Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Easy Ink Smooshing

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.

Easy Ink Smooshing 1 with Concord & 9th Hello Lovely


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We are featuring Concord & 9th this month, they have a fabulous selection of stamps and products and have given us a 20% off coupon to share with you.  This Coupon is good today and tomorrow, June 20 – 21 – on orders placed through me so Happy Shopping.



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

Concord and 9th Hello Lovely and the Easy Ink Smooshing


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.


Concord and 9th Hello Lovely and the Easy Ink Smooshing


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.


Concord and 9th Hello Lovely and the Easy Ink Smooshing


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 and 9th Hello Lovely Stamp Set

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 and 9th Hello Lovely Die Set

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.

Here’s the video – if you are reading this in an e-mail – click here to visit my blog or you can watch it in HD over on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL – Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there to get notified first when I upload a new video


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:

Lydia Fiedler

Jill Hilliard

Amy Kolling

Tanya Boser

Ilina Crouse

Maria Willis

Becky Roberts

Sandi MacIver – you are here

Sue Plote

Sara Finkey Sherlock


  •  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


used for the Concord and 9th Hello Lovely Easy Ink Smooshing cards:

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20 thoughts on “Easy Ink Smooshing”

  1. 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!

  2. Guess I’m going to have to place another order! Love the card and am ready to try the oxide inks.

    Beautiful cards Sandi

    1. 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

  3. Your smooshing is really great. I always love to create more than one at a time. Thanks for the great video!

    1. Thank you Anne, yes if you are going to make a mess, make it worth while, haha thanks for watching the video

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