Celebrate with some smooshing!

Hi friends! Happy Thursday and happy 1st day of September! Dang, it sure got here fast! Our new challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #61 – Anything Goes + optional Smooshing featuring floating strips with the smooshing! The technique twist is never mandatory to play in our challenges, but I sure hope you try the smooshing technique if you’ve never tried it before – it’s so much fun! Most of the time it’s done with distress inks and water on watercolor paper, but I tried it with alcohol inks and blending solution on Yupo paper and it turned out so cool! Just be sure to wear gloves, lol!

I created the smooshed panel using lemonade, citrus and sailboat blue alcohol inks, Ranger alcohol blending solution and Ranger Yupo paper a couple days before I created the card. I like to wait at least 24 hours before playing with an alcohol ink panel just to be sure it’s good and dry. I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with an acetate panel cut from Grafix Craft Plastic. I trimmed the smooshed panel into strips, adhered them to the acetate with Retractable Tape Runner, and trimmed the panel to be slightly smaller than the card base. I applied Darice double-sided adhesive foam strips to the back of the panel and adhered it to the card base. I die cut the sentiment from CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock and adhered it to the next to the last strip with Bearly Art precision craft glue. I added several YNS navy blue Glitter Gumdrops to complete the front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip trimmed off the front panel and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock. I affixed a CRAFTplorations Happy Happy Clear Sticker and adhered the panel to blue cardstock.

And one more look… this alcohol ink smooshed panel is amazing! And of course the sky is the limit with regard to colors and the random patterns you get! Fun play! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #9-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #180 – 3 of Anything (3 embellishments)
3. Classic Design Challenge: September #9 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #103 – Anything Goes
5. International Art & Soul: #141 – Birthdays
6. Paperbabe Stamps: #175 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #451 – Anything Goes

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock, Ranger Yupo paper, Grafix Craft Plastic
Ink: Ranger alcohol inks- lemonade, citrus and sailboat blue
Dies/Punches: Scrapbook.com Celebrate mini die
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Ranger alcohol blending solution, Darice double-sided adhesive foam strips, Retractable Tape Runner, Bearly Art precision craft glue, YNS navy blue Glitter Gumdrops, CRAFTplorations Happy Happy Clear Stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this card featuring the smooshing technique on floating strips! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

9 thoughts on “Celebrate with some smooshing!”

  1. Your alcohol inky card is gorgeous, Leslie. I love the design with
    the separated panels and the die cut sentiment. I need to try this myself! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” September Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

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