Smooshing has to be one of my all time favorite techniques! I also love Birthdays and Prizes :-)
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Here is my 2nd card for the challenge. Stamping + Smooshing + Die Cut and Watercoloring
I recently purged and did a bit of reorganizing in my stamping room and rediscovered these sweet little Art Impressions unmounted rubber stamps: "Flower Pot" and "Flower Set".
I started out by Smooshing my background using an ATC size piece of acrylic sheet (from a stamp set). I smeared Tim Holtz DI's onto the acrylic sheet..only doing one color and then spritzed with water and smooshed onto the Arches 140# Cold Press paper. Let dry. I used Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters and Ice Spruce and also Inka Gold Gold Metallic paint for my smooshing.
I then placed a scrap piece of Cold Press paper in my MISTI holding it down with my Creative Corners and stamped my pot using SU Soft Suede. I then watercolored my image using a #4 paint brush. Added a small amount of water to my brush and spread the ink from the stamped image around. Then I restamped again with Soft Suede to enhance the image details. Removed the pot and fussy cut with my papersnips. Stamped another pot onto 3M wide masking tape and fussy cut for a mask.
I placed my card front in my MISTI securing with Creative Corners and placed the pot mask. I did not use my MISTI to stamp my leaves and flowers, but acrylic blocks. My MISTI and Corners made a nice secure work area. Then repeat stamped my leaf stamp in Pear Pizzaz and the flower stamp in Rich Razzleberry. I removed my mask, shaped the pot with my stylus and attached to my card front with foam tape. Next I did wet on wet watercoloring using Ice Spruce to ground my pot.
Removed my card front from my MISTI and added Little Things "Decadence" sequins, Stamplorations Fond Expressions sentiment and Die Cut my card front using Cutplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die". I am really happy with the results and loved using my new "My Sweet Petunia" Creative Corners :-)
Splitcoaststampers is Reviewing this wonderful new product on this weeks "Weekly Inkling" and I was pleased to be asked to be one of the reviewers. I have used my Corners on every card since receiving it last week. I am hooked! Be sure and check out the Creative Corners Product Review. You will be impressed.
Happy Stamping my friends and Happy Birthday CAS Mix UP:-) You have until the 24th to play.
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