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Saturday, August 24, 2013

tecnique and celebration adventures

I've been enjoying playing with the techniques at Technique Tuesday, including this month's Smackin' Acetate.  Mynette does such a nice job of demonstrating, and then there are extra tips later in the month.  When I decided to try it, I pulled out the same stamp set I used for both of the previous two techniques I learned from that site - maybe I should add that as a self challenge, see how many of the techniques I can use with just this stamp set:

stamp set - Wetlands; ink - Island Indigo; Stampin' Write Markers - Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake; card stock - Naturals White, Soft Sky

I used  a piece of acetate cut from some packaging, and we also used that at Card Buffet.  You may have seen this technique done using acrylic stamp blocks, as well, but then the name isn't quite as much fun.  I tried it on a block and found that they both work well.  For this card, I preferred to work on the flatter surface provided by the acetate. 

Now that I see the card in a photo instead of in person, I think the sentiment should be to the left, under the spot where there are no birds.

I found another challenge site I hadn't seen before - Stampin' Celebration - and I love the purple polka dot party photo, so I made this card  for Card Buffet:
stamp set - Label Love; ink - Elegant Eggplant; card stock - Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery (retired); designer series paper - In Color stack (retired); punch - Artisan Label; 1/8" organdy ribbon - Lucky Limeade (retired);  accessories - Big Shot with Stylish Stripes embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals
 
Although some of my supplies are retired, I think Pear Pizzazz would be perfect paired with the Elegant Eggplant, I just didn't have any...

8 comments:

Mynnette said...

LOVE both of these fun cards! The colors you used on the acetate one are divine--perfect for a lovely beach scene!!! Thanks so much for joining us at TTT! :) Mynn xx

Karen said...

Your stamp choice and colors are perfect for this beach scene. Love the way the card came out and you did a really great job with this months technique. - Thanks for sharing with us at TTT. - Karen, DT

Julie Fields said...

Love all these landscape style cards I'm seeing! Your bird card is so beachy & gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

Cori Kozak said...

l love your cards and what you did with the color combo over Stampin' Celebration! Thanks for joining us this month - glad you found us! :)

Ellen said...

Oh my I adore that beach scene! The smackin' acetate technique was perfect for the scene! Love those colors! Thanks for joining us at TTT!

Erin Gonzales said...

Cute card!! I love the way the colors work so awesome together! Thanks for sharing with us at SCIC!

Katy said...

I love the beach scene that you made with the Smackin Acetate technique! So clever! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday. :)

Louise van Vuren said...

I really like the way you are getting the most out of your stamp -it's one of my favs at the moment too. Great choice of colours for the background- glad the technique worked so well for you -this is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at TTT

Louise xx