Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Smackin' Backgrounds!

I have two cards to share today -  using a fun and easy background coloring technique that I just learned over on Split coast.  It's called Smackin' Acetate and you can find Beate's tutorial in the SCS forum here.

I made this one for the Ways to Use It Challenge - to use your markers in different ways - I liked the look of the Smackin Acetate tutorial listed on the challenge as a possible technique to use. I recently purchased some Ranger Distress markers ( like Beate used in the tutorial)  so was happy to learn a creative way to use them!
I colored areas of the acetate with my markers, misted the acetate with my Mini Mister and pressed the acetate sheet onto my card.

I let it dry (drying time will vary depending on how much water you 'spritz'!  I just did two quick spritzes  about 10" away from my card and it dried in a minute or two) and then just stamped this Rubbernecker Grateful Thought sentiment on it! I love the way the misted markers look!  I thought about adding some ribbon or rhinestones or even a butterfly ..... but decided to leave it CAS - I think it's pretty enough as it is!

I used this technique again for Karen's SCS color challenge this week (SU colors of Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals and Lucky Limeade) - I had the Pink Pirouette card stock - but used  Ranger Distress markers for the other colors. I colored on the acetate with my markers - misted with water and laid the acetate against the card, rubbing over the top a little to transfer the colors to the card.
This Rubbernecker image is called Floral #4 and the 'celebrate' is from the Box Word Set.  I did add a few Tiny Twinkles to this image for a little sparkle!


A Grateful Thought
Stamps: Rubbernecker - SO Prayer of Heaven Text
Paper: white, clear cardstock - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Ranger Distress Markers - Weatherd Wood, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Mini Mister - Ranger, water

Celebrate 
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Floral #4 , Box Word Set
Paper: white - PTI, Pink Pirouette SU, Acetate - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: glue pen, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Ranger Distress Markers - Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Ranger Mini Mister, Water


11 comments:

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Julia! These are both very pretty - I love how the sentiment and flowers are both over the ink technique. Inspiring!
Hugs!!

Annette said...

both are amazing...love how you did the background..so awesome..

ursula Uphof said...

Lovely cards, and such a simple technique, thanks for sharing

Pauline said...

What a great technique, I love the silhouette image over those pastels, such a pretty scene!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ellen said...

Marvelous use of color Julia! You are always such a creative cookie!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are so pretty Julia! Love your beautiful backgrounds!

Mara Campbell said...

What a fun technique!! I love the color combos you picked. The 2nd card might be my favorite, though. LOVE the pink and green and that beautiful stamping!!

Brandi said...

Your cards are fabulous! What a great new technique!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Great combination of colors and stamps. Inspiring work using this technique!

Beate said...

Both cards look wonderful!
Hugs and smiles