Monday, 27 April 2015

Smooshed Tag

Hi!  It's my "bonus" day today - the last day of a long weekend - and I intend spending as much of it stamping as I can.  It helps that it's a grey, drizzly day outside :)

I made a card to cover several current challenges:  Less Is More has a tag theme, AAA cards are looking for a hole in our card, the color challenge from ColourQ and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.



This card came together pretty quickly as I really wanted to try the ink smooshing technique.  I love that technique!  So quick and easy and I really love the little dots of color.  

After I smooshed on the watercolor paper, I stamped a texture stamp with Crumb Cake ink then die-cut a tag.  I went around the edge of the tag with a black marker to make it pop and stamped the sentiment from Slang Gang.  On the card base, I sponged Peacock Feathers ink behind the negative die-cut.

The watercolor sheet is popped up on foam tape onto the card base.  I tied some hemp twine onto the tag and adhered that to the card front and I was all done!



Thanks for visiting.  If I'm lucky I might have another challenge card to post today and then there's my Merry Monday post all scheduled for later on.


"Less is More"



Products used:

Stamps:  Slang Gang (Paper Smooches), Mesh (Darkroom Door)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Crushed Olive (Distress), Archival Black (Ranger), Crumb Cake (SU)
Cardstock:  White, Watercolor
Accessories:  Black Twine, Tag Me die (Reverse Confetti)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Less is More and ColourQ.

24 comments:

Jane said...

Love everything about your card - fabulous! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Claire said...

Great smooshing Karren - perfect technique for the CTS challenge this week! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q again!

Womanlovescraft said...

I love this card, simple and great colours :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fun, fabulous and so striking Karren.
Love your splashes of colour and superb sentiment
thanks for playing along at AAA Cards and Less is More
Sarah

Jan Clothier said...

Fantastic card! Love the colours you've used and the funky look! It's so great to have a long weekend, isn't it?

Marika said...

What a great card! Love all those neat ideas and techniques!

Linda Callahan said...

Who knew you were such a great smoosher? Love this!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the corner clustering with the fabulous colors! Thanks for joining in at AAA~~

Bonnie said...

Wonderful colors! Love the texture stamps with the splotches! An awesome card!

Carole Dion said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and texture of it!!

Lee-Anne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors, the texture...simply fabulous!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Chrissie said...

This looks fabulous, I love the mix of colours and all the splatters!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ksenija Rizova said...

Karren, wonderful mix of colours and patterns. Love the way you played with checked background, and bold black sentiment matching a thick black twine!

Anne said...

Ooh what a cool and stylish ta card, love the colours and the smooshing!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More
Anne
Less is More

Beate Rauer said...

stunning!

Neets B said...

Loving all these colours smooshed together. Great use of the negative and positive tag die too/
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More GD

ÅsaJ said...

Love this card! I wish I´ve made it ;.-) Beatiful colors and a really nice background stamp! Just gorgeous!!!

Jenny Colacicco said...

How super clever this card is! great colors, great layout, really cool! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards! Jenny x

maria f. said...

Fabulous design and colors.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved SHOWCASE from LIM, Karren!! This is so fabulous and in my favorite colors!! Hugs, Darnell

Justine Hovey said...

I love your inky fun! Thanks for playing over at AAA Cards! Justine

wienerhoneymooners said...

Distress, Paper SMOOCHES, Ah..nothing better!!!! ABSOLUTELY Fabulous! I hope you join in for MANY chances to WIN prizes on the AAA Birthday BASH!!
Thanks for joinin us!

Skylark said...

Great card and thanks for the link to the technique video. Stef x