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

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


Sharli Schaitberger said...

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

Annette said...

both are how you did the 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