CTMH Ink Smooshing

CTMH Winged Masterpiece March SOTM #cascard #inksmooshing #ctmh #closetomyheart

Last week I shared a card on my blog using Close To My Heart’s March stamp of the month: Winged Masterpiece. This set has been so popular! It’s gorgeous and I love that you can buy it at retail or with a $50 order it is just $5 or FREE for VIP members. I mentioned I used the “ink smooshing” technique and I had several questions about that. So, for this week’s Monday Motivation, it was all about ink smooshing! One thing I discovered is that our CTMH inks work great for this technique. In my first card here, I used Distress Oxide Inks so if you already have those or are thinking about them — this is a perfect use.

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Through experimenting I found that I liked my results best when I used watercolor paper. I feel like the ink has more time to “move” about the paper but you should try your different papers to see what you like best. Here I used Flamingo and two blues: Bluebird and Carolina. After smooshing my ink — be sure to let each layer dry before you add more — I heat embossed my butterfly from Winged Masterpiece. It looked nice but a little flat. During my Monday Motivation video I commented that I had yet to color in any of these images. That made me think about trying to add a little color here. To do this, I simply picked up some ink from the inside of my ink pad lid and lightly gave some of the flowers a color wash. I even had a bit of gold shimmer brush on an acrylic block and added that too.

I love the results! The card base is mounted on Caroline blue cardstock from Close To My Heart. Please share your experiments in my special Facebook group. Stamped Blessings – The Craft Corner is for my VIP and other good customers…you can check it out here. Please no other CTMH consultants unless you are on my team — sorry! Don’t forget a lot of great special CTMH promotions end this month — including the March SOTM and the Cardstock Carnival.

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