Hi card making friends, welcome back to the monthly Crafty Friends Blog Hop. Today I’m sharing a NEW VIDEO with three cards created with an Easy Ink Smooshing Technique and the Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp and Die set.
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On to the Easy Ink Smooshing Technique.
This technique has been around for a while now and it’s loads of fun. Say hello to inky fingers, second only to dirty gardening fingers in my book!, haha.
Three colors of Distress Oxide Inks are used in today’s projects, they are water activated and perfect for this technique:
- Mowed Lawn
- Mustard Seed
- Abandoned Coral
In the video below I share how I used the Waffle Flower Water Media Mat to work on. It’s a life saver for containing creative projects like this one, haha, and easy clean up too.
I use Canson 140# cold pressed watercolor paper for today’s project and cut a bunch up at 4 x 5-1/4. Hey, once you start playing, you don’t want to have to stop to cut up more paper right?
Also, you need a landing pad for those works of art, so have some paper towel or waxed paper handy off to the side to lay them to dry.
About the Cards:
Once I had my backgrounds done and dry, I used my Misti Stamping Platform to stamp the image in VersaMark Ink and black heat emboss them.
I used the same image on all three cards, showing a variety of ways to use it.
Finally, for the third card, I silver embossed the lovely Herringbone Background Stamp over my smooshing. Then I silver embossed the Hello Lovely stamp into a piece of vellum, die cut it with the coordinating die and attached it to the card front….for a completely different look. Platinum embossing powder would also be pretty here.
Concord & 9th HELLO LOVELY Clear Stamp Set ( SSS | ELH | SBC | C&9 )
The Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp set is a two step stamping set, wherein the stamps are provided to fill in the outline image. You can also just stamp the outline image and color it, or heat emboss it as I have done today. Those fill in stamps, also make beautiful background washes for the stamped image too.
Concord & 9th HELLO LOVELY Dies ( SSS | ELH | SBC | C&9 )
and if you are not into fussy cutting, there is a coordinating die set. The “lovely” die cut sentiment on card three is also in there along with a “hello” in a banner.
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Now it’s time to hop along and visit my Crafty Friends who have some FABULOUS projects for you. Next up is my lovely friend Sue. If you get lost along the way, here is our list:
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- Neenah Solar White 110# 4-1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2 – Card Base
- Canson 140# watercolor paper – 4 x 4-1/4 – Art piece/card front
- Thick Vellum – 5 x 6 piece of thick Vellum, heat emboss image and die cut
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Tanya Boser says
You make me want to get all smooshy!
haha Tanya, your card made me want to do the same thing, love the yellow
Amy Koenders says
Beautiful cards Sandi! Love the colors and your backgrounds are awesome!
Thanks Amy, you know me and inky fingers
Bonnie Crane says
Beautiful, fresh colours! Love these cards!
Thanks Bonnie, it’s such a fun and messy technique, haha
Becky Roberts says
I love everything about these…your use of color is so pretty!
Thanks Becky, it was a fun and simple way to make pretty backgrounds for this fabulous stamp set
Hilda Burton says
I love your beautiful cards, Sandi. It has been a while since I thought about the smooshing technique. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy your day!
thanks Hilda, me too, so it was great fun to bring it around again
Guess I’m going to have to place another order! Love the card and am ready to try the oxide inks.
Beautiful cards Sandi
haha, Sorry girl. You will love Oxide Inks, I have been having so much fun with so many techniques with them.
Life is short – play with ink, haha
Anne Sturgeon says
Your smooshing is really great. I always love to create more than one at a time. Thanks for the great video!
Thank you Anne, yes if you are going to make a mess, make it worth while, haha thanks for watching the video
Very pretty cards
thank you Sandy
I love this Sandi!!!!! Such a beautiful smooshed background!!!! 💛💛💛
thank you Natasha, it’s a great way to get a nice background
Susie Moore says
Your cards are AMAZING!
thank you Susie