Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Group of Seven Cardmaker's November Smooshing with Cling Wrap

Click on the link above for the GO7 November Blog Cling Wrap Technique
and the fabulous Cardmakers Cards and Technique descriptions and videos. 

Also we love when you share your cards on our blog Linky:-)

I used Brushos and Magicals Powders to create my Cling Wrap backgrounds.

My Brushos Cling Wrap "Signature" Tree Christmas Card:-)

I lightly spritzed water onto an A2 size piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper
 and sprinkled with Brushos Blue, Red and Green powders.
Then spritzed again lightly and tipped the MM paper to spread the ink.

Next placed a piece of Cling Wrap a little bit larger than the A2 paper and
tucking extra wrap under the sides.  Then used my fingers to scrunch up the wrap.
Be sure and check out the videos on our GO7 blog home page too.

Set the piece aside to dry overnight.
Removed wrap and let background completely air dry.
I got line marks, but no cells.

Then die cut with Pinkfresh Studio "Braided Oval" Die.
Used my new to me Simon Says Stamp "Place and Score Embellishmdient Wand"
to poke out the paper that were left in Many of the big and tiny die holes.
I have several similar tools,  but I am already liking this the best:-)

Then die cut the larger Braided Oval die for a white frame.
Added the SSS Clean Lines Christmas Dies star that I die cut from 
silver glitter paper from my stash.

Used Misti to stamp the  SSS Clean Line Christmas Stamps sentiments (out of stock)
 with Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink and heat emboss with SU Clear EB powder.
I arranged the star and sentiment to give a faux Christmas Tree look:-)
Attached layer to white frame with Connect Glue using Fine Tip Bottle.
Then popped up white frame with SU dimensionals to Neenah Bright White
card base and Done!  I was pleased with the result😊


My Lindy's Magical's Powder Cling Wrap Christmas Card.
If only you could see the Magical Shine in the Background.
So much prettier IRL!

My 2nd card using the same Cling Wrap techniques as my 1st card,  but this time
 I used Lindy's Magicals Powders.  I used red, teal and green powders. They are more
 pastel Christmas colors,  which I never use,  but thought heck...why not!

My Magicals Smooshing Cling Wrap Technique background had even lighter markings
 than the Brushos background,  but I think it was because of using Magical's Powders.

I die cut the piece with Spellbinders Rectangle Hemstitch Die and again used
my SSS Place and Score Embellishment Wand to poke out all the holes on the border.

I used the SSS Clean Line Christmas Stamps for the stamped and 
heat embossed trees,  but stamped the trees with SSS white pigment ink
 and heat embossed with Wow white EB powder.

Next stamped and heat embossed the sentiments and attached with Connect Glue.
I added light blue and light green shiny rhinestones from my stash.
Popped up main image with SU dimensionals and Done!


My 2nd Magical's powder Peace, Love, Joy Cling Wrap Christmas Card.

I used  the same Red and Blue shades of Lindy's Magicals colors as the above card,  
but my camera saw darker shades..lol!

I used the same oval Spellbinder die as the card above to die cut the background.
Then used the same SSS Clean Line Christmas Stamps for the heat
embossed trees.

Added the light blue rhinestones and die cut glittery stars.
 then stamped the STAMPlorations "Homespun Christmas" sentiments
with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear EB powder and
attached with Connect Glue.

Popped up main image using craft foam and Done!


I am now looking forward to trying the Smooshing Cling Wrap Technique
with Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper:-)
I am determined to get some of the cool cells:-)

Be sure and check out all the GO7 Cardmakers really cool card samples.

Happy Holidays,  dear friends and Thank you for visiting:-)
Love and Hugs..💕
Supplies all listed in descriptions:-)

Again...if you play along we would LOVE to see your cards on our Blog Linky:-)


  1. You know I love the colors, Nancy! All of your background results warm my heart and you've turned them into exquisite Christmas designs! The little bejeweled trees are fantastic! Hugs, Dolly

    1. Thank you, sweet Dolly....this sure has been a fun technique and I can't wait to use it again:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

  2. Beautiful colour combo with the Brushos and gorgeous die cut layering ♥

  3. What lovely backgrounds you created with this technique Nancy! Also loving your beautiful die cut framings - they really make your backgrounds shine! Julia xx

  4. Your backgrounds are gorgeous, Nancy. I LOVE the colours and the way you've finished the cards with beautiful images,framing, and sparkly accents. Amazing work, my friend! xx

    1. Thank you, dear friend. I am so inspired to use this technique again..especially after seeing the cards and reading the descriptions by all the Group of Seven Cardmakers...Wow!!! Love and Hugs...Nancy

  5. I love the soft look of the magicals you used. The Brusho card is so pretty and those braided ovals are gorgeous. Three wonderful cards made with this technique.

  6. You might not have achieved the 'cell' look but it doesn't matter, these are wonderful. Such gorgeous colour and texture and you have expertly converted them into cards. Love them all xx

    1. Thank you Hilary...I felt the same way..I liked the finished cards, but still want to try the AI and Yupo technique. It is such a cool technique! Happy Holidays, my dear friend:-)

  7. Those blends from the watercolour powder and cling film are dreamy. They work beautifully with some white images and words.

  8. Three beautiful cards, Nancy! I love the pastel backgrounds with the simple trees and all of your pretty borders! Can't wait to see what you do with the alcohol inks!

  9. Gorgeous cling wrap backgrounds you created, Nancy! I love the colors of both Brusho and Magical's. The framing is so pretty, and it sounds like your new tool was super helpful.
    The trees with gems look lovely and the way you arranged the sentiment strips is clever.
    Looking forward to seeing your cards created with alcohol inks! Hugs.. Hideko

    1. TFS Hideko...I sure have been having fun making cards with the SSS Clean Line Christmas Stamp and Die sets after seeing your beautiful blended card using the set. Then I knew I had to have both sets. Thank you for always inspiring me, my friend. Isn't it fun being inspired by our friends:-) I am mailing 12 more cards and delivering a few cards tomorrow...Then only 12 more cards to post in a couple of days and I will be done with cards and can concentrate on baking:-) The holidays are so much fun:-) Love and Hugs...

  10. Lovely results from both the brushos and the magicals! Gorgeous colour choices!

  11. Oooh, I will definitely have to check out this technique. Don't they always look more amazing in real life? They're a beautiful surprise and delight for the recipient. Love those triangle trees. Mailed a bunch more cards yesterday, but still a long way to go.

  12. A beautiful trio of trees Christmas cards. The sentiment tree is so cute. Love all the colours you’ve used.
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas today! Wishing health and happiness for you in 2024.


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