This card was created for the Cards 4 Guyz Challenge #240 which is: Something that begins with “F”. I chose “Flying”.
This card was made with the Smooshing Technique which I will demonstrate for you.
Measurements: Balmy Blue Cardstock (CS): 11 x 4 1/4 inches scored at 5 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches; Watercolor paper: 4 x 4 inches; Pacific Point CS: 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches; Gorgeous Grape: 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches; and Whisper White CS: 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches.
The Watercolor paper will be trimmed down to 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches after the Smooshing Technique.
Place the Watercolor paper on some paper towels, about 3 layers thick, and spray with water. Dab with a paper towel so the paper is damp.
You will need a piece of acetate, or Stampin’ Up! Window Sheet, that is larger than the Watercolor paper. Lay the acetate on the table and dab the ink onto it. Start with the lightest color first.
Once all the color is on the acetate, flip over and roll onto the Watercolor paper.
Smoosh (or rub) the ink onto the Watercolor paper. If needed, spray a little more water onto the paper to allow the ink to spread more easily.
Smoosh the ink some more by rolling the acetate onto the Watercolor paper until you like the result. Dab dry. Leave to dry or use a heat tool to dry more quickly. That is all there is to it!
I made 2 other Smooshed Watercolor papers, but when I stamped Bella onto them it did not come out dark enough. I decided to try the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus. This will allow me to re-stamp the image until it is dark enough. I also made the last Smooshed Watercolor paper a little lighter.
As you can see the first stamp is too light.
After stamping a second time, the ink was dark enough so that Bella and her bird friend showed up nicely.
Assemble all the pieces. Apply half of the balloon to one side of the stamped balloon. I used a pick tool to secure the other side so I would not smash the balloon.
Viola! You have a nice card to let some fella know you think they are the best!
I used the Stampin’ Up!: Bella and Friends stamp set, Pretty Label stamp set, Pretty Label Punch, 1 1/4 inch circle punch and 1 3/8 scalloped circle punch. The Stampin’ Up! colors are: Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape and Pool Party(balloon).