Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Hello & Welcome

We have a little 'smooshing technique' for you today.  Not everyone's cup of tea I know,  but I think it's a great background that you can make quickly and one that fits the bill for the males in your life, with a change of colour inks!

Three cards, same inks on all and three very different backgrounds!

I also think using this technique is a good background for the males in your life, although you may want to use different colour tones! lol 

Both cards are a white, top folding card with a smaller panel in dark brown (the remains of the brown card from yesterday's post)

  • I glued the brown panel onto the card base then started to create the 'smooshing technique on the top white panels
  • I used the same 3 distress inks, rubbed the inks onto my craft mat and spritz them with water
  • Using a piece of acetate I picked up the 'victorian velvet' ink then applied it to the card base.  Dried the acetate and craft mat and dried the inked card with my heat tool.  I repeated the same steps again with the broken china and then the fossilized amber
  • A piece of washi tape was added to the centre of the card then the panel was ready to adhere to the base card
  • I applied the same technique to the first card, the only difference is I matted and layered different coloured card stock onto the back of the top panel
By applying different strokes to the card will give you a different background altogether and a narrow frame added will also give a different appearance 

I have made a video of the bottom card but YouTube is preventing me uploading it on Poppyfield Card Craft's Channel!!

  • White card base ~ Papermill Direct
  • Brown card stock ~ Creative Expressions
  • Pink card stock ~ my stash
  • Washi tape ~ my stash
  • Distress Oxide Inks in 'broken china and fossilized amber'
  • Distress Ink in 'victorian velvet'
  • Water spritzer bottle
  • Acetate ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Paper towels
  • Craft box basics


  1. Thanks, June for letting me know about your new web-site. Was missing your cards !!!
    I love this method of backgrounds as I enjoy getting messy. !!!

    1. You're welcome Sue. It's a little difficult for me because I'm the opposite, don't like getting messy lol!

  2. Looks fab June, would ge good in junk journals too. Xxx

  3. Lovely card. Sorry I didn't comment easier. Don't know where yesterday went.

  4. Hello June! So glad I found you again. Have been wondering what happened to you and decided to follow the link back from the lovely comments you left for me. Sorry to hear you had so much trouble with the old blog .. must be very frustrating and upsetting .. but I'm so glad you started up this new one .. have missed seeing your lovely cards. hugs xx


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