Saturday, March 12, 2011

JUGS #75 Acrylic Smash Technique


I'm a little late with my post this weekend but alas I have come through with my card finally!  Between work and running around with the kiddos today let's just say it has taken me all day to complete it!   This is such a fun technique too!  I used my Birthday Bash Sentiments from PTI for this by placing them randomly onto a 2x3 acrylic block and stamping the clear card stock with black Staz On ink and then using a Q-tip I splashed color from my Adirondack dabber in aqua onto the back of my clear card stock.  I only own two acrylic paints in white and aqua so my colors were very limited but I like how it came out anyway!

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  1. Kathryn this is just LOVELY - I really like your birthday mix up - what a COOL idea - perfect for this technique and your simple color palette makes for a crisp, clean but striking card. Glad you got to play along :-)

  2. What a wonderful background you created with the PTI stamps! Looks like a background stamp! It works great with this technique and your card came out wonderful!!! Great job!

  3. Kathryn, I TOTALLY LOVE THIS!!! I love the striped background! The aqua looks fabulous!!! I ADORE your take on this challenge! Fantastic work GF!

  4. Aqua! My favorite! I love your mixed birthday messages and pretty lacey trim and flowers! This turned out perfectly!

  5. Ummmmmmm - YEOWZA! Girl! Limited palette, you say!?! Didn't slow you down in the LEAST! THIS card is exquisite and I'm suddenly trying to resist the urge to eat some frosting - WHAT up with DAT!?! SUCH a clever and lovely use of this surprisingly addicting technique! Yipeeee!

  6. Fabulousness! I love aqua/teal so this card is right up my alley! I'm with Elise, totally want some frosting now! lol