Tuesday, November 24, 2020

An Inked Smooshed Christmas Card

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a slimline Christmas card created with some snowflakes and Distress Ink.

Even though Thanksgiving is two days away, I have been concentrating on getting Christmas cards created to send out to some of my crafty friends. Ink smooshing is a GREAT technique that you can easily do in a streamline fashion.

To start off my card, I used the Pinked Slimline Dies to die cut a large panel out of watercolor cardstock. I then used a WOW! Clear Embossing Ink and WOW! White Embossing Powder to heat emboss snowflakes from Bringing on the Snowflakes onto the card front. 

Next I did the same technique and used the same stamp set on a slightly smaller panel.

For my first ink smooshing pass, I used Crackling Campfire Distress Ink and water. I made sure to coat both my panels by picking them up and then placing different areas over the wet ink.

I used a heat tool to dry the ink on the panels and ink smooshed the panels a second time in a combination of watered down gold acrylic paint and Candied Apple Distress Ink. Combining the gold with the red gave a yellowish tint to some of the background, which I loved.

While the two panels were air drying, I die cut some snowflakes using the Funky Flakes Fri-dies out of white cardstock. When the panels were completely dry, I adhered the snowflakes to the slimline card front as shown.

I then adhered the smaller inked panel over the larger panel.

My last step was use the Merry Christmas Fri-dies to die cut some gold cardstock. I adhered the sentiment across the front of the card. 

I adore how this card came out and I LOVE the colors.

I hope this card inspires YOU to create your own festive Christmas cards!!!

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I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and please be sure to check in for some BEAUTIFUL projects by the other design team members!!!

Have a FABULOUS day!!

1 comment:

marilyn said...

LOVE LOVE this outstanding card! One of the best of the dazzling! Thanks for the directions too...always appreciated!