Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Splitcoaststampers TLC675 hosted by Karen!

Our dear friend, Karen (Snippet) is hosting the Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC675)
this week.  Her technique is "Acetate Inking."

Here is Karen's card!

Here is my card using the same technique!

I already had die cut my CUTplorations "Art Happens" out of a scrap piece of Alcohol Ink on Yupo  that I planned to use. So I chose Distress Ink colors that were close to the same colors for my Acetate Inking background.  
I used Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves and Mermaid Lagoon.

I used Karen's photo tutorial and description of Acetate Inking  
and followed closely for my background. 
My only difference was I used Distress Inks and not Distress Oxide inks.

Next I stamped my Mug over my inked background using Archival Jet Black ink and my MISTI.  Then die cut my main image with CUTplorations
 Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

Attached my die cut sentiment using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and attached main image to fun foam and to SU Thick Whisper White card base. 
My last step was to trace around the "Art Happens" with my 05 Black Art Pen and then Done!

I really had fun with this quick "Art Happens" card design..  
Thanks so much Karen for always inspiring us!!

Be sure and check out Karen's TLC675 on SCS.  The growing gallery is inspiring too!

Adding Challenges
STAMPloration Never-Ending Anything Goes

STAMPlorations January CAS Anything Goes CAS...no twist.

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Winter Mug".
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Arches Mixed Media., Yupo.
Inks: Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon.  Alcohol Inks and Archival Black.
Accessories: MISTI. CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die and ART Happens Word Die. SU fine tip glue pen.  Fun Foam. 05 Art Pen. Piece of Acetate from stamp set.


  1. This is such a great example of abstract art! Love this and love the colors. Your background turned out beautifully. You framed it beautifully with your stitched die!

  2. Awesome background - you matched it up perfectly with the sentiment!

  3. Artsy and fun, my friend! Love these colors and how well the alcohol ink sentiment goes with the acetate inked background!

  4. Great colours and a fun card for Karen's challenge!

  5. love the abstract background so perfect for your sentiment. Love it :0

  6. Art does happen on your card, Nancy! Beautiful and fun acetate inked background! You did well with matching the Distress ink colors with the Alcohol Inks. I think the extra step of tracing around the die-cut sentiment with your black pen makes a big difference in definition. It's subtle but effective! Hugs.. Hideko

  7. That sentiment fits your crative BG perfectly!! Fabulous card Nancy!

  8. What a super fun card. Loving the composition of your card. A work of art! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.


  9. Fun and artsy background and love how you've picked up the colours on the sentiment. Great technique too x

  10. That big mug with the "art happens" across the front pretty much embodies a beautiful afternoon in my happy place! Love the gloss of the Yupo paper and your pretty blue and purple. The acetate inking technique looks very cool. I like the effect! There is so much fun to be had with inks and paper!

  11. Love this technique and it looks so cool with that mug!

  12. Oh Nancy, you are so kind to give my card a nod...thanks so very much.
    Love how you sweet card turned out...glad you had fun with this technique.
    xx Karen


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