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Smackin’ Acetate

July 4th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Smackin' Acetate

I just love saying the name of this technique: “Smackin’ Acetate.” This is how I made the background for this card: I took a clear plastic paper protector and cut off the side and bottom, so that it opened completely. Then I scribbled on it with three different markers (Real Red, Melon Mambo, and Old Olive), spritzed water over it, and closed the folder (smacked the acetate) and moved the colors around with my fingers. When I opened the acetate folder I placed two pieces of Glossy White card stock inside the folder with the glossy side facing out and closed it back up. With my fingers I moved the colors over the paper until I was happy with the result.

After the paper had dried, the Kind & Caring Thoughts image was first stamped with second generation Going Gray ink, and then with full strength Real Red ink right next to the first image. ‘Thank you’ was stamped with black ink on white paper and punched out. I sponged Melon Mambo ink around the edge before I placed it inside the silver frame and added the polka-dot ribbon (the dots are only on one side of the ribbon, which makes it very versatile).

The colors I picked for this card were inspired by Dawn’s Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #11.

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans, and thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts, Holiday Blitz
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Glossy White
Ink: Real Red, Going Gray, Melon Mambo, Jet Black StazOn
Accessories: Real Red, Melon Mambo, and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Small Oval Punch, Melon Mambo 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stamping Sponges, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, clear plastic paper protector, water spritz bottle

Tags: truly elegant

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pat (mspfd) // Jul 4, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Vera, this is absolutely gorgeous! I am definitely going to give this technique a try!! Thanks for the reminder.

    Happy 4th to you and your husband.

  • 2 Ann Fitton // Jul 4, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Vera this is just lovely! I really like the colors you chose and the varigated BG this technique produces. I left a blog award on my blog for you – I hope you accept.

  • 3 Jessica // Jul 4, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Lovely card!! It’s so rich 🙂

  • 4 Elise // Jul 4, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    What a fun, crafty and WAY artsy job! I love it! Sometimes you just have to PLAY with your stuff to get a great card: and YOU did! Fabulous!

  • 5 Ann // Jul 5, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Very pretty! Great job with Dawn’s colors!

  • 6 Karen Gartner // Jul 6, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Terrific card! Now you have me saying “Smackin’ Acetate” over and over again…heehee! :> It came out really wonderful and love the twice stamped image…it makes quite a Pop off the page! :>

  • 7 Sue Lelli // Jul 6, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Now I just want to smack some acetate! The result was just beautiful! Lovely card!