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!