Hi everyone! It's Lindsay here with you today, sharing another video tutorial and this time it's full of everything you need to know about ink smooshing and so many different card examples using many different Joy Clair Stamps sets! Be sure to watch the full tutorial down below for ALL the information!!
My first card was done with plain old smooshing with ink. I used Distress Inks, however you could use any water based ink or water based markers even! I did a test by smooshing on both water color paper and regular card stock to show you the difference between the two! I ended up using the regular card stock panel as my background with the Good Vibes stamp set as my main focal point and background.
My second project is a fun one! I used the Crackle Background stamp to heat emboss and create a fun resist. For this background I did use my Distress Inks, but went with a rainbow color palette and kept them more separate. I added a thin sentiment strip to finish off the front of the card!
On my third card I did something completely different! I used the back of my stamps to color in a stamped image, specifically flowers from the Spring Flowers stamp set. Again, I used ink smooshing, but I used watercolor markers instead of inks this time. The watercolor markers allowed me to blend a few different colors on the back of the stamp for a fun multi color look without a lot of effort or contaminating my ink pads. I finished this card with a quick background using the Broken Brick Background stamp set and a sentiment from Hello Sentiments.
Finally, on my third card I used liquid watercolor! This is something fun to use if you want a really vibrant background. Again, I test this on both regular cardstock and watercolor paper to see the difference between using the two. I went with the regular card stock background and added the Broken Brick Background over the smooshing for a fun look! I also used the Good Vibes stamp set again. I think this would make a fun 16th birthday card!
I should mention that on each of these cards I mat my panel with Kraft and Black cardstock, this is something I do on almost every card I make. I am using the Bazzill Basics cardstock for all of my mats today! It is the perfect weight for matting and cuts beautifully! All this month Joy Clair Stamps is partnering with Bazzill to bring you so many fun projects using their card stock, so be sure to come back every day for more inspiration!
I hope you all enjoyed the video today and a look at all the different ways you can use ink smooshing in your card making! If you are interested in the products I used today, they will be linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!
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