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!
Smooshing is my fave!
Super sweet card..Smooshing is great technique and fabulous results on the end.
Love this… so cute!
What a fabulous card Kelly! I actually just used this technique last night to create my first ever watercolor card and love the way it turned out!
What a LOVELY card :-)
Soooo Adorable!!! Love this technique!
LOVE this technique and what an adorable card!!
I love smooshing….such awesome colours!
Love how freeing the smooshing technique is! Fabulous card!
Love the smoothing technique.
I need to smoosh some ink. I will have to throw some colors together (colors that will blend).
Its time I go smoosh! :)
I love this technique, especially the name, lol!
I love the smooshing technique! makes a watercolor look so easy. Your card is fabulous!
So very sweet !!!
What a pretty card! I love that smooshing technique!!!
Smooshing is fun!