Hello!  It’s technique challenge week over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and Louise has an interesting one for us this week – inking up an acrylic block to create a background.

I chose to ink up my largest acrylic block, which is 4″ x 5″.  I randomly applied three colors of ink to the entire block.  (My ink pads are all the small 1″ cube type, so it was easy to use them to add ink to small areas of the block.)  I spritzed the block with water to blur the lines and help the inks run together a bit.  Then I placed a piece of cardstock onto the block and pressed it with my hands to transfer the ink to the cardstock.  After it dried I trimmed the edges, and the result is what I used for this card.  I added a sentiment stamp and repeated a snowflake stamp several times, and heat embossed the stamping with white embossing powder.  (I originally tried a silver powder, but it didn’t show well against the purple and grey inks.)  After I assembled the card, I added some rhinestones to the snowflake centers to give the card a little more pizazz. And ta-da!  It’s another winter card for Operation Write Home.

I hope you’ll give this technique a try and share your results with us at 52{C}CT!  The linky tool will remain open until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, November 29.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a fantastic weekend!

Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Wishes, Kissmas & Mistletoe (Unity)
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Midnight Muse, Perfect Plum (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Craft White, Smoky Slate, Midnight Muse, Perfect Plum (SU)
Other: white embossing powder (Stampendous); rhinestones (SU)

5 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – November technique challenge”

  1. Just beautiful Patricia! Love this technique…I should use it more often! :)
    Lizy xx

  2. This TOTALLY looks amazing, Patricia! The colors you used are fabulously wintry and fun and I adore the fun sentiment! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  3. Terrific colors Patricia! I like how the colors kind of blend into each other to create such a lovely canvas for your card. Nice job.

  4. Love the colours you’ve used to create the background. I like the soft blocks and the way they’ve blended. The snowflakes are lovely.

  5. Oh my goodness, I am so late with my comments, it’s next week already! Love the purple and blue block prints and those snowflakes really stand out. The sentiment is so pretty too! Glad you had fun!

    Louise xx

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