Monday, March 20, 2017
CAS Mix-up March...Smooshing..
Happy Monday to you.
I've been loving the CAS Mix-up challenge and I was overjoyed when I saw the March one...
I love to smoosh :)
Smooshing to me is when you put ink, crayons or paint or whatever onto a craft mat / surface and spray with water, then you 'smoosh' your paper in the ink, lift it up and then dry it and repeat this technique a few times to get a really beautiful background.
I smoosh a LOT.
It is also CAS Mix Ups 1st birthday, so I thought a birthday card would be fitting.
I went down a more masculine route with my card..I think it would work for men/boys of all ages.
My choice is die-cutting.
I created my smooshed background by using 3 different distress inks. I die-cut the panel using a Simon Says Stamp stitched die.
I played with the idea of die-cutting out a shape from the main panel and then raising it with foam tape a few weeks ago and I like the way it turns out. So I did it again here, using a Lil Inker wonky die.
The Moose is a punch and I punched him out of chipboard and then stamped him using a Prima Marketing stamp that I always go to when I want an 'illegible' script pattern.
The sentiment is made up of stickers and a random stamp from my stash.
I added some clear droplets and bling to finish my card off.
I am super pleased..roll on April for more CAS Mix-up.