Thursday, October 26, 2017

acrylic block technique

I tried the acrylic block technique -- just take an acrylic block, apply some ink, spritz with water, and apply to paper.  It creates an interesting background that's sort of pre-framed.  I added an NBUS stamp from Kaisercraft, which I black embossed. The rest of the card was based on the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch. 


Entering these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Monochromatic
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: anything goes
Rudolph Days: anything Christmas
ABC Christmas -- U is for unlimited
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #356: anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas ChallengeExtra: anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #306: Anyting Goes
Crafty Sentiments: anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #124


  1. A very elegant and stylish card, beautiful

    Jane (Rudolph Days GDT)

  2. Lovely background and love the gorgeous black baubles.

    Kath x

  3. Such a lovely Christmas card. So glad you could join us this challenge. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  4. This is gorgeous, Sandy. I love the blue and the wonderful ribbon trim. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday - my personal blog

  5. Can't wait to try this inky technique. Yours looks great here and perfect for those black embossed baubles.
    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

  6. What a beautiful background you have created with inking the acrylic block (must try this!) And then the baubles on top look stunning....great use of the sketch
    Thank you for joining us at SSW2 xx

  7. Such a delicate background you made . Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

  8. Cool creation- it looks very elegant:-)


  9. beautiful card, the color you choose is one of my favorite. I also like the way you interpreted the card scheme!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! x Zoey

  10. Very pretty card. It's classy, elegant and I like it!
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge and I hope you'll be back again.
    Marilyn S

  11. Lovely card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  12. What a fun way to make an inky background! The bright blue really pops off the white.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  13. I love your inky background on this lovely christmas card! The blue and white are striking and the ribbon looks shimmery and finishes it off beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation with us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT

  14. Fabulous card Sandy! The blue ink square is really striking & I love the embossed ornaments.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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