Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Flight & Airy - Around the World on Wednesday

Happy Wednesday friends!  It's time for an all new Around the World on Wednesday blog hop and I can't wait for you to see all of the fabulous creations with this months technique...Watercolor Smooshing.  

What is watercolor smooshing you ask?  It's one of the easiest watercolor techniques out there! Starting with your lightest color, smear you ink pad across any of the Clear Blocks (I used the giant F block). Smear any additional colors, lightest to darkest in any random pattern then spritz with a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water.  Next comes the smooshing a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper over the block and smoosh it in the ink.  Easy peasy and so much fun!

The Balmy Blue and Midnight Misty inks smooshed together created a sky-like background that was perfect for these fussy cut birds from the beautiful Flight & Airy DSP that will be available during Sale-A-Bration in January.  I cut the smooshed watercolor using the Countryside Corners Dies to go on a simple Basic White card base.  Sweet and favorite! Notes of Nature sentiments and a few Tinsel Gems completed the card.

I had fussy cut a few different birds from the Designer Series Paper, so I just had to create a couple more smooshed backgrounds for the birds. I used just Pool Party or the next card with a few splatters, giving it a robin egg look.

Fresh Freesia and Bubble Bath helped to create a pretty background that reminds me of an early morning sunrise. The pretty flowers and birds have me longing for spring, sunshine and warmth.

Click on the Next Blog to see what Lori Wilcox has in store for us! See the complete lineup below in case you get off track!

Happy Stamping!



  1. The different colours really give a different feel to the card. Lovely idea to cut them down with a shaped die. Very pretty indeed. :-)

  2. Such gorgeous backgrounds for these beautiful cards. Love the way the birds pop against the different colored backgrounds.

  3. Those make beautiful backgrounds! Very pretty cards!