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Smoosh and Shimmer

October 19, 2018

This is the first card I created after a day of playing with my Shimmer Paints.  I created some great samples for my technique book (make sure you keep an eye out for a day of techniques in January) and decided to create this card using the Smoosh Background technique.  To do this technique, you need to take a plastic bag (a Stampin’ Up! one of course) and cut down one side and across the bottom, so that it opens like a book.  With the plastic bag open, you add some Frost White Shimmer Paint and use an Aqua Painter to move it around and spread it out, but kind of in lines, not great big blobs.  (Make sure that you clean your Aqua Painter straight away.)  Then you add some re-inker, in my case I used Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape.  Once you have added the re-inker, you spritz the plastic bag using a Spritzer filled with water.  Then you simply place your piece of Whisper White card onto the plastic bag, close the flap and give it a rub.  You get a different result every time.  You can even pop the Whisper White card back onto the plastic bag to add any of the Shimmer Paint and re-inker left where you think you need it.

I created a centre step card using Gorgeous Grape card and cut strips of my Smoosh Background panel to fit across the bottom of the card and down the two side.  I stamped the stem image from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto Whisper White card, using Granny Apple Green ink and attached it to the centre panel of the card.  I stamped three large flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink and cut them out using the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits Die.  I stamped five of the medium flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto Whisper White card using Gorgeous Grape ink and cut them out using the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits Die.  I stamped three small flowers (I think these are actually flower centres) again from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink and cut them out using the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits Die.  The flowers are attached to the top of the flower stems, some using dimensionals.  I cut the bow from the Smoosh Background panel using the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Die and attached it to the flower stem.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto Whisper White card using Gorgeous Grape ink.  I cut out the greeting using one of the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, attached it to a Melon Mambo scalloped oval cut using the same dies and then the card front.  Lastly I added a Basic Rhinestone to the centre of each flower.

I cut a narrow strip of the Smoosh Background panel across the bottom of Whisper White card and attached to the inside of the card so that a message can be added.

This Smoosh Background creates a beautiful, shiny panel which catches the light and just looks gorgeous, although I am not sure how much of the shine you can see.

Bye for now,

Kris

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary McSherry permalink
    October 19, 2018 11:15 am

    So clever and vibrant Kris.The technique is facinating, will have to try it.Love the colour blend

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    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      October 19, 2018 2:19 pm

      Hi Mary, Glad you like it. It’s one of the techniques we will learn at our class in January.

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