This is called Smacking Acetate or I would prefer to call it "Messing around with ink and water!" LOL!
You can make some fabulous background papers or papers that you want to cut and make flowers - the uses for this are endless, and you get a unique result every time.
Here is my finished card.
Firstly, you will need a piece of acetate, either some water based markers or some re-inkers. I used CTMH water-based dye ink markers. Some white paper, I used the Recollections white paper, you want something that is a little porous - to take the ink and water. A mini mister or water spray.
I found this technique by Gina K on Stamp TV, she uses re-inkers and here is a link to the video for this method.
I do not have any re-inkers, as such, so I used the markers instead and was still really pleased with the results I got.
So, cut a piece of card stock a little bigger than you actually need. This will enable you to trim to your desired size afterwards.
Take you acetate, and as many markers as you want to use. I chose 3 colours, that I felt I could work with. Don't do too many, or I think you will end up with just a muddy mess.
Now comes the fun part. Just scribble randomly over the acetate with your markers. I have done two to show you.
Here are the two papers, and I even tried it with some doilies.
Now all you have to do is use them on your cards.
For my card I used a 6" by 4" base and then layered up my papers. The designer paper is from a stack by Me & My Big Ideas called Forever Water Colour. The ribbon flower was made by my daughter Shannon.
The sentiment is from a set called Hooray for Birthdays by Scrappy Mom's, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.
For the inside I used the same papers and stamped a little flower in two of the corners.
I hope you will give this technique a go - it is so easy and yet so effective and of course unique every time.
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