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    This ATC was done for a Challenge on Artsy Inkers message board.  The technique is called smooshing, you take a acrylic block and put your ink (I used distress ink) onto the acrylic block and then spray with water and stamp onto the ATC.  I used 3 colors of ink and smooshed.  Then I put 2 washi tapes along the bottom, stamped and heat embossed the love you, and stamped the heart with paint.  I then stamped the top of my water sprayer with embossing ink and embossed the circles on the top part of the ATC.  I used a Viva Decor pen in pearl to make the dots inside the circles.  I did not ink the outside of this ATC, I like it the way it is and didn't want anything to take away from the background.

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    This ATC was done using blue, pink, and green distress ink and the smoosh technique.  The die cuts are also done using the smoosh technique.  The love stamp and the flowers are from one of those itty bitty stamp sets that used to be a dollar.  I used itty bitty jewels, little enamel hearts, and itty bitty brads.  The dies cuts are from a sizzix set with honey comb and a big bee.

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    You guessed it another smooshed background on this ATC.  I used a small Paper Artsy stamp and colored it in with Inktense pencils and water activated them.  I stamped the saying and the circles with embossing ink and then used red embossing powder which was then heated.  The heart (which is a requirement for the Challenge) was punched out with a small very old punch and the embossed with the red embossing powder and heated several different times.

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    This ATC also has the smooshed technique on the background.  Then I put modeling paste through the Tim Holtz honeycomb stencil.  I stamped and embossed the bees and the Bee Happy sentiment.  The bees are embossed with black embossing powder, the Bee Happy is embossed with an orange embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped and embossed on vellem and then cut out and glued to the ATC.  The bees are embossed and then colored with distress markers.  The little hearts are punched out of card stock that I inked with a red distress ink.  Part of the bees are glued directly to the ATC and part of them are popped up with foam.

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    Link to Artsy Inkers Challenge/Swap

  • I dry embossed the background of this card using a Tim Holtz embossing folder, then I used a brayer and put embossing powder on the raised part of the embossing and heated it with a heat gun.  Then I inked it with a distress ink (I am not sure which color I used, it was a lighter brown).  I did not really like the way it looked and I had just gotten an inca gold gold color so I went aheat and rubbed on some gold.  Then I dry embossed the journey word and cut a banner out.  I used distress ink on the journey word and then the entire banner with more around the edges.  I had a die cut sitting on my craft table so I decided to use that to stamp happy birthday (Tim Holtz words) and cut it into a banner too.  I couldn't decide what color distress ink I had used on the journey banner and I believe I picked the wrong one so nothing really matches on this card, but it seems to "go".  It of course looks better IRL than the picture.

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