Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Smooshed Inchie

The months roll around so quickly!  I can't believe it's already time for the March CAS Mix Up challenge!  This month it's "smooshing" (and if you're not sure what that is, there are some links to video tutorials on the CAS Mix Up post.

And, speaking of the months rolling around so quickly, it's already the first birthday of the CAS Mix Up challenge! 

Loll and Bonnie decided to celebrate so they are offering 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)
Sadly I'm not eligible for a prize since I'm on the Design Team.  Instead I'm here to inspire you with my smooshed card:

I went with smooshing with Distress inks on watercolour paper.  I used three different colours and ended up with quite a large piece of smooshing.  I trimmed it down to my favourite section and then stamped and heat embossed an inchie stamp on a bit of the leftover.  I die cut it with a little square die and also die cut a brown branch. 

I mounted the smooshed panel on fun foam, glued on the branch (letting it hang over the edges of the panel, bordered the inchie with a bit of white cs to make it stand out more, and placed it on the branch in such a way that the die cut branch lines up with the branch in the inchie image.  Since the image is so little, I went with a small sentiment.

So come on out and show us your smooshing.  There's more wonderful inspiration from the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Marcia Hill of Marcia's Stampin' Pad.  Please remember to make your card CAS (Clean and Simple), and include some stamping and at least one other option from the list on the right on the CAS Mix Up blog.

Stamps - Inkadinkado inchie stamp, Rosie's Roadshow sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Distress inks (Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw)
Paper - white cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - clear embossing powder, Memory Box branch die, Nesties square die, fun foam


  1. LOVE the colours of your smooshed panel, Susan. That inchie is so sweet and I love how you've framed it in white and placed it on a branch. Thanks so much for all your help with CAS Mix Up!! xx

  2. Loving your choice of colours. Great layout and that inchie is adorable x

  3. The green/yellow watery smooshing is beautiful Susan! What a creative design with the little inchy stamping lining up with the die cut branch! Julia xx

  4. OMG That is gorgeous! I wish I could get MY smooshing to look like that. Mine just looks like muck. Great job! Great inspiration. I will just keep trying. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love your smooshed with DI's background, Susan. So creative the way you stamped your inchie on your smooshed background and added the die cut branch. TFS my friend...can you believe it has been a year already, since Loll and Bonnie created this awesome challenge :-). Hugs.

  6. Those rich colours are gorgeous. So clever of you to add that inchy, love this beautiful card...really a fab design! So proud to be part of this truly creative team, thanks xx

  7. WOW! I love the background and the tree branch, Susan! And that inchie won my heart! What a wonderful design! I'm so glad you are on our team! You inspire me all the time!

  8. love the smooshing technique, looks so pretty as a background. perhaps my craft mat will see some ink this weekend

  9. WOW...what a lovely card Susan! Totally in love with your whole layout and the beautiful colors...SOOOO pretty! Truly an inspirational card!! :0)

  10. love the colours and the gorgeous splatters your smooshing has created.

  11. what a clever and creative design! You lined up the die cut branch with the inchie branch just perfectly. You lead the viewer right to the heart of your card. <3

  12. This is great, so elegant, I love the branch and it really stands out against your beautiful background. Clairex


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