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