There's a new technique to try out for the month of August at Technique Time Tuesday and it's a real good one. It's called the Smackin' acetate technique (no idea where that name comes from!) and it's so simple and very effective. There's even an easy to follow video tutorial to help you on your way.
Here's my card
Basically, you swipe markers over a sheet of acetate, spritz with water and print onto card to give a gorgeous background, where the colours blend, whilst retaining the stripes. I had a few goes and have combined the two best onto my card. I used red, pink and yellow shades, the stamp image is from Bordering on Romance - a new to me set. The other background is the same shades, this time stamped with Mosaic Madness.
There are some fantastic examples created by the other members of the DT over on the blog so check them out and then go and have a try yourself! Guaranteed lots of fun!