12 December, 2015

Leafy goodness

Techniques I particularly like are smooshing, stamping and heat embossing, but I LOVE smooshing.  I smoosh on smooth paper, I smoosh on rough paper, I get inky and messy and it makes me feel happy and is very satisfying.  I wonder if it's because you have very  little control and often have a nice surprise once it's dried.  And there is almost no failure!  They can be vibrant and energetic, or calm like this one.

Here I smooshed some distress inks on watercolour paper (allowed them to meet and mingle), stamped a leaf and heat embossed it in gold.  The sentiment is stamped with Hero Arts ombre ink.

Leaf & sentiment stamp:  Kaisercraft

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My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great 'smooshing' technique there, Carol! Love that gold leaf against that very pretty background you've created!
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx
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Betty said...

your card is so pretty Carol - and I love smooshing too - don't do it enough tho.

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card great embossing and love that background. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Carol - love that background!!

Sue said...

Fab smooshing, makes a beautiful background for your lovely gold leaf. Thank you for joining in at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.