Christy’s Hay There Birthday Card!

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a card using the newly released Hay There stamp set. Our latest challenge is to Try a New Technique, and though Ink Smooshing has been around for ages, I thought I’d try out one of the oldest versions of it, using an acrylic block.

I covered my acrylic block in four shades of Distress Inks and spritzed it with a little water, then pressed it onto some watercolor paper and set something heavy on top of it four a few minutes to allow that ink to really soak into the paper. Then I water-colored my images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut them with the matching dies.

Once the background was dry, I tore it to give it a deckled edge, then layered it over a piece of Gotta Have Gingham 6×6 patterned paper, which I tore to match. To finish off the card, I stamped the chicken, chick, and egg all over the card base with Sunflower ink, then layered my patterned paper and focal panel over top.

If you would like to watch the process of how this card came together, you can check out the video on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty.

What new technique have you been anxious to try? You still have plenty of time to enter Challenge 23 – Try a New Technique! We can’t wait to see what you create! This challenge is open until Sunday March 4 at 11:59PM ET.

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