Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SIP Challenge #15 Color Challenge

Good Morning!  Have you ever looked at colors in a color challenge and wondered why you hadn't thought of those colors together?  That's exactly what I did when I saw the banner for this week's SIP Color Challenge!

How gorgeous are these together, right??  There are so many possibilies but I decided to pull out my favorite sentiment set, Feel Goods, and do a simple Reverse Smooshing background.

Reverse Smooshing.. yep, that's what I said.  How fun is that??  I saw such a fun quick tip tutorial on it on an email from Unity Stamp Co.  The quick tip came from Heather Hoffman.   If you don't follow Heather, I can tell you right now, she is Fabulous!!  

Now, I've Smooshing for a while now but I had never Reverse Smooshed... well now I'm hooked. lol So here's how it's done... I started with a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of watercolor paper.  I heat embossed my sentiment in black embossing powder first.  Then I laid a piece of wax paper over my card front and pushed my ink directly onto the wax paper (remember it will be reverse from where you are putting it now).  Once I had applied both colors of ink, in this case Daffodil Delight and Pool Party, I spritzed the card front a few times and then placed the wax paper ink side down onto it.  Rub your hands over the back of the wax paper to apply the ink and allow it to smoosh out.   That's it.  How easy is that!  I mounted it onto a Basic Black card base, added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins and called this one done!

Here are the Stampin' Up! Products used:
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Non Stampin' Up Products:

Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Wax Paper

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Love this card Tina! So simple yet striking! Think a case is in the works!

  2. Very striking card! Love your smooshing technique, perfect for the colors!