Saturday, 2 January 2016


The CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers this month is all about SMOOSHING!
If you're not sure what this is, there are links to some tutorials if you scroll down a little.
It's a great deal of fun and some magical effects can be achieved. With just one smooshing session you can create lots of  potential backgrounds for die cutting or other purposes.
Here I used some Old Silver Inka Gold paste placed on a craft mat with some drops of Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks dropped into it, before spritzing with water and then prints being taken.
Two Paper Smoochies butterfly die cuts were then mounted one atop the other and finished with a few pearls.
The sheen from the Inka Gold can be burnished to a fabulous shine by buffing with a paper towel.
The stamp is from HLS Fun Birthday Sentiments

Winner receives one stamp set from HLS

DO join in with this fun challenge, you'll love the technique!


  1. Love the deep blue of your smooshed butterfly Chrissie. Mounting the two layers gives it so much dimension. Beautiful card! xx

  2. Such beautiful deep blue butterflies, Chrissie! And I love the layered stitched squares!

  3. The blue is stunning for the butterfly and sentiment. I really love it! Your design is perfect xx

  4. What a color, Chrissie!!! Bright, bold and beautiful! Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year Chrissie! I love your CAS design, it's so elegant.

  6. I like the effect on the butterfly that you achieved with smooshing technique. I like this technique too. It's fun. :-))
    I wish you a very happy year 2016!

  7. Such a pretty card! Love the deep blue you used!


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