Thursday, October 29, 2020

Smooshing Sunflowers

This is my tenth card in my Could Ya? Should Ya? Would Ya? Yea! series. 

In this monthly series, I strive to try something out of the norm... i.e. a size of card I rarely use, a technique I've wanted to try (or try again), an unusual fold, a card for a bizarre holiday, etc. I also plan to try a new recipe on these days - not a card recipe, a kitchen recipe.

For this month's card, I tried smooshing. This is not the first time I've ever used the technique, but I've only done it once or twice before and it's been a long time. 

I used a piece of plastic packaging (the kind SU CS comes in) to lay down some distress ink, then spritzed it and then added the color to a piece of water color paper by laying it upside down on the ink. It's impossible to know how it will turn out, but it is fun.

I actually made two of these, so I made two cards.

Card #1

I used the Smooshed piece as part of the background on this card.

Card #2

On this card I stamped the sunflower onto the Smooshed piece and used a die to cut it out.

And don't forget... there's the added feature of this series - try a new recipe. What's for supper? Crock Pot Cube Steak. I hope we like it.

Last month I made Roasted Tomato Soup, which was a total FAIL.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp/Die Set: Stampin' UP! Celebrate Sunflower and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, Recollections Black, and SU Cameo Coral CS, Canson Watercolor Paper, and DP from my scrap file

Ranger Distress Inks (for Smooshing): Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, and Worn Lipstick

Die/Embossing Folder: Rubbernecker Nested Rectangle Stitch Die and Cuttlebug Matelasse Embossing Folder

Embellishments: Fun Stampers Journey Ribbon and Gina Marie Glitter Enamel Dots


Aracelli Merla said...

Both of these cards came out beautifully. I like the embossed background. TFS!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Terrific work. I like trying new techniques too.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love how your cards have turned out Jeanette - and your innovation in stamping on the smooched piece of card.
Stay safe

Lynn McAuley said...

You smooch better than I color! These are beautiful, Jeanette!