I have been doing some kind of craft or another most of my life. My greatest craft love is making cards, which I have been doing for 18+ years. I love having a blog to share my creations with you and hope to inpsire you to create something. Thanks for stopping by.
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.