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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday 31 May 2024

Ink smooshing for Totally Techniques Blog Hop


handmade hello card with submarine and underwater scene

Hi lovely crafty followers it's our May Totally Techniques blog hop today with international Stampin' Up! demonstrators sharing tips and ideas for using the ink smooshing technique.  It's great for creating fun backgrounds for things like submarines and also for creating fun patterns and colour combos on watercolour paper that you can use for die cutting.

I used the Submarine Life stamp and punch bundle to create a fun card to say hello, but the set includes several fun sentiments that could be used and how you set your scene is up to you.  Let's face it who doesn't love a 'yellow submarine' and now you have an ear worm for the rest of the day!  In a past life I spent a little time on a submarine and it was fun. Just like Stampin' Up! has brought lots of new friends and contacts I have lots of fond memories of a previous role where I have great friends now retired from submarines so that is why this bundle of products appealed to me. 

My video shows how to create the ink smooshed background and then I've added an underwater scene using the stamps from the set and a little fussy cutting.  It was fun to create and I know it will bring a smile to the person I'm planning to send it to.  

I used the ink on the glass mat version to lift ink with a piece of window sheet to colour a white heat embossed image for the next card.  It looked a little messy with the whole piece of watercolour paper, but die cut it gives a more arty view and layered onto an embossed background it tones it down.  I embossed the background using my scoreboard which made the even distances really easy to achieve.  The Layers of Beauty bundle is proving popular.  It's hard to believe how many different way you can use this set.  If you haven't fallen for it yet you may want to look out for our June promotion starting on the 5th when you can get a bonus extra 10% off bundles for the remainder of June.  

layers of beauty floral handmade card using ink smooshing

Thanks for visiting this blog hop I hope you enjoy touring all our different posts to gain lots of tips and ideas.  

Happy stamping

Hugs Zoe x

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submarine life stampin up stamp set

Submarine Life stamp set

submarine life builder punch for paper crafters

layers of beauty stamp and die bundle

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