Ink Smooshing Technique
Hi readers! Please join me in welcoming back the fabulous Kelly Rasmussen as a guest on our blog today!
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!
Thanks for reading today, and thanks again to Kelly for being our fabulous guest!
Beautiful, beautiful background!
So sweet – the colour really makes the cut outs pop!
Adorable card! The overall colors you used and the heart cutouts – simply lovely. Ink smooshing is the way to go with Distress Inks – looks so fun. Thanks.
Gorgeous results from this fun technique.
I am loving the coral color. Just when I thought that have enough distress colors . . . . haha
That is a beautiful card. I must try this!
A great card
What a pretty card!!
Love this technique! Hoping to find some crafty time this weekend to give it a try!
Love the card. The colors smush well together!!
Great color. But that is what you are great at!
Such a sweet card! Love the background and the cute bunny.
Cute card!! Have to try that technique again.
What an adorable baby card. Love the look of this technique.
Super cute. Congrats on the new little one. Love the colors.
Oh I just love this! Gorgeous colours and I really like this smooshing technique with the white embossing!
Have been watching everyone do this and got to try it.
such a great idea for baby cards that aren’t too typical.
Super cute card!
This is a really cute little card! I like the combination of colors, and the blending came together perfectly. The sentiment and critter work wonderfully even though they are from different sets. TFS
How very clever and cute! Pinks and orange make a great cheery combo.
Love this sweet card. Smooshing is such a fun techies technique.
Touch a pretty card and fun technique.
This is just beautiful!!
Sweet card. The background is fantastic.
I love this technique, but I can’t seem to get it wright! Thank you
Very cute card, Kelly. Thanks for sharing!
Kathy is a bright star in the crafting world. Her inspiration gal is “starry” too. She does a great job creating for SSS.
Ink smooshing is one of my favorite techniques! Love the card!
Gorgeous card, I’m definitely going to give this a go!
Cute card–I’m going to have to try that smooshing technique myself!
Kelly, your card is so cute and I love the colors you smooshed! I like how you raised the panel so the punched hearts show up.
Such a cute card and a really fun technique!!
I’ve got to try this. This is such a cute card & I just happen to need a baby card. The only question is: pink or blue?
simple but cute!
What a sweet card for your new little niece. I’m a big fan of the smooshing technique myself as there really aren’t rigid rules for it. Thanks for sharing.
How adorable! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful wknd!
ooo, fossilized amber would be my favorite color. I love the little cut out hearts on this card.
So bright and cheerful…what a master of color!
What a sweet card!
Adorable & great smooshing!
This is beautiful, I can’t wait to try smooshing some ink!
Super cool technique!
What a great technique! The card turned out great! Love reading these posts that share different techniques…truly inspirational.
:-D Super cute card!! This is a must try! :-D
Beautiful card. Great technique.
i sued this technique a lot and this si just another fab example of what you can acchieve
Yep, still a technique I admire and will attempt someday!