July 20, 2016

Ink Smooshing Background

Hi, today I have a card to share with you that I used a new technique
I learned called Paper Smooshing to create great backgrounds.

I used Distress Inks for my background but there are so many
other mediums that you can use.
 I followed a video from YouTube to create the background.  There are several videos out there about this technique and each are done slightly different.  Here is a link to the one I used, Ink Smooshing.
Once I was happy with the background which I did on watercolor paper then I started to put my card together.  I stamped the flowers using one of Rubbernecker's watercolor stamps, this was is a 4 stamp process.  Using my MISTI really made it a lot easier to line up those layers. After I stamped it I cut it out using a Gina Marie die, then backed that with a piece of mulberry paper.  If you have ever dealt with mulberry paper it can be a bit hard to tear or cut, here is how I did my layer.  I placed my die cut of the flowers on top of the piece of mulberry paper then took a wet paint brush and just "drew" around or wet the shape I wanted.  Once it is wet just pull it and it tears on the wet line creating that feathered edge look. 
The sentiment or poem is also a Rubbernecker stamp that I stamped on a piece of vellum paper.
Well, I hope you enjoy my card and go ahead and give the Ink Smooshing a try you will love the results.

Challenges entered:
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Summer Florals
Cards in Envy - Summer/hot colors
Crafty Boots - Photo inspiration/flowers
Penny Black - Anything goes with a stamp
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes


Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card NanaConnie, love the pretty background you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Very pretty card, the floral design is so delicate and your new background technique is the perfect companion and it works so well with the mulberry paper.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Sandy Trefger said...

I so love the design of your card and the use of some fabulous Summer hot colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Whisper said...

Oooo simply stunning and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Sharon said...

WOWZERS!!!!!!! Most beautiful card Donna!!! Love, love, love it!!!! :)

Larajc said...


Crafting Circle said...

LOVE IT !!!! so many cool techniques

wendipooh13 said...

gorgeous stamping!!!! wow!!! thanks for playing with Cards in Envy!!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Donna,

Thought you would like to know that you have been Placed in the Crafty Boots 'Picture' Challenge. Many congratulations.

We are offering the winner and both runners up from this challenge Guest Design Team spots for the Crafty Boots challenge that starts on 12 September. Please contact me at if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

Do not forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

Kindest regards.