Ink Smooshing Technique

Hi readers! Please join me in welcoming back the fabulous Kelly Rasmussen as a guest on our blog today!
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Hi there! I’m thrilled to be back as a guest on the Simon Says Stamp blog. Today I’ve got a card to share using some Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp goodies.

I’ve a got a new little niece that should be arriving any day now, so I decided to make a card to have on hand when the big day arrives. My card is inspired by this amazing card by Kristina Werner. I love the ink “smooshing” technique with the simple white embossing over the top. (Thanks for the inspiration, Kristina!)

The animal images in the Simon Says Stamp Baby Party Animals stamp set are absolutely adorable and perfect for baby cards. And the hand drawn style coordinates perfectly with the messages in the Hero Arts Little One stamp set.

When creating a background like this, be sure choose inks colors that blend well. The pinks and oranges I used work great together and create new colors when they overlap. Also, I like to include a very light shade of ink, like Spun Sugar Distress Ink, to use around edges and create a faded out look.

As a final touch I die cut some Mini Hearts straight from the watercolored piece and popped the panel up on a white card base. I also added some Glossy Accents over the bunny to make her stand out a little bit more.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks again to Kelly for being our fabulous guest!


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  1. I love this new technique and the card is very cute awaiting for the birth of a little one.

  2. Beautiful card! Love the contrast of the simple white embossing and the pretty colours of the background. The little cutout hearts are cute too.

  3. Kelly’s card is awesome! I LOVE the ink smooshing technique of the card and the coloring and the layout. It is so beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. SMASHING smooshing Kelly!!!
    What an ADORABLE card to welcome your niece!!! THANK YOU for sharing this technique and your CREATIVE INSPIRATION … I have to confess that I have been struggling with making some welcome baby cards for several weeks now and your card is EXACTLY what I NEED to make some progress :)

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