Hello crafty friends.
Today I have two cards using the same stamp but with totally different looks.
First off is a card using a smooshed background.
It's a CASE of this card
by Michelle Pearson.
A friend and I recently spent a morning smooshing.
We tried different inks, papers and smooshing techniques.
We decided that we like the results of smooshing with a cellophane bag the best.
We split the bags down the sides so we could open them flat. Put some ink on one side, folded the other side back over it and smooshed. Then we opened it back up and put paper in, closed and smooshed onto the paper. You can actually use 2 pieces of paper and get a twofer.
For this background I smooshed with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
When it was dry, I smooshed a little Worn Lipstick Distress Stain on the
cleaned and opened cellophane, smooshed and
gently slapped the piece into the ink.
To finish it off, I splattered a little of the Worn Lipstick and Mowed Lawn onto the piece.
As this card was coming together, I felt it needed to go to a friend who has just had surgery.
She has pancreatic cancer and it was found early. A true miracle!
So this sentiment seemed to say how we feel about her prognosis.
God does hear our prayers!
OK. Now on to the other one.
This time I inked the stamp with markers and did a little "surgery" on his legs.
We'll just say that his other leg is hidden and it's not a one-legged bluebird!
I used the MISTI so I could stamp multiple times and used a damp
Aqua Painter to move the color around.
There's still another day to join in our
My mixed media on card 1 are smooshing,
stamping, slapping, splattering, heat enbossing,
dry embossing and distressing
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Songbird (IA)
Ink: Distress Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick Stain, VersaMark
Paper: Naturals Ivory (retired SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other: Black EP, Cellophane Bag, Stately EF
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Songbird (IA)
Ink: SU Markers (Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery), Soft Suede (SU)
Paper: Neena Solar White, Textured Chocolate Chip (retired SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other: Stitched Mats Rectangles (LI), Stately EF, MISTI