I have to say when I first saw Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Dies in new Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue I couldn’t wait to put my hands on them and try ink smooshing technique.
Aren’t these awesome?! And ink smooshing is childish easy. All you need is a piece of acetate or craft mat, you can use a plastic packaging too (any sleek surface works really).
Then you choose the colours you want to use on your card and you simply smoosh them onto your surface. Spritz it with water and dip your card into the inky droplets. Let your card dry completely before you add more colour.
For my cards I decided for really bright, intense colours. But you can make it as soft as you wish just add less ink and more water. And I have to say here I highly recommend using watercolor paper with this technique.
I’ve used same design for all my cards. I die-cut hearts from a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Precision Base Plate. Trust me you need this plate! It’s perfect for more detailed thinlits dies giving you extra fine cuts. I saved the negatives (not tiny bits just “frames”) for another project.
I then dabbed my die-cuts in Versamark and heat-embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I love the gentle bling/shimmer it gives.
I wanted the sentiment to really stand out so I took a strip of Basic Black c/s and stamped my sentiments in Versamark and heat-embossed them in white.
To finish off my cards I added few white and clear sequins from Metallics Sequin Assortment.
I love how these turned out, really pleased! I know these are not typical cards you would think off for Valentine’s Day, but I love the unusual.
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