Friday, October 24, 2014

Get Smooshed!

Hi all! If you joined me Monday, you know that I am hosting one of the fun-filled Hope You Can Cling To challenges over on Splitcoaststampers!! And, if you haven't yet -- you should play along! Not only are all the challenges a blast, BUT, there is an opportunity to lift the spirits of women battling breast cancer at MD Anderson. AND, There's also about $5000 in prizes from some of your favorite crafty companies!

Just click HERE to join in on the fun!

My challenge is all about the  Ink Spray Smash Technique! And, what's fun is the fact that this past Monday, Dina Kowal created a brand new video on the technique! Just click that link and scroll down to see. She took some fun twists with this one!

I also took this technique and threw in a twist! I wanted to show you step-by-step!

  • a complimentary array of re-inkers
  • a mister
  • glossy paper
  • stencils
  • sponge

Start by dropping every one of the reinkers all over the glossy card stock, have a second piece of glossy card stock waiting in the wings!

Using the mister, spray paper until you get the colors to run. Then, grab that second piece of paper and literally "smash" them together! I even twisted the paper a bit to really mash the colors together!

After letting the colors dry a bit, this is the result!

Because I wanted to add a little more interest, I grabbed a few of my Tim Holtz Layering Stencils and took the Love Letter and Tangelo Memento inks and a sponge and sponged some more ink over top!

I also used the stencil called Stripes. And, this below is the result!

And here's a look at my finished card! You can see that I stamped the Paper Lantern stamp from Power Poppy's Sunny Harvest set over top using Memento Tuxedo Black. After heat setting the ink, I did use YR04, YR07, YR09, R27, and E55 Copic Markers to add some color and depth to the paper lanterns. After that, I added a white paint pen and added some dots and highlights just to add a little more drama! 

The rest is just matting it up! I have to say that I used the extra piece of paper for my sentiment (also from the Sunny Harvest set!). I used the Spellbinders Labels Seventeen for my main image, added some crazy paper piercing, May Arts crochet trim and... ta da! Done! 

SO.....WHY NOT GIVE THIS TECHNIQUE A TRY and....join me with Hope You Can Cling To? The  Master Challenge Thread can be found  HERE.  (My challenge is HYCCT1420.) You have until November 7th at noon CST to be in the running for some of those fabulous prizes! :-)

And, because we want to lift the spirits of women undergoing cancer treatment, please help us with our Hope You Can Cling To Card Drive!!!

The Department of Volunteer Services – Unit 115
Attn: Maggi Suttles
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Before I let you go, if you're looking for a little creative inspiration to kick off your weekend, look no further! Some members of the Bloom Brigade have been busy at work just to give you a little card making eye candy! So stop on by, and say "hi!" ;-)

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by! I sure hope you join in on the fun!


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