Saturday 6 October 2018

Joy Clair Around the World Cardmaking Day - Challenge #3 - Ink Smooshing

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm joining the gang over at Joy Clair Stamps to help celebrate World Cardmaking Day!  This is Challenge #3!  Of course I had to play with the "Coffee Lovers" Stamp Set - I think it's one of my faves!

 Clear Stamps - Coffee Lovers Clear Stamps - Joy Clair

I created a fun card for you to showcase the "Ink Smooshing "technique! It's a real simple technique - exactly how it sounds!  I inked up my Tonic Glass Mat, spritzed with water and transferred the ink to my watercolor paper using a scrap piece of clear acetate.  You could even just lay your watercolor paper over top of the ink too and sop up all that glorious ink!  I went for a "spilled cup of coffee" background look - how do you think I did?  Want to know how I created my "coffee rings"? I grabbed one of my glitter jars, dipped the bottom of it into ink and used it as a stamp! :D  


NOW - did you know that if you participate all day long in all of the fabulous hops, you can win PRIZES??
Randomly we will have one winner for each challenge. The prize will be a $25 gift card from Joy Clair. 
If you participate in ALL FIVE CHALLENGES, you will be entered in the random drawing for one collection from the October Release. Each collection will have 6 different stamp sets. Remember that we have two collections: Color by Faith and Everyday Stamps!  WOW!  How cool is that?

I hope you enjoyed this card - I had tons of fun getting inky to make it!  See you again soon and good luck!!!

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  1. Love this card creation - I used a jar lid for my parchment paper coffee rings so I know it works -you did a fab job - I need that set! Coffee Lover I am! heheh

    1. Awe thanks! :) I LOVE this set! It's definitely a must have!