CASE (which was brilliant), nor my thanks.

    So, my bad, please forgive me! It was a super fun challenge and I am beyond thrilled that you chose to CASE me!! Thank you very much! Darnell

    1. Darnell - you are welcomed and forgiven :) This was a fun technique and when I chose it for the month, I wasn't sure how others would like the technique. I really enjoyed all the submissions. I so enjoyed your card, it had a summer feel to it and I really love the colors too! That is what I love about card making...inspiring or being inspired, we all have something of value to offer. So glad you were thrilled. I hope you picked up your button at TTT to display on your blog.


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