Fantasy Floral Hello

One of the items I brought with me while traveling was my regular Distress Inks. I decided to do some ink smooshing since has been awhile since I’ve done that. There are so many ways you can use it. For this card I decided to use it to die cut some 3-D florals from Altenew. You get variations in color with the technique, which works well with layering dies. I did need to add some more color to the top layer to give the differences in color needed to see the layers.

I used Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper and smooshed Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, and Barn Door inks. I also smooshed another piece of paper with Mowed Lawn for the leaves.

I like to used an embossing folder to add texture behind a simple design. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a panel of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and embossed it using the Cuttlebug Oxford folder. Since I was using a black die cut sentiment I decided to mat the embossed rectangle with black cardstock as well. It helps to tie the sentiment to the design.

Everything was adhered to the embossed rectangle using liquid glue and then the panel was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.


  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Barn Door, Mowed Lawn
  • Simon Says Stamp Bold Hello
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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