April 13, 2017

Weather Together and More of the Ink Smooshing Technique

Hi there and Happy Thursday! I hope you're enjoying your Holy Thursday. I didn't exactly plan this, but I guess this card I'm sharing with you today is quite appropriate for the day. Today is the day recognized as the day of our Lords Last Supper before His arrest and crucifixion which has a sadness attached to it when you think of what He endured for us as a result of our sins. My card today uses the fun technique of Ink Smooshing! I just LOVE playing with ink this way and the colors look stormy and then there's the rain.
Anyhoo, for this card, I started with a standard card base of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Dapper Denim that I scored and folded at 4 1/4". I then took a piece of watercolor paper cut 5 1/4" x 4" and prepped it with the Embossing Buddy. I then stamped the rain drops randomly using Versamark ink and heat embossed them with the Clear Embossing Powder, this will create an emboss resist. Then, using a piece of window sheet, I "smooshed" ink onto it and spritzed it with water and randomly applied the ink to the watercolor paper. I did dry the ink with my heat tool in between colors. I started with Pool Party first, then moved onto Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate followed by a second layer of Dapper Denim. I stamped 3 clouds onto Whisper White cardstock using Smoky Slate ink and cut them out with the coordinating die. I then cut 2 umbrella tops out, one from Dapper Denim and one from Flirty Flamingo. and I trimmed out the center portion of the Flirty Flamingo and attached it to the Dapper Denim to create the 2 toned umbrella. I then cut 2 umbrella handles, one from Silver Foil and the other from the Flirty Flamingo cardstock and I trimmed off the "hooked" end of the Flirty Flamingo handle and attached that to the Silver Foil handle and attached the handle using a glue dot and the umbrella top with Dimensionals. I then cut a piece of Vellum and prepped it with the Embossing Buddy and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink. I used the retired black embossing powder and heat embossed the sentiment and attached that to the card with a glue dot strategically placed under the sentiment to camouflage it. I then added a few Sparkling Clear sequins I got from Pretty Pink Posh to complete the card and add a little "somethin' somethin'".
I hope you enjoyed today's card and I truly hope it inspires you to pull out your ink and play with this technique. I know you will have fun with it, just give it a try. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. I'm here to help.
Have a great day and Happy Stamping,
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