Friday, May 27, 2016

Smooshed and Heat Embossed Flowers

I was so inspired by Cornelia of Stempel Spas's Gorgeous STAMPlorations DT #77 Inspiration Project

I used the same steps and color combo as Cornelia.  I heat embossed my "Blooming Buds" flowers with Versamark and SU White EB Powder using my SU heat tool.  Then used the Smooshing and Splashing watercoloring techniques for my background to get an EB Resist main image.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries on Strathmore 140# Mixed Media paper.  I also used my aqua painter to move the DI around on each of the heat embossed flower petals. The sentiment is also from the "Bloomin Buds" designed by Dee for STAMPlorations.

The color combo is from this weeks SCS  CC584 (Color Challenge).  I even got brave enough to add Memento Tuxedo Black splatters like Cornelia did on her card.  Loved the results.  I trimmed my main image with SU Basic Black CS and added my heat embossed sentiment.

Such a bright and cheerful card for someone who needs cheering up!  Thank you so much Cornelia for your Inspiration.  

Challenges I am entering...

Card Recipe
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Blossoms and Buds" by Dee
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick and Basic Black CS.  Strathmore Mixed Media 140#
Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries.  Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark
Accessories: SU White EB Powder, Heat tool, aqua painter and dimensionals.  Paint brush and craft mat.
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Smooshing, Splashing and Splattering....The 3 S's :-)

I am sharing two of my favorite video's for the Smooshing and Splashing Techniques.

Smooshing with Inks Video by Loll Thompson
Splashing with Ink Video by Loll Thompson

Have fun getting inky my friends.  Thanks for Looking and especially commenting :-)


  1. WOW ... LOVE this card Nancy!! Great take on Cornelia's inspiring card. Love the colours and the heat-embossed white images. Great job with all these techniques! As you said, this is a bright and cheerful card. xx

  2. Nancy, this is absolutely stunning! Love how your smooshing and splashing turned out!

  3. Super happy colors and love the white embossed blooms!

  4. What a gorgeous card, Nancy! Love those colors and the white embossed outlines! The black splatters are a great addition!

  5. Fantastic Nancy ... I just love what you have done with this. The design along with the sentiment are perfect together. Fabulous card mf.

  6. A beautiful inspired card Nancy! love the background you created! Julia xx

  7. Love this loose smooshed card Nancy, the colours are fab and splatters cool.
    Thanks for joining us over at STAMPlorations. :)

  8. Lovely colours and effect from your smooshed background - great technique for using with emboss resist!

  9. Great techniques! I've been working with watercolor backgrounds a little and this looks like an easy way to make one. Great use of your colors. The white on black banner really adds a great focal point.

  10. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Nancy! Love the colors on this and how beautifully they are blended. Thank you too for your comprehensive list of supplies and links to techniques you used! Love this card!

  11. Outstanding CASE of Cornelia's card! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations:)

  12. Fabulous smooshing, Nancy! Oh those colors. And how they blend. And that sentiment! Isn't it wonderful?

  13. Gorgeous CASEd card! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  14. You can totally link it up at CASEplorations! :)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

  15. Absolutely gorgeous card! The colour combination is spectacular and showcases the sketchy embossed flowers beautifully! Love! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill


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