Hello friends, thanks for stopping by! Time for another challenge at 52CCT - a Theme challenge to be more specific :o) This week our hostess Louise has decided she'd like us to try the acrylic block stamping technique. This is one way of creating a very unique background. You ink up the acrylic block, spritz it with water and then stamp onto cardstock. How much and how heavy -handed you are with the inking, misting and stamping, produces a different effect. See what I mean about unique? I don't think it's likely that you would achieve exactly the same result each time. Here's my DT card to share with you this week:
It wasn't exactly the effect I was going for. I wanted a yellow glow (heavenly) but was worried that Daffodil Delight yellow wouldn't show up, so I used More Mustard instead. And..I think I over spritzed a bit. I also used a fairly large block and that was a bit challenging to ink it up evenly. Oh boy - not exactly the heavenly glow I had in mind - LOL. But, as I sat and looked at it, I decided that it could work for a distressed look. Since I didn't start my card until close to 10 pm, I didn't have time to try again - so the distressed look is what I went for. I do like it - it just wasn't what I pictured in my head :o)
Will you decide to join us this week at 52CCT for Theme Challenge #23? It's a great opportunity to try a new technique and get one more Christmas card done in time to send to your family and friends? I sure hope so! The other lovely ladies on the DT have made some gorgeous samples for you as well (I peeked ahead of the post) - please go visit them and see.
I am also entering this card in my DT friend Nonni's Christmas Card Challenge #1 - "Let's get Inky" - Stamp a Happy Christmas, where the emphasis is on stamping.