Saturday, June 9, 2012

Just Us Girls #140 - Technique Challenge

Hi friends!  This is technique week here at Just Us Girls, and our fabby Maria chose this great technique called Acrylic Distress.  She found the tutorial here on SCS.

 I used the technique on the circle in the middle of the card.  I used soft suede for the card stock and the acrylic paint I used (the only one I had!) is Pearl.  I thought I had many bottle of the Ranger paint dabbers, but apparently they are all distress inks!  So Pearl it was.  It looks like tin to me on this paper.  I first ran the circle through the embossing folder, then painted on the Pearl paint and dried it with a heat gun.  I sanded it with a Tim Holtz sander.  I didn't have to do the next step in the tutorial, which was to apply a distress ink over the sanded parts to make it look more distressed because my paper color did that for me.  Then I just put the card together.  The paper is SU's Everyday Enchantment, the dies are Simply Jane and Beautiful Blooms from PTI, the brad is SU too, and the cardstock is soft suede and poppy parade.  The sentiment was created using a Spellbinder's die and the sentiment is from PTI's Blooming Button Bits.

This is the sketch I used.  I generally don't care for middle panels turned on an angle, but I saw some cards made with this sketch and I kind of liked it!

 The JUGs design team has some great inspiration for you.  Please stop by these blogs to see for yourself!

Thanks for stopping in today!  Have a great weekend!


Elise said...

Oh, LISA! This is SO classy and elegant! JUST love that pop of texture behind that lovely cameo. GREAT use of this super fun technique! Wonderful!!!

Lynn said...

Wow! This is so, so all the feminine papers and colors. Beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful vintage feel with this card! Fun technique huh? :)

Andrea M said...

So elegant and feminine Lisa! What a wonderful use of the technique! Beautiful job as always!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very pretty card! I like the sketch too.


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