Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ink Mixing, Smooshing and Ice Cream!

If you popped on over from So Suzy Stamps, you're in the right place.  I'm sharing this delicious birthday card today, mixing my inks, using the smoosh technique and playing with some fun products that you can snag from Suzy's one stop shop.  So let's dive right in, shall we?

Grab these items:

heavyweight cardstock
distress ink
Angel Wings pigment ink (So Suzy Stamps)
Fancy Happy Birthday sentiment ( So Suzy Stamps)
Ice Cream Fun Stamp (So Suzy Stamps)
waterbrush or small paint brush
craft mat
black archival ink pad
Misti stamping tool
embellishments (twine/buttons)
adhesive runner (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)
heat embossing tool

The card dimensions are 3.5" x 6" so trim and score a piece of heavyweight cardstock measured 
12" length, 3.5"width and score at the 6" mark, or if you prefer, use a card panel for the card front.

To begin, pick the distress ink colors of your choice.  I'm using Ranger Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio.  Or, for ice cream colors, I'm calling them, "strawberry and pistachio"!

Dab your distress ink onto a craft mat.  Grab the So Suzy Stamps Angel Wings pigment ink and dab as well.  Use a small wet paintbrush or waterbrush, to mix the two together.  Starting with the pink color, dredge or smoosh your cardstock until you've covered the top one fourth of your card with ink.  Make sure your cardstock is covered sufficiently with ink.  

Use your heat emboss tool to dry.

Repeat with the green ink for the second section and dry.  Continue alternating your smooshed colors, making sure to dry in between each inking.

Next, grab your Misti stamping tool.  Starting with the upper left, begin stamping the ice cream image, alternating each stamping upside down.  You may wish to begin by offsetting your stamp off the cardstock edge.  You can use a strip of washi tape, if you like, to more easily line up your image.  Continue alternating until you have completely stamped your cardstock.

Next, stamp your sentiment with your Misti and black archival ink on a section of heavy cardstock, trimmed to 3.5" x 1".   If you wish, go ahead and use the same ink mixing and smooshing for the upper and lower edge of your sentiment piece.  Dry and mount with foam squares.

I also made a fun embellishment out of twine, a button and my WRMK striped acetate pad, using a mini heart punch on my striped acetate for the heart.

For a little fun decoration, I made a mini ice cream cone banner to go along with my card.  I might have to save this and use it at work.  How fun would it be to celebrate your co-workers birthday by draping this fun banner across their computer?  

It's super easy to make.  I used my WRMK banner punch board set at 2.5" and DCWV papers for my "cone".  I trimmed a few "pistachio" scoops from my DCWV papers but you could also use a 1.5" circle punch, then cut it in half.  Chop up a lace doily or use a circle punch on it as well, then adhere with your adhesive runner to the backside of your triangle cone.

Thanks so much for popping in today.  This card was quick and easy to make and I hope you will give it a try and have fun with it.  Have a great day!


Purchase Happy Birthday Fancy, here.
Happy Birthday Fancy

Purchase Ice Cream Fun Cone, here.

Ice Cream Fun Cone

Purchase Angel Wings pigment ink, here.

Angel Wings - Ink Bite

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  1. What a fabulous ice cream cone image and your card...scrumptious! The smooshed background adds extra charm! Sweet tooth tingling...

  2. What a fabulous card Terri! I heard storms are heading your way this evening...I'm praying for your family's safety!

    1. Thank you Celeste! As of an hour ago, we're in the clear. About 30 minutes west of us was hit the hardest.

    2. Thank you Celeste! As of an hour ago, we're in the clear. About 30 minutes west of us was hit the hardest.


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