Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cards with Smooch Ink Backgrounds

We are enjoying a perfect September day here in Ontario.    I've been busy with family activities as one Sister from Hong Kong and another from Amsterdam have been visiting.    I've also been busy preparing for upcoming workshops.

I designed these two cards for a workshop last June, we had a great time.  The backgrounds were created by blending Smooch Inks which have a wonderful sheen that add elegance to paper creations.     I learned this technique at a workshop over a year ago and I've been having fun 'smooching' ever since !  My husband doesn't mind :)

I stamped and embossed the Butterfly (by Outline Stamps) with gold.   It's a beautiful stamp.   I also used Smooch Inks to colour in the Butterfly.   I used Mermaid Stickles, Gold Border Stickers by Starform and ribbon for the finishing touches.

On this card, I stamped and embossed the images with White powder which were also coloured in with Smooch Inks.  (Feather stamps by IO and Flowers by Outline) .   I also stamped feathers using Brilliance Platinum Planet Ink on the background.  A couple of white pearls in the centre of the flowers add the final touch ! 

These great stamps are very versatile, I love them. 

Have a great day !


Marn said...

Hi Shirley,
I love your blog; the beautiful colours are fabulous and the background is terrific to look at, very nice!
I also love the card samples showing on your blog, very very well done!
Looking forward to seeing more,

Ann said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, nice that we have some of your "originals".