Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Let's Smoosh, Shall We?....

Hello dear blogging friends: Well, I must confess, I've never used the SMOOSHING TECHNIQUE BEFORE, but there is a first time for everything and the SHOPPING OUR STASH has giving me and all of you, the chance to try this fun and easy way to do a color wash background.
You can use your panel in which ever way you want, I chose to make a couple of pretty Christmas Ornaments and a Christmas card to add to my nice stash of Holiday cards.
Here is my card, I hope it inspires you to come and play along with us in our gallery.

I used THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL by Loll and CASE'd THIS GORGEOUS CARD she made, I'm in love with this fabulous technique.
I grabbed a panel of Watercolor paper that is nice and kind of thick to be able to absorb the pigment and keep it. I used distress inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Seedless Grapes and followed her directions, I was really pleasantly surprised at how easy and how beautiful it came out.
Then, I grabbed a couple of Snowflakes from a box of left over die cuts and glue them to the ornaments and then, applied a nice, thick layer of Glossy Accents all over the surface.  
Here are a couple of pictures of how beautifully shiny they look.

I then added some silver thread and placed them on the panel with dimensional foam.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The border is from a retired SU set called "Delicate Borders", the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called POINSETTIA and the little snow flake from a Penny Black set called "A Bright Tomorrow"
So I hope you go and Shop Your Stash and come and join my teammates and I at the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery, there you can check out their awesome creations.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Allsorts Challenge Week #486 "Water or the color Blue"

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge  #404 "Anything Goes Christmas"

Hiding in my Craftroom Challenge #371 "Any Holiday"

Sweet Stamping "Dies or Punches"

Crafty Catz Challenge, "Anything Goes/Optional Theme "Let's do Christmas"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Chris Dring said...

Ooooh! Love your smooshed ornaments! How stunning!

lauren bergold said...

this really is amazingly lovely, maria!!! ♥

Leslie Miller said...

Ahhh, now here's one technique I have tried and love! The color blend is beautiful and makes such lovely ornaments. Love the embossed panel, too. Bet you'll be doing this technique again 'cause it sure is pretty!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! Love these blues and the lovely shine on your ornaments.

Kathleen said...

Great colours for your smooshing looks great as are the colours and they really stand out against the lovely E.F. Thank you for joining our Water or Blue challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

cass said...

Wonderful Christmas card, love the effect on the ornaments. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional: Use some patterned paper" Challenge.

brenda said...

A really elegant Christmas card, many thanks for joining in with our 'water or colour blue' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Mimi said...

Ooh, such a pretty card! I love the simple design, but it is full of textures and details. How did you get your ornaments to stay flat after you coated them, I wonder?

Mary Fish said...

Stunning colors and I adore the shine on the ornaments!

Ellibelle said...

A wonderful Christmas card you created, love the glossy accents and this is such a fun technique!
Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge!

Donna said...

Glad I am not the only first time smoosher!!
Your ornaments are just fabulous!!!

Sonny P. said...

Ooooh how shiny ! Pretty color too ! The embossed background really adds so much .
Great technique !

An Occasional Genius said...

Not only do I love a good technical term (lol!) I love how these have turned out. Such a gorgeous card, I must go check out that video. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' xx