Saturday 2 January 2016

Happy Little Stampers January 2016 CAS Challenge

Good evening, crafters

The beginning of the month marks the start of lots of challenges over at Happy Little Stampers, and today there is a new CAS challenge just starting.  We have a new technique challenge for you which is...

Happy Little Stampers are sponsoring this challenge and one lucky winner will receive a stamp set!

If you are unfamiliar with the smooshing technique there are lots of video tutorial links over at the challenge blog to give you some ideas and inspiration.

We also have a Guest Designer joining us this month who is Joyce from Cards by the Sea.  So, if you can spare a few moments, please drop by and say hi and give her some love :)

Here's my smooshed card...

On a panel of watercolour cardstock I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly using white embossing powder.  I sprinkled some Brusho crystals in two colours onto a craft mat, spritzed with water and then smooshed my card panel onto it, picking up the colour.  On another piece I smooshed two shades of green Brushos then when dry die cut the leaf flourish.  I stamped the sentiment in black, adhered the leaf flourish, trimming the excess from the edge, and mounted onto a card base using 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Butterfly Birthday
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Brushos - Ultra Marine, Turquoise, Emerald Green and Leaf Green
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Leaf-filled Flourish

We would love for you to have a play and join in the challenge which will run until the end of January.  Smooshing is great fun and you're guaranteed to get a unique card every time.

Thanks so much for popping by today and there is plenty more inspiration over at HLS where my teamies are also sharing their lovely projects with you.



  1. Anita, this is so pretty! I particularly love the purple "shading" and the way the brushos fade away as you move across the card. brilliant!

  2. LOVE the beautiful shades of blue and purple for your background ... aren't brushos the best??!! :) Great idea to use them for the leafy flourish as well. Beautiful card Anita! xx

  3. That is such a pretty background Anita and I love that the leaves are cut out of a different piece ... two for the price of one! Inspired my friend! Have a great 2016! Hazel xx
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  4. Love that blue smooshed background and the smooshed leaves, Anita!

  5. This is beautiful - love the smooshed background and that leaf flourish is perfectly placed. Xx

  6. All that smooshing is awesome, Anita. Love your combination of brusho colours! xx

  7. Terrific card Anita, I love this technique!
    Chrissie xx

  8. Such gorgeous smooshed background you've created, Anita! Love all that shades! Happy New Year!

  9. Happy New Year Anita ..... love your smooshed design. Brushos are just perfect for this technique. xx

  10. Simply gorgeous smooshing! Beautiful card.

  11. Happy New Year Anita!another gorgeous card here again, loving the pretty pastel colours and the butterfly ;) Viv xx

  12. Your background turned out beautifully, and I love your flourish, Anita! Such a gorgeous example of smooshing Brushos on watercolor paper...Love it!

  13. Beautiful background. Great to know that CAS cards can have this type of gorgeous colourful background to it and still be CAS. Learning all the time and Thank you for the inspiration. The white embossing pops against the background so beautifully x


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