Technique Junkies

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

CASEing Smackin' Acetate

Welcome TTT friends...
My name is Karen, your hostess for the month of August
This month we have been playing around with the technique called
Smackin' Acetate
I love the varied backgrounds you can achieve using this technique
Try different types of papers, my favorite to use - glossy paper
As the monthly hostess, I get to CASE a card from the linked creations 
I have to say this task is not easy
Especially with so many delightful cards to choose from
In the end, I went with this wonderful card made by Darnell at djkardkreations...
 Darnell's card had a breezy, summery feel to it
I was inspired by the colors and image she chose
She also added texture at the bottom of the card using an embossing folder
LOVE it!

And now here is my card...

I used glossy paper for my project
I choose Dutch Blue and Citrus Leaf markers from Close to My Heart
I used this beach image from 100 Proof Press and sentiment from CTMH
Swirl embossing folder was used on a piece of glossy paper with Dutch Blue
Banners and white ribbon/bow finish my card

Thanks for stopping by today  and taking a look at my CASEd card
Don't forget to grab your badge for being CASEd on Technique Time Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping by today and DON'T FORGET...
You have 1 week left to join us, try this technique and play along
Check out the original post HERE

Bye for now - Karen

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blurred Vision Challenge Winners

The entire crew would like to say a HUGE thank you for entering our challenge! We love visiting your blogs and are always inspired by your creations! 
Drum Roll please........ 

Congratulations!!! You win the amazing prize package offered by last month's hostess, Mynnette! Please email Mynnette at to claim your prize! AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top! 

Our Showcased cards in numerical order: 

Congratulations to you all! You win a digital sentiment made by Mynnette! Please email her at to claim your prize! AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top!

Don't forget to join us this month for our Smackin' Acetate challenge! Watch the video tutorial and link up your projects HERE in the original challenge post!

HUGS and happy crafting, friends! :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tips & Variations: Smackin' Acetate

Hello friends!  We hope you've had fun playing along the past week with our Smackin' Acetate challenge!  We've got some tips and variations for you to try out so let's get started!

Katy suggests:
1. Use a sparkly mist instead of water.  I used Perfect Pearls Mists and it blended the marker colors and added shimmer.

Karen P says:
1. You can use reinkers or inks - just one drop of each and spray across - you will get beautiful bands of colour.   If you want it more blended then spray downwards.
2. I can't hold acetate very well so I used a large 5"x7" slim stamp mount to do my 'smacking' with.
3. Cheap felt tip pens work as well as expensive inks and markers.
4. After you have printed one piece of card/paper you can spray the acetate/acrylic with water and again place card down onto it - to get a paler blend of colours.
5. If you want to do a big area but want to see what your colours look like first use a white lid - you can make the bands of colour dark or light dependent on the look you want.
6. It's addictive - you've been warned lol!

Mynn recommends:
1. Vary the distance you spray the ink from to get different splatters and blending.
2. Try drawing patterns with markers and spraying for a fun textured look.
3. Combine with masking to create a scene.
4. Smack the acetate onto a background stamp to create a more textured look.



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Smackin' Acetate Challenge

July's challenge winners will be announced on the 3rd Tuesday of August, 
so stay tuned to see who won Mynnette's amazing prize! 

August's Top Winner will receive 
offered by our hostess, Karen H.!!! 

Here's what you could win~
2" alphabet chipboard letters
Close to My Heart acrylic stamp set
12 - six by six papers

Each stamper who's card is showcased 
will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) 

Here's the digi sentiment you could win~

With all that taken care of, let's get to it! We've got another fabulous challenge for you this month at Technique Time Tuesday--it's called SMACKIN' ACETATE!!!  We cannot wait to see what amazing creations you create with this month's VIDEO tutorial!

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CREATION USES OUR TUTORIAL OR YOUR ENTRY WILL BE DELETED.  If you need to review the rules, please consult the tab up top!  Now let's get started!  I've used my webcam this month and the sound and video quality is much better!  Now to learn how to stamp upside down... ;)

Smackin' Acetate

Materials Needed
*Piece of acetate
*Water based markers
*Water spritzer
*White or cream cardstock piece
*Desired stamps, papers, and embellishments to finish your project

"How To"


We've got an amazing guest designer with us this month--
Robbie of Inkedx2!

Here's what Robbie created with this  technique~

And here's some more inspiration from the Crew~

Karen P

Karen - Simply Frenzied 
check my blog for an additional card - Halloween theme