Festive Phrases Mini Card

Today’s project is a mini card that features the Festive Phrases stamp set with Stampin’ Blends!

I first stamped the sentiment in Memento Ink and then I colored in the light bulbs using the dark shades of Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. Then I decided to try the “smooshing” technique with the Stampin’ Blends and I’m happily surprised!

I took a small piece of Window Sheet (acetate) and scribbled on it with the dark shade of the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend marker. Then I spritzed the Window Sheet with rubbing alcohol and then “smooshed” it onto the Whisper White card stock over the sentiment. There was really no movement of the ink, so pretty much where I smooshed it is where the ink stayed! As the alcohol dried, the ink dried a beautiful soft color. I’ll definitely be trying this again!

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  • Old Olive card base – 3″ x 6″, scored and folded at 3″
  • Basic Black layer – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White layer – 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
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2 thoughts on “Festive Phrases Mini Card

  1. Love that soft Old Olive in the background !!
    Gotta try this !!
    .This is a new one for me !!! I have never “smooshed ” (smooched …yes ,but not smooshed )

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