Pretty Pink Posh | Cheer Up Friend - Distress Ink Smooching. Video

Pretty Pink Posh | Cheer Up Friend – Distress Ink Smooshing. Video

Hello all and thank you so much for stopping by today! I am excited to be joining Pretty Pink Posh for their March 2016 release blog hop (more on that below).

Today I’d like to share a fresh Spring card featuring ink smooshing and a bit of creative die cutting.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cheer Up Friend - Distress Ink Smooshing. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I am explaining everything in detail on my video, you can watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

CARD DETAILS

The idea was to create a card with a little chick sitting on a branch in a bird house. That took some trial an error, but I’m happy to say I love the way this turned out.

I started working by on my card by creating an ink smooshed watercolor background. I used Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Picked Raspberry) and Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper. I love using this particular paper for its high quality.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cheer Up Friend - Distress Ink Smooshing. Video

Once I was happy with my background I created my main characters – the chick, a branch and a few leaves. All of these were stamped in VersaFine Onyx Blank ink and watercolored with Distress (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs and Crushed Olive). The images were fussy cut (although there are matching dies available) and adhered onto the background.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cheer Up Friend - Distress Ink Smooshing. Video

I also stamped a Cheer Up Friend sentiment and added several music notes to make it look like the bird is singing.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cheer Up Friend - Distress Ink Smooshing. Video

The create the bird house I used Scallop Squares Dies and die cut only a corner, I foam mounted that onto my panel and created an illusion of a bird house. Finally the panel was foam mounted onto a card base and embellished with a few clear sequins.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cheer Up Friend - Distress Ink Smooshing. Video

BLOG HOP

Pretty Pink Posh March 2016 Blog Hop

Hop along with Pretty Pink Posh and amazing designers for loads of creative inspiration. If you arrived from Amy Kolling the next stop on the hop is Joni Andaya.

If you get lost or encounter a broken link please start at the beginning at Pretty Pink Posh Blog.

GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

There are two $25 gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. (Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/14/2016. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog).

SUPPLIES

Pretty Pink Posh BIRDIE FRIENDS Clear Stamp Set
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Pretty Pink Posh BIRDIE FRIENDS COORDINATING DIE Set
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Pretty Pink Posh SCALLOP SQUARES DIE Set
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Arches COLD PRESS WATERCOLOR PAD 9x12 inches 012852
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TDP40040
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TDP40293
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger TDP40088
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TDP40002
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE Ranger TDP39914
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Zig Watercolor BrusH2O DETAILER WSBR01
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Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511
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Best Creation BIG SQUARES 3-D Foam Tape Adhesive FT004
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
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185 Comments

    1. Your cards are always just too darn cute ~ and I loved the video…….. You inspire me always!

    1. I always love your cards ~ and thank you for the video. I’m so happy that you have joined Pretty Pink Posh. I love everything she creates!

    1. Your card is very creative!
      I like the little frame roof over
      your birdie.

    1. Simply perfection! It’s also,good to hear that designing a great card can be hard work, even for a super talented and creative crafter like you!

    1. What a darling card!! I love the colors you chose and that smooshed background is just fantastic!

    1. Chip, chip, chip. That means wonderful, wonderful, wonderful in bird language. Your faux birdhouse is trememdous. That’s going into into idea storage in my head and hope it does not get lost there because I really, really want to card lift your wonderful idea. Thank you.

    1. Very sweet card. I love the way you used the scalloped square die to make a roof for your birdhouse!

    1. I am so glad that I got to see the way you do ink smooshing. I have tried it the other way with putting the plastic on the cardstock and haven’t had such great luck. I am going to do it your way from now on. :o)

    1. Lovely card, so creative how you used the die to make a little roof.

    1. Such a cute card! Love your smooshed ink background and the illusion of a birdhouse!

    1. Your card is adorable! I love your “bird house illusion” 🙂 I’m definitely going to try this background technique!

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