Monday, 6 March 2017

Post 114: Cheers Card (Ink Smooshing)

Hi Friends

I'd like to share a card with you today. I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. 

Now onto the card, this is a side folding A2 size card. I have used 2 main techniques in this card, ink smooshing and embossing with a die

Synopsis of the Process:-

The white stitched rectangle die cut panel was embossed using the Winnie & Walter cutaways "Cheers" using a sizzix embossing pad and a sizzix big shot plus machine. Then 3 colors of distress ink: mustard seed, picked raspberry and peacock feathers were smooshed onto a piece of acetate and then some water was spritzed on the acetate, this acetate was then smooshed onto the embossed panel to create a loose organic looking water colored effect. A black colored die cut of the word was then adhered to the panel. The panel was adhered to the blue card base using liquid glue and some sequins were added (using glossy accents) to finish the card.

Supplies Used:

1. Winnie & Walter Cutaways- Cheers
2. Ranger: Tim holtz mini distress inkpads- mustard seed, picked raspberry and peacock feathers
3. Water spray bottle
4. Sizzix Embossing pad
5. Sizzix big shot plus
6. MFT cup sequins- baby
7. Glossy Accents
8. White, black and blue cardstock 250 gsm
9. Fevicol glue 
10. Acetate sheet 
11. Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles Die

Here are a few pictures of the finished card:--

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Ink Smooshing Challenge with Heather H. (I have done ink smooshing of 3 distress inks)
Pattern Making Challenge with Mayuri (The embossed pattern background has been created by embossing with the die "cheers" repeatedly) 
Three Challenge with Shay (Three colors have been used for ink smooshing and for sequins) 
Sequin Challenge with Kate (sequins have been used to embellish the card)
Bright Colours Challenge with Lydia (bright colors of pink, yellow and blue have been used here)

Happy Little Stampers- March Watercolour Challenge (I have used the optional twist of smoosh)

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.


  1. Very pretty! Beautiful background!

  2. So pretty and sweet card, love your smooshing and embossing on the background! :)

  3. Gorgeous ink smoothing, Preety, and love the repeat of the die dry embossed like that, a great idea!! Clearly designed card.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  4. What an awesome background! The colors are gorgeous!

  5. Don't know how I nearly managed to miss this card so glad I checked back. Love the colours on your smooshed background. Some of my favourites. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. What a beautiful card you've created here! I really love the smooshing that you did and how they blend together so well. I also thought it was a really nice touch to have the embossed copy of your sentiment there on the card as well. This is full of wonderful details and I'm so glad you shared your work with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!