Smooshing – Take Two!

I showed a Smooshing technique card a few days ago.  And now I have tried it with a little bit of a twist.  The results may be questionable !!

 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Words, Jackie Beers

Lovely Words Thinlits Die, 143733

 

 

You can see my first attempt using the original method by clicking HERE.  Julie DiMatteo was who I copied in my previous card and her video is wonderful.  You can see her video HERE on the original Smooshing Technique.  This one sort of looks like a child’s fingerprinting gone bad!!  But it was fun to make, and for me that is what matters.

The “Take Two” is that instead of putting the ink refill drops on a plastic sheet and then touching the other plastic to it, I just dropped the ink refill droplets onto the Glossy card stock.  I did not add water.  I simply touched a acetate sheet to the drops and spread it around.

I chose the Thinlit Die Lovely Words to use as the focal point on my card instead of covering up the Smooshing I did.  This is such an easy and quick way to add words to a card.  And the Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets are a must.  I would have glue everywhere if that was how I tried to adhere this.  Thank You Stampin’ Up!  for bringing these back in the catalog!!!

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Thank you for visiting today!  I appreciate you stopping and checking out my cards.  The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.

 

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Wine With Friends

I love all of the stamps in the Half Full set.  There are nice sentiments and they all work great with each other, as well as other sets.  Plus they are just so dang cute!!  Here is my card today.

 

Stampin' Up! Half Full, stampinup half full, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Half Full, 144999

I could not decide on a white, red, or blush for my wines, so I went with all three!!  More is better!!  The splatters, I have messy friends, are actually from the Brightly Lit Christmas set.  It was on my desk when I decided I needed a splatter.  For that set I believe it is either snow or berries for the wreath!

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I colored the wine in the glasses with Stampin’ Write Markers and then stamped the spilled wine from the ink pads.  The white wine is So Saffron, in case you need a nice white wine color.

I offset the center panel to allow for the bow.  The new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in Fresh Fig is beautiful, but it is a little thicker than some of our other ribbons.  So the bow will not tie as small as I usually like to use.  Therefore I needed more space for the bow to fit.  I have seen several cards from other demonstrators, Mary Fish comes to mind, who have made some beautiful cards using this layout.  So you could say I am doing a CASE of one of her cards.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed the card and I would love to hear your comments.  The supplies I used are at the bottom of the page.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.  I hope you have a great day!!

 


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Give Thanks

I have another Fall card for today.  Although to Give Thanks is something that could be used year round.  I have used the “direct to paper” technique again to showcase this simple punched sentiment.

 

Stampin' Up! Labels To Love, Jackie Beers

Labels To Love, 144967

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I really like this color combination.  It is soft on the “direct to paper” technique but stands out on the card stock surrounding it.  And the Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon is just a must have!!  It is gorgeous and so easy to work with.

If you missed my previous “Direct To Paper Technique” card, you can see it HERE.

The sentiment is from the Label To Love set.  This set has sentiments for a variety of holidays and they all fit the Everyday Punch.  The punch is a bundle with the Merry Labels set, but it works with both sets.  A double winner!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is Crushed Curry cut 8 X 4 and folded in half
  • Pear Pizzaz layer is 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Glossy card stock layer is 3 1/2 X 3 1/2

 

The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  If you do not have a current Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to help you get started.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I very much appreciate your comments as well.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

 


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Enjoy The Little Things

Today I have CASED Julie DiMatteo from her Wednesday Night Facebook Live.  If you have not viewed any of Julie’s videos, please go to YouTube or her Facebook page and check them out!  She is awesome and has quite a few 3-D items. Look for ThePaperPixie.com.  But Wednesday was the Watercolor Smooshing technique.  And I have to say that it is addicting!!

 

 

Stampin' Up! Layering Love, Jackie Beers, stampinup, jackiebeers

Layering Love, 141965

 

I will not even try to explain how to do this background.  I will say to go to Julie’s Facebook page and view the video.  You can click HERE to see it.  I do LOVE the way it turned out.  And each time the results are totally different.

This is what I love about paper crafting.  We get to just play with product and we end with cute cards.

 

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Thank you for visiting today.  The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my Online Store.  I hope you have an Awesome Day!!

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


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Life Is Short So Squeeze It

I had the Lemon Zest Bundle on my first order from the new Annual Catalog.  I fell in love with the sentiments immediately.  Then I didn’t get around to using it until recently.  Previously I did a quick card using our Note cards and Envelopes.  However, this card is pretty quick to make as well.

 

Stampin' Up Lemon Zest, Jackie Beers, Independent Demonstrator, stampinup

Lemon Zest Bundle, 145360

 

For today’s card, I stamped the lemon slice on Whisper White with So Saffron.  I debated on just stamping off, but thought the lighter tone would do better.  I then stamped the two sentiments on each end of the Whisper White strip, and then layered the three strips together.

I used the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers to splatter old olive onto the sliced lemon sheet and daffodil delight onto the sentiment strip.  Other than stamping and punching out the lemon and leaves….that is it!  See I said it was quick and easy!!

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The strips are 2 X 5 1/4, 2 1/4 X 5 1/4, 2 1/2 X 5 1/4

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Fabulous

This is my second card using the super cute stamp set “You’ve Got Style”.  This lady is just adorable and a super “smile” card maker.

 

You’ve Got Style, 143898

 

I did not use any designer series paper today.  That alone is unusual.  I also did not start with a color combination or even a plan.  I know, crazy!  I stamped the lady and her kitty and then started coloring.  I used markers this time instead of watercolor pencils.  I wanted a bolder look.

After I got everything colored, I then decided on a color scheme and knew that it had to be bright.  Therefore Real Red and Daffodil Delight seemed to fit perfectly.  Since I did not use any designer paper, I felt like it still needed some background design.  I looked around and came up with this stamp from Oh So Eclectic for a random background pattern.  I think it worked perfectly.  Also, I could not leave off some “Bling”.  So the necklace and the kitty each received a small rhinestone for some sparkle.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I very much appreciate hearing from you and reading your thoughts on the card.

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