Card #36 – Make a wish!

I have watched various crafters do the smooshing technique and it looked rather easy. I put some distress ink on a spare piece of acetate, sprayed it with water and smooshed the colors around over and over again while drying layers in between. It did feel like I overdid some parts and have to start all over on a new card stock – but no. On drying, the colors become less intense also toning down the screwed up areas. Trick is to keep going, letting it dry before adding more color and knowing when to stop. If you are someone who has never tried it before, I suggest you give it a shot!


Supplies used:

1. 65lb Recollections® White Card stock paper

2. Clear stamps from Tim Holtz® Blue print collection

3. Tim Holtz® Distress inks – Mermaid Lagoon, Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserve (for the smooshy background)

4. My Favorite Things® – BASIC STITCH LINES – Die-namics Die Set

5. Faber Castell® – Tri-Colour Pencils

6. White pigment Ink pen (UM-153) from Uniball®

I wish to submit this card to the following challenges :

Thank you! 🙂


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane says:

    Gorgeous smooshed background, love the colour combination. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  2. Very effective background

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  3. Monika Reeck says:

    your smooshed BG is lovely I love much the soft color there against yummy Cupcake
    great made
    Many thanks to joining with us at ATSM this week
    Monika (ATSM DT)

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  4. Smooshing makes a lovely background, and it will never be the same twice! Love the tag you made for our challenge – thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  5. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Beautiful background. Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Water Color Challenge.

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  6. kimheggins says:

    This is one sweet card…love your fabulous cupcake! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM.

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  7. kellyszafron says:

    Very pretty background, the colours you choose made a lovely combination. Thank you for sharing at HLS Watercolour challenge.

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  8. You smooshed perfectly! 😉 – Thanks for joining in at STB~

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  9. Bonnie says:

    What a pretty smooshed background! A fantastic birthday card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  10. lollthompson says:

    Gorgeous mix of colours for your smooshed background. And love the stripes of colours on that delicious looking cupcake! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  11. Julia Aston says:

    What a pretty smooshed background for your wonderfully colored birthday cupcake! the white pigment pen really makes the cup cake pop! Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

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