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#gorgeous Ink Smooshing by Becca

March 15, 2020

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I’m sharing a card using one of my favorite cardmaking techniques, ink smooshing! For this card I used two stamp sets, Days-e bouquet and Compliments Volume 2.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper cut slightly smaller than my A2 card base. I stamped the large floral image from Days-e bouquet using Versafine onyx black ink, and clear heat embossed on top.

For my first layer I used Distress Oxide ink in squeezed lemonade. There are many ways to ink smoosh, but my favorite is to use a piece of clear acetate so I have control of where the ink ends up. I smoosh my ink pad onto the acetate, spritz with water, and then squish the acetate (wet ink side down) onto the card panel.

For the next layers I used Arteza real brush pens, though any water based marker works great for this technique. I scribbled the marker onto the acetate, spritzed with water, and smooshed. I dried the paper in between each color so they would layer instead of mixing. The colors I used were Lemon Yellow, Bumblebee Yellow, and

Sunset Yellow.

Now its time for the sentiment! I used the bottom two sentiments from Compliments Volume 2 stamp set. I stamped onto white cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink, and clear heat embossed on top so it would be the same as the main image. I cut each word out separately and backed them with black so they would stand out against the busy background.

I arranged the sentiment on top of the main image, then embellished with Gina Clear Bubbles.

To complete the inside of the card I used Distress Oxide squeezed lemonade ink to stamp the same floral image from Days-e bouquet. I added a strip of black and white striped washi on the bottom so it coordinates with the front of the card. The floral image is light, so I will write directly over it with a black pen when I sent this card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog to check out how I created this card!


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1 comment

Carmen O March 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

Very nice! I need to do ink smooshing more often, Beautifully done,


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