Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Poinsettias Focal using smooshing technique on Christmas card

This month I have carved out some craft time to compete in each weekly challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Week 4 for October is a technique focus and smooshing was selected. I used several different colors of inks and a textured paper towel to do my smooshing and dabbing.

Merry Christmas * 2019 * is hand-written in gold metallic paint pen surrounding the center of the poinsettia. Additional gold was used to outline the red leaves. The poinsettia was sketched onto watercolor paper and then outlined in markers. Smooshing different colors of inks over and over again is what I did to create depth and age for this focal image.

Patterned paper is from The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby.

link for this particular challenge by 52 CCT blog=

other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where my post or card photo will be shared:

a. my personal FB page
b. PPPDTC group on FB
c. Mixed Media Creativity group on FB (gold metallic paint pen, markers, several ink pads, solid color paper, patterned paper, kraft cardstock, amber/gold gems)
d. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog; #116; anything goes

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e. 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Challenge Blog; #58; regular entry

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 Thanks for seeing and reading about my crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S


  1. What a striking card with the large poinsettia Becca - love how the smooshing has turned out

  2. What a beautiful card you made and I like your smooshing :-))
    Thanks for playing with us at 52CCT and good luck with DT!

  3. Gorgeous card, Becca! Love this large poinsettia, the smooshing and the black backing makes it look great! Thank you so much for playing with us at 52CCT. Rosi x

    1. Rosi: I appreciate that you along with several others from the 52CCT design team have visited and acknowledged my link-ups to the recent challenges.


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