Thursday, April 14, 2016

Just Us Girls — Smooshing!

This week is trend week at Just Us Girls, and the trend that they have picked is Ink Smooshing.

I needed a birthday card we could send to my husband's aunt, and decided a little smooshing combined with a yet-to-be-used bird stamp would be just the thing. 

Very basic use of ink smooshing, I know, but it gave me just the look I wanted for the sky. It also meant I could ink right over the pale blue colours without worrying about the background showing through. I inked the little flowers in two shades of pink to (I hope?) resemble cherry blossoms. I didn't do a particularly good job of aligning the two layers of the flowers, but that just makes it ART, right? ;) No sentiment, as I wanted it to have more of a notecard look... there is a birthday sentiment on the inside. 
With those little cherry blossoms, I'm also linking this up to the current Monday Simon Says Stamp challenge, April Showers Bring May Flowers. (And what do April SNOW showers bring? I think winter has finally given up, thank goodness. :D) 

Supplies: navy & Stampin' Up naturals white cardstock, Strathmore watercolour paper, Hero Arts Colour Layering Bird stamps, Memento angel pink, rose bud, lulu lavender, teal zeal, nautical blue, rich cocoa, tuxedo black & tumbled glass & broken china distress inks, MFT blueprints 24 stitched rectangle die

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Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, love that bird, Love your smooshed sky. WTG getting two done, I had plans.........

Chris Dring said...

Yet another gorgeous CAS card! Love the subtle smooshed background and those birdie and flower stamps look perfect! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Maura said...

Just gorgeous in its simplicity,Beautiful colors. I am so glad you joined us in our April Showers challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Hope you are enjoying spring! Maura