Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Die Cut Scene Featuring Paper Smooches

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Hi there crafty friends! It’s Nina-Marie here with you today, sharing a brand new Studio Monday video featuring Paper Smooches dies!

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Paper Smooches is well known for their adorable, whimsical style and these dies that I am using in today’s card (Wreath Builder, Merry Christmas and Bird Houses), are a perfect example of that! I love how easy it is to pair Paper Smooches products together, because they carry that fun style throughout their entire collection of stamps and dies.

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In this video, I’ll be sharing not only how I built this cute, little scene but also how I did an ink smooshing watercolor technique using Zig Clean Color markers! I’ll be walking you through how I did the ink smooshing and also share a few tips on what I find works best for me when doing this technique.

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  1. Gorgeous card Nina, I love the colour and texture you created by smooshing the different pieces into the ink and water, really looks fantastic. Thank you for an awesome tutorial as well, you always inspire me to get into my craft room and try something out.

  2. This is very cute. Ink smooshing is a technique I need to practice! Love the cute little bird house dies.

  3. Wow! Love your technique! Can you do this with any other marker? Distress markers for example? Can’t wait to try this one!

    1. Thanks so much Katie! I have not used other watercolor markers before but this technique can be done with water based inks, such as distress ink pads. Because distress markers have the same properties as distress ink pads, I would assume they could be used for this technique.

  4. What an adorable card…, love, love the dies and the gorgeous ink smooshing. I must give this a try. Thanks for sharing this technique and your adorable card. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

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