Smackin’ Acetate Technique

Splitcoaststampers’ Try A New Technique Challenge, TLC577, Smackin’ Acetate Technique

On Monday, Splitcoaststampers’ Try A New Technique Challenge, TLC577, is to create using the “Smackin’ Acetate” Technique.  This technique is similar to that of coloring on acrylic blocks and transferring the color to paper.  Have you tried the Smackin’ Acetate Technique before?  I had not heard of it until Monday.  LOL

Splitcoaststamper’ Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS368, Spring Critters

Also on Monday, Splitcoastampers’ Clean and Simple Challenge,  CAS368, Spring Critters, is to create in celebration of spring!  Seeing more signs that spring is here and to celebrate the springing forward of our clocks, the challenge is to bring out our spring critters.

I combined the challenges and created this card.

(Update:  This card was in the Splitcoaststampers favorites for the week ending on March 20, 2016.)

(Update #2:  I am so honored that this card was picked today, March 31, 2016 as the Customer Card of the Day by Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD)!  I am so blessed and grateful for this recognition!  You can read about it on ODBD Blog.)

Smackin' Acetate Technique

I used the Smackin’ Acetate Technique for the land behind the lamb.  The following explains the technique.

  1.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Lavender Lace Marker to color the top of the acetate, Barely Banana to color the middle, and Old Olive to color the bottom.

Smackin' Acetate Technique

2.  I spritzed water on the acetate next.  The water moves the ink around.

Smackin' Acetate Technique

3.  I placed the inked and spritzed side of the acetate down onto watercolor paper and used my fingers to push the ink on the paper.

Smackin' Acetate Technique

4.  I removed the acetate and used a slightly wet watercolor brush to spread the inks.

Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS368, Spring Critters

The part of my card that incorporates the CAS368, Spring Critters, is the Lamb.  Having been raised on a small farm, every spring we looked forward to the births our little “spring critters”; lambs, chicks, calves, piglets, foals, etc.

Also Easter is in the spring time.  Therefore, my Lamb represents more than a critter.  It is the Lamb of God, Jesus.  The three crosses in the background represent the cross upon which Jesus was hung, and the crosses upon which the prisoners hung beside Jesus.

Smackin' Acetate Technique

As for the rest of the design, I sewed (or tried to) yellow flowers around the border of the card to replicate the yellow flowers around the lamb, which I colored with copics.  I embossed the lavender paper with a wood grain embossing folder which represents the wooden cross upon which Jesus hung.  I added a cut out from Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) doily die that lies underneath the lamb and topped it off with a white bow made with Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Organza Ribbon.  The circle encompassing the lamb and the doily were made with ODBD Pastel Paper, ODBD Double Stitched Circles Dies, and ODBD Doily Die .  Here are additional photos:

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I hope you try the technique and join in on the challenges!

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PAPER:  Watercolor Paper, ODBD Pastel Paper, and Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana and a Lavender Card Stock

INK:  Stampin’ Up! Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, and Old Olive Markers, and Copics

ACCESSORIES:  ODBD Little Lamb Die, ODBD Ornamental Crosses Dies, ODBD Doily Dies, ODBD Double Stitched Circles Dies, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Organza Ribbonand Stampin’ Up Wood Grain Embossing Folder


TECHNIQUES: Smackin’ Acetate Technique


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“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.  Philippians 4:6 

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