Thursday, May 6, 2010

OWH Stars & Stripes Color Challenge

I saw a technique awhile back that intrigued me and I've wanted to try it out. The only problem is that I needed acetate. Not the real heavy type, just something that would go through my Big Shot. I had some from my local scrapbook store that I used for some pictures that I made into note cards, but it wasn't what I was looking for. Finally, I found something that I thought might work at an office supply store.

This card was designed for a challenge on the OWH Stars & Stripes blog. The challenge is to create a card using your favorite color. I didn't think it would be so difficult for me to choose! I love bright colors that stand out, I'm not much for pastels. That's not to say I don't use them when my arm is twisted, it's just not my first choice. My first love is black. Everything goes with black. I also have a tendency to use alot of dark colors, which is what I did with this card. Its taken me two days to make this card, but that's just because I'm slow and it takes me awhile to make up my mind. It's now done and I love it!


The technique I used was called the acrylic smash. What fun! I'm ready to try it again.

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Products Used For This Card:

  • Acetate
  • Bazzill Cardstock
  • Nestabilities Labels One
  • Patterned Paper by Kimberly Poloson - Small Black Blooms
  • Sheer Ribbon
  • Making Memories Acrylic Paint - Cranberry & Wheat
  • Hero Arts Midnight Black Accent Pearls
  • Hero Arts Stamps - "Friend Definition" CG125 & "Friends" CL351

Thanks for stopping by!


Diana said...

WOW, that is just stunning Patti. LOVE the colors.

helloholley said...

After seeing your card,I must give this technique a try!! TFS!!! ;)

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Patty! Wonderful friendship card! I love the artistic painterly look you got using the acrylic smash technique! :-)

Nancy Keller said...

Acrylic smash! It sounds like a great technique to use to get rid of some frustration as well! I love it! TFS!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, your card is stunning! I love the colors you used and the acetate with the smash technique is wonderful!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

THis is so striking!

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