Friday, November 1, 2019

Smooshing into Fall

The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Thankful/Thanksgiving and use the 'smooshing technique'!  Create any type of project in this theme, but don't forget your die cuts!!   

I had never done the 'smooshing technique' before and I found it quite fun!  I simply rubbed different color ink pads over a glass plate, sprayed it with water, and laid a piece of white cardstock into the colored water!  Easy as that!

My squirrel is cut from Squirrely Fun from Scrappy Dew.  The sentiment is from Sprinkled With Love also from Scrappy Dew.  You can find both cuts in the seasons section!  

The leaves are cut from the paper I made using the 'smooshing technique' and the other papers are from DCWV The Autumn Melody and DCWV Berry Street Farmer's Market.  I believe they are both retired by now since they've been in my stash for a looooong time!  There are some other papers used from my stash, also.  

Inks are from CTMH as well as the gold shimmer pen I used on the letters and the olive twine.    

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

This card is off to the following challenges:  
Dream Valley:  Add a Sentiment
Dare 2 B Artzy:  Cute Animal
Outlawz ~ Paper A La Mode:  Autumn Colors
Cardz for Galz:  Starting with S ~ Squirrel, Smooshing Technique, Sentiment
Crafty Animals:  AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: AG with Critter   

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  1. Spectacular card, Katrina! So many wonderful details. Love the design and your matted sentiment letters. The leaves look amazing with the ink smooshed colors. Love the squirrel!

  2. Your smooshing came out great and I love your card!

  3. What an adorable card, love the squirrel and leaves!

  4. Hi Katrina! I really like the way you have used the pattern papers in the die cuts! They mix 'n match perfectly with the ink smooshing on the leaves and the cute acorn background paper! Really nice project!
    Rachelle : )

  5. Lovely colours and cute squirrel. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz :) Lynda DT

  6. Cutest card ever. I make variegated leaves and never know what to do with hem ❤️��

  7. WOW! What a fabulously sweet die cut scene! Your Autumn colors can almost make me feel the crispness of another time and place (since I live in humid, muggy, still-hot Florida!) LOL So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
    Crafty Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  8. What a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT