Autumn Birthday with Smooshed Background
This card started with no plan at all! I figured I’d slop some ink down on the craft mat on my desk and see where that led me….
I ended up with several panels made by “smooshing” Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs Distress inks, Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink, and water on heavy weight white card stock panels. The key to layering colors (if you want to see all the individual colors) is to make sure the ink is dry before adding the next layer. (If you add wet ink to wet ink, it blends.) I used my Tim Holtz heat tool to speed the drying along before adding more layers of ink.
I used one of the panels for the background on this card and will share the cards I made with the other panels shortly.
The “happy” greeting was cut with the Walter & Winnie “In a Word: Happy Cutaway” die (no longer available) and was stamped with the Stampin’ Up “Cheese Cloth” background stamp (retired) and GKD Kraft ink to add some interest. On that, I layered the “birthday” panel from the Stampin’ Up “Label Me Bold” stamp set (retired) and GKD Chocolate Truffle Amalgam ink.
The card stock used is Papertrey Ink Fine Linen card stock, Gina K Designs Charcoal Brown, and heavy weight white (for the smooshing).
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