Friday, February 13, 2009

Just Smashing!

Whew! TGIF! It's been a challenging week at work and I am glad the weekend is here! I'm ready to give those special Valentines I've been creating to my hubby and looking forward to my stampin' clubs on Sunday and Monday evening.
We will use the Ink Spray Smash technique on one of our cards. Here, I've used Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, and Cameo Coral reinkers spritzed with water on Glossy White cardstock and I was really happy with the result. This is a great two-for-one technique because you "smash" two pieces of the inked glossy cardstock together and you have a pretty element to use now and one to save for later! I've used SU!'s new Raspberry Tart DSP along with the Sweet Stems stamp set.
I like to emboss my images before coloring so here I used my Always Artichoke Craft Ink to stamp the image and embossed with Clear EP. I colored the stem and leaves with a Blender Pen and Classic Kiwi Kiss pad and the bloom with Cameo Coral and Real Red Markers.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Valentine's Weekend!---Lisa
All Supplies: Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Sweet Stems
Paper: Kiwi Kiss and real Red Textured CS, Whisper White CS, Glossy White CS, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, and Real Red Reinkers, Real Red and Cameo Coral Markers, Always Artichoke Craft Stampin' Spot
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Clear EP, Heat Tool, Blender Pen, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals


Anonymous said...

WOW! I really like the technique you used for this card. So very pretty! Happy Heart Day, Lisa!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Lisa! LOVE LOVE the panel you created with this technique!! Simply smashing!!!

Corie said...

Love that smashing background -- such a beautiful card

Anthonette said...

Beautiful card! I love that Ink Spray Smash technique. I haven't done this is a very long time. Thanks for the inspiration!