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3 simple cards with ink smooshing for easy colouring

3 simple ink smooshing for easy colouring! (Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Colouring can be very therapeutic as you spend a lot of time concentrating on only your colouring and nothing else. When you do that, you can easily spend hours of time on a single card. But what if you want to colour your stamps quickly and make several cards in one go? Well, I used an quick technique to create cards with simple ink smooshing for easy colouring. 

The new Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower stamp & die set was perfect for this, and I created 3 different but cohesive cards. Of course this technique can be used with any stamp & dies in your stash, so you don’t need to wait for your B-A-F to arrive to try this technique!

You should have arrived here from the fantastic Nathalie DeSousa. You can always start at the beginning of the hop over at the Altenew Card Blog here.

Make sure you check out the end of the post for more details on the hop, along with your next stop!

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower stamp & die is available to buy from 12:01 am EDT on 04/01/2021

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3 simple cards with ink smooshing for easy colouring

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3 simple cards with ink smooshing for easy colouring

Ink smooshing for easy colouring: card 1

First of all, start by smooshing your ink colours of choosing down onto a glass mat and spritz water. Next, take a piece of watercolour cardstock and press this down into the ink smooshes. Keep repeating, allowing similar colours to blend or layer. 

3 simple cards with ink smooshing for easy colouring

For this card, I stamped the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower stamp & die in Versafine Onyx black pigment ink onto two pieces of cardstock smooshed with Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters and Bundled Sage distress oxides.

Once these are dry, use the coordinating dies to die-cut the images out and foam mount onto a white card base. To finish the cards off, add a stamped sentiment from the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower stamp & die in black ink. Add a few Primary Ebony Nuvo drops to embellish. I just love the simplicity of this card!

Ink smooshing for easy colouring: card 2

For this card, I stamped the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower stamp & die on several different panels which included the colours above but also Seedless Preserve, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord and Forest Most

3 simple cards with ink smooshing for easy colouring

After the images were die-cut, I used them to create a slimline card and foam mounted these to give the appearance they were floating down the panel. For a more cohesive look, allow the flowers to hang over the edge and trim for a seamless finish.

Again, another sentiment from the stamp set was added to the card base with several Nuvo drops to embellish. 

Ink smooshing for easy colouring: card 3

For this last card, I decided to step the flowers up a notch after I had stamped onto the ink smooshed panels. I used similar colours to the flowers of the card panels and coloured them in with Alcohol markers.

3 simple cards with ink smooshing for easy colouring

For the flowers, I used colours from the Water Garden Artist Alcohol Marker set and used pinks Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Marker set. This gave a different tone and take on this flowers and create a bold striking card in comparison to the previous two.

The flowers were foam mounted onto the card in one corner, cascading down the card. Again, another sentiment from the stamp set was added to the card with a few Nuvo drops. 

3 simple cards with ink smooshing for easy colouring

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GIVEAWAY PRIZES & next stop

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/09/2021.

>>>>> Your next stop on the hop is Keren Baker <<<<<<

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3 simple cards with ink smooshing for easy colouring

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Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription - Altenew
Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription – Altenew
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Build-a-flower: Coneflower stamp & die- Altenew
Build-a-flower: Coneflower stamp & die- Altenew
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Build-a-flower: Coneflower stamp, die & ink bundle - Altenew
Build-a-flower: Coneflower stamp, die & ink bundle – Altenew
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Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F - Altenew
Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F – Altenew
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Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G- Altenew
Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G- Altenew
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Forest moss Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink
Forest moss Distress Oxide – Ranger Ink
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Forest moss Distress Oxide reinker - Ranger Ink
Forest moss Distress Oxide reinker – Ranger Ink
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Bundled Sage Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink
Bundled Sage Distress Oxide – Ranger Ink
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Bundled Sage Distress Oxide reinker - Ranger Ink
Bundled Sage Distress Oxide reinker – Ranger Ink
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Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink
Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide – Ranger Ink
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Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide Reinker - Ranger Ink
Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide Reinker – Ranger Ink
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Tattered Rose Distress oxide - Ranger
Tattered Rose Distress oxide – Ranger
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Tattered Rose Distress oxide reinker - Ranger
Tattered Rose Distress oxide reinker – Ranger
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Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide - Ranger
Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide – Ranger
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Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide reinker - Ranger
Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide reinker – Ranger
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Seeless Preserves Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink
Seeless Preserves Distress Oxide – Ranger Ink
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Seeless Preserves Distress Oxide Reinker - Ranger Ink
Seeless Preserves Distress Oxide Reinker – Ranger Ink
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Dusty Concord Distress Oxide - Ranger
Dusty Concord Distress Oxide – Ranger
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Dusty Concord Distress Oxide reinker - Ranger
Dusty Concord Distress Oxide reinker – Ranger
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Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink
Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide – Ranger Ink
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Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Reinker- Ranger Ink
Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Reinker- Ranger Ink
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Ebony Black Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Ebony Black Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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Distress Watercolor Cardstock - Ranger
Distress Watercolor Cardstock – Ranger
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive - Tonic Studios
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive – Tonic Studios
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my Guest Design work for Altenew  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Altenew to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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