Smooshing and Polka Dots

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hi there! Today is the first time I have ever tried smooshing and I have to say I love it. It's so fun and a quick way to make an amazing background. I don't know why I waited so long to try this technique. I think it's because I thought it was going to be much more messier than it was.

I used the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

I chose three ink colors and inked up a piece of acetate, spritzed it with some water, and laid my card stock panel on top of it. I stamped the hello sentiment and then adhered the polka dot vellum and strip of polka dot paper. 

Because I used polka dots, I am also entering this card into this week's City Crafter Challenge.

Thank you coming by! 

My Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Noted
Dies: MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, PTI Blueberry Sky, PTI Plum Pudding, PTI True Black
Paper: PTI White Stampers Select, PTI 2009 Bitty Dot Basics, PTI Sheer Basics Vellum


  1. OH....soft and pretty, what a fabulous combination of colors! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  2. Very pretty card with soft colors!:-)

  3. Beautiful! Great combo of colours! I will have to give this technique a try!

  4. Wow this is stunning. I love this color palette and your take on our theme is spot on!. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB; Happy Easter!

  5. Excellent job on the smooshing, Jenelle! Isn't it so fun?! Your colors and your design are fantastic!! Thank you so much for playing in the City Crafter challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Gorgeous card in very pretty colors! Thank you for joining CCCB challenge this week!
    Samra DT

  7. This is really pretty! That background is fabulous! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  8. This is one fabulous card!! Love your smooching! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  9. These colors are so pretty together, and I love the patterned vellum. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  10. Oh, I love the mix of blue-greens and periwinkle-purples! And that little touch of polka dot vellum sets it off nicely. Very pretty card!

  11. What a great use of the smooshing technique and I love your take on that sketch.

  12. Fabulous card! Pretty colours and beautiful design.


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