Smooshed Background

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Hey Friends!

Sharing a card I made inspired by this month’s Happy LittleStampers’ CAS challenge, where we have to incorporate the smooshing technique on our CAS cards.  I love distress inks and most of us who use these inks know how versatile they can be when it comes to techniques. Don’t we all love to see the magical effect they have when blended with water.  Quickly sharing a card for you all to see the smooshed background I made:-

For those wondering what smooshing technique means, it is a very technique by which we dab the ink pads directly on our craft sheet( re-inkers can also be used instead of in pads if you prefer), acrylic block or acetate, spraying a little water over that and pressing the card stock or the paper over the ink-water mixture. The effects it produces are very beautiful, artsy and unique each and every time. Quick, Simple and effective.

For the one-layered card above, distress inks (fired brick, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemon) and rose bud memento ink were dabbed on an acrylic block, some water sprayed over it and the block was dabbed over the card base. The layers were dried using Rangers’ heat tool before repeating the steps again, until the desired effect was achieved. After letting the paper dry thoroughly, stamped the sentiment from Inkadinkado-Kid’s quotes stamp set, in Archival black ink. Stamped the same sentiment again in versamark ink over the previously stamped sentiment and clear embossed it. This is a good way to add some interest to a simple card.

Stamped some colourful hearts here and there and finally added those handmade embellishments (colour palette and paint brush ) using 3D foam tape.

A real pep-me-up card. Don’t you think? J

I would also like to thank the amazing CAS design team members at Happy Little Stampers for choosing my penguin card as one of the favorites for the December CAS challenge J

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a lovely day.



  1. Very artsy card! Loved the smooshed background, Jasleen! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. Loved the little paint palette and cute it looks
    Dr Sonia

  3. So Loving it !! the splatters n painting theme are perfect together ,I thought the palette n brush to be stamped !! you made them ?? Wow :)

  4. Oh my god! this is just mind blowing! :)

  5. Great great background! It goes so perfectly with your sentiment. Thanks for sharing at HLS!


  6. Hi Jasleen, I seem to have missed all your cards recently-you seem to have dropped of my dashboard for ages. However I am here to see this one and what a fabulous background and love the sentiment x

  7. Such a pretty card!! Love the colors!! Nice quote!
    Moxie Craftie

  8. very pretty and love the way you added glow to your sentiments jas

  9. LOVE your smooshing technique! The background is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  10. Gorgeous smooshing Jasleen!! And perfect sentiment to go with your artistic background. xx

  11. Love this!!! Great smooshing. Thank you for playing along at Happy Little Stampers ..... xx


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