Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Smackin' Acetate

As you probably already guessed, this was the fourth acetate techniques card from my class. This card showcases the Smackin' Acetate technique, which was used to create the background for the stamped roses. I really like this technique because it's a super easy way to create a lovely background.

For this technique you need a piece of acetate and, ideally, stampin' write markers. I used 6 different markers to create this background. First I painted on 3 stripes of the "lighter" shades -- gable green, regal rose and bashful blue. Then, in select areas, I added some "darker" shades -- green galore, rose red and brocade blue. I then spritzed the acetate with water and flipped it over onto my whisper white sheet of card stock, rubbing the colors off the acetate and into the card stock. After the card stock dried I stamped on the roses from the Embrace Life set. That's all. the whole thing probably took no more than 5 minutes, including drying time.

To complete the card I simply layered it first onto a brocade blue mat, then onto a strip of regal rose, to which I added some wide brocade blue grosgrain ribbon. I layered the regal rose strip onto a strip of gable green and attached the whole thing to a brocade blue base. The finishing touch will be the sentiment which I will stamp in basic black in the lower right hand corner of the card as soon as I figure out what occasion I want to use the card for :-).

I hope you enjoyed seeing the different acetate techniques cards. I'm finalizing my class schedule for next month right now so stay tuned to find out what I'll be focusing on at next month's techniques class.


Sara C. said...

Diane - I love how this card came out. The background is beautiful, and the color scheme is very "refreshing" - definitely a keeper!
Sara C.

dd2njoy said...

Love it Diane!! It looks awesome,the colors are great!!