Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Smooshing under Snowflakes

Can you believe that it's already mid-March!!?  So time for a reminder to join in with the CAS Mix Up "Smooshing" challenge.

I did some Inka Gold smooshing for my reminder card:

I used silver and a couple of shades of blue Inka Gold on watercolour paper.  For the technique, see Loll Thompson's video here.

With shimmery off-white cs, I die cut an overlay panel.  To give it more dimension, I cut it again with scrap cs and glued the two together.  Then glued it to the Inka Gold panel.  I popped the piece up on fun foam and added a heat-embossed sentiment.  The heat embossing and the die cutting are the "my choice" elements to qualify for CAS Mix Up.

There is lots of other wonderful inspiration from the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Marcia Hill.  Head on over to CAS Mix Up to see it all.  And don't forget, this is the one year birthday of CAS Mix Up.

In honour of the birthday there are prizes this month:

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)
Speaking of the rules, please don't forget that your card must be CAS (Clean and Simple) and must include stamping, smooshing, and at least one other choice from the list on the right hand side of the CAS Mix Up blog.

Stamps - Penny Black sentiment
Ink - ColorBox True Blue
Paper - watercolour paper, shimmery off-white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Block die, Inka Gold, clear embossing powder, fun foam


Julia Aston said...

Even though I really don't want to be thinking about snow right now (!) I love your die cut overlay and the beautiful blues in your smooshed panel Susan! Julia xx

Becca Cruger said...

oooooo! I bet this just shimmers and shines in real life! I have never thought about smooshing with inka golds! <3

Loll said...

LOVE your inka gold background. The colours are so pretty and I can imagine the shimmer. Love that gorgeous snowflake overlay (another thing to add to my ever growing wish list). We do enable each other!! :) xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Inka Gold background, Susan for your beautiful snowflake overlay. A really Stunning holiday of Winter card my friend. TFS Hugs..

Jo Manna said...

Such a rich background, love the effects of Inka Gold smooshing.
Those fluttering white snowfakes are definitely happy campers.
Gorgeous card Susan, warm hugs xxx

Bonnie said...

These framed snowflakes are so pretty, Susan! Your background is perfect to show off the snowflakes! Lets hope there aren't any more real snowflakes and we can just enjoy the paper ones!

Christine Alexander said...

great die cut, it really highlights the smooshing colours. Beautiful card and layout

Karen D. said...

love girls are killin' me with making my wish list longer and longer!! lol.
xx Karen