Friday, November 22, 2013

52{Christmas} Card Throwdown (52CCT) - Technique Challenge #23

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.  


  1. Beautiful card, Danielle! That's a fun technique and I keep forgetting it -thanks for reminding me and thanks for joining my Christmas card challenge again! :)

  2. Oh, don't be too hard on yourself!! It's a tricky technique and I think you did it well. I have no clue how to do that one...LOL ~~ so you are braver than I am!! xo

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  3. This turned out SO elegantly, Danielle! I LOVE the yellow color you used to create the beautiful light feeling! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  4. Actually I rather like this card - the card has a lovely water colour effect. I really like the silhouette image too. Lovely card!

  5. Oh my goodness, I am so late with my comments, it's next week already! I love the traditional and modern combination here, I think you've really brought something different to the technique here. It is a card full of feeling! Glad you had fun!

    Louise xx


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