Saturday, March 12, 2011

Just Us Girls #75 - Technique Challenge

Hi everyone! Whew! I'm about 13 hours late in posting this card for this week's Just Us Girls Technique challenge! Maria chose a really great challenge and I thought I had what I needed to complete the challenge. However, last night when I started gathering the materials I needed, I realized I didn't! (See what I get for being so last minute?)The techniqe is called Acrylic Smash and you can find it in the resouces section of Splitcoast Stampers. All you need is some acetate (some of us used cut up PTI boxes or the acetate that acrylic stamps are mounted on in their packaging...very clever), acrylic paint or the Ranger Paint Dabbers, and a sponge applicator if you don't use the Ranger paint. I went out this morning and bought some transparencies from Office Max and some acrylic paints from AC Moore. Here's my card. While I was at AC Moore, I looked at the paper packs (big mistake!). I saw this lovely pack from K&Co. called Que Sera Sera. I fell in love with the colors and patterns, and used a piece on this card.

For the technique, I stamped this new sentiment from Paper Makeup Stamps and the flowers from Friendly Flowers (also PMS) in black Stazon ink on a piece of transparency. After it dried, I turned it over and applied Orange Poppy acrylic paint (from Folk Art) using the sponge applicator. I used a swirling motion to get this interesting look. I then applied the transparency to a white piece of paper of the same size and sort of "smashed" it together. You don't need any adhesive because the paint acts as the adhesive. Then I just added my decorative glittered flowers, a decorative border, and was done! It's really a very easy technique and I love the look!

The JUGs DT have also created some great cards using this technique. Please stop by the JUGs blog to have a look. We have Alyssa Scritchfield as our Guest Designer this month as well! If you try this technique, you can link it up on the JUGs blog. We'd love to see what you've done!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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12 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh, this is so pretty....I have never tried that technique....maybe I will now that I've seen your beautiful card!

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa the result is stunning! What a striking and bold color palette - just love it - makes me all warm and cozy on this chilly late winter day. You totally rocked it and I'm SO glad you found a way to make it work. I like the swirly effect of the paint. Great job.

Elise said...

LISA, darlin'! THIS was completely and totally WORTH the wait! If THAT'S the process you had to go through to get to THIS! - You're GOLDEN! That's what I'm sayin'! This is a summery, tactile delight!!!! I think that paper was the PERFECT touch, btw! Yipeeee!

Maria Levine said...

This is so beautiful!!! LOVE the orange, it's awesome!! So bright and cheery! Wonderful job lady!

Andrea M said...

I can totally see why you fell in love with the papers - WOWZAS! This card is GORGEOUS Lisa! SO beautiful! Love the swirls on the acrylic! What a great take on the smash challenge GF!!!

Anne said...

Pretty card!! You did a great job describing the technique. I wasn't going to try it, but now I might.


On another note, good luck moving to your new school! That's a big change for you and the new 5th graders to be with the middle school kids!

Cheryl said...

Neat techniique and the colors are gorgeous! Love the silhouette stamping for contrast
!

Dana Gustafson said...

Lisa this turned out so COOL! I love the swirly look you got using the sponge with your acrylic paint. This card is sizzling hot!

Kathryn B said...

Beautiful Lisa! Glad you picked up this paper pack it must have been calling you! LOL!!! Your color pallette is so pretty with your sparkly flowers and the sentiment is showcased to perfection!

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwwwwwww...STUNNING!

Jodi said...

This is gorgeous!! I love orange and how you've use it on this card. It's CAS but so pretty!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Alyssa S said...

Ooh! You rocked this challenge! Love all the texture you made with the sponge and the colors are just divine!

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