For today’s card we are going to be doing a little ink smooshing to color our images! Join me!
I’m going to using this super cute stamp set One in a Chameleon from Lawn Fawn. It is a smaller set so it’s very affordable. I will also be using Canson Watercolor paper. I trimmed down some pieces to 4″ x 4″ which make it easier to work with this technique.
On a glass mat or craft mat, I’m smoosh down Twisted Citron, spritz with water and then smoosh my cardstock into the mix. This is going to look like a mess and that’s ok. I’ll dry it a little with a heat tool then smoosh some more. Next, I’ll smoosh down some Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink and repeat those same steps until I get the desired look.
I’ll repeat those same steps using Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet Distress Inks on another piece of cardstock. You could create a whole rainbow of critters just be sure to pick colors that will smoosh well together and not create mud. Unless that’s the color you are going for.
I also stamp out some branches and color with copic markers. Once my smooshed cardstock is dry, I’ll use the Misti tool to stamp my images. I like to pick spots on the cardstock that have a great variety of color to them.
For my front panel, I’ll die cut a piece of Perfectly Plaid paper using the Small Dotted Rectangle. Using a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, I’m going to ink blend Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. I’ll also die cut this from the Small Dotted Rectangle die.
I’ll also die cut a circle from the center of each using the Outside In Stitched Circle die. My sentiment is stamped onto a piece of Cilantro cardstock that diecut from the Grassy Borders die. I heat embossed with white embossing powder which really makes it pop from the card.
To give this a woodsy feel, I die cut the Stitched Woodgrain die from Paperbag and Chocolate Bar cardstock which I’ll attach to an A2 size notecard.
Lots of small steps to create these two fun cards so be sure to check out my video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. Supplies are listed down below.
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