Friday, May 15, 2020

Smooshed impression

In my stamping group one of the ladies said she was smooshing her leaves into paper to make prints of them and using them for backgrounds on her cards, another of the ladies did it too and I just loved the look. 

Well one day after they were showing their cards my Miniature pine tree that I have in my house had one of the branches fall off, probably from lack of watering, my bad.  Instead of throwing it out I took it into my craft room, later that day I went in and cut two pieces of paper, sandwiched the branch between the two papers, then put them into a piece of copy paper I had folded over and ran them through my cuttlebug with the A plate and two B plates and this is the results I got for these two backgrounds. I did run it through back and forth many times. I am not sure how they were doing there smooshing technique, but this is what I came up with.  It left the color from the needles but it also left a bit of an impression.

Smooshed background, using miniature pine branch, ran through cuttlebug
K&co. - Flora & Fauna die cut cardstock and vellum
Gold splatters
DieVersions - Celebrate die
Tim Holtz - Metallic collection card stock

The first card was a Feminine birthday card, the second card is a masculine card.

Smooshed background, using miniature pine branch, ran through cuttlebug
Anna Griffin - Avian Collection cardstock stickers (bird)
McGill - branch punch
Memory Box - Stitched rectangle layers die
The Greetery - Sentiment Suite : Thinking of you stamp set

Maybe you can see the impression it left a little better in this picture.

I need to trim the tree that I posted the other day that is in our back yard, some of the branches are hanging over into our neighbors yard, I plan on trying to press them with the cuttlebug too and see how they come out, I think the color of the leaves would leave a neat impression.

Oh by the way Diane gave me a suggestion of what kind of tree it maybe and when I looked it up to see, I actually found (I think) what my tree is, it wasn't the one that Diane suggested but it popped up some others that I did not get when I tried searching.  I think our tree is a Purple leaf sand cherry.  Thanks Diane for the suggestion that lead me too what I think ours is :)

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend ahead of fun and creativity!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,



Donna Phelan said...

Very cool! Love how you used that pine bough....clever. Also very pretty cards!!

Diane said...

Super creative idea and love the way the card designs came out.

Glad you found out what type of tree you have.

Hugs Diane

Esther Asbury said...

Oh wow -- what a super cool technique! I love the look of the pine branch on your cards --- so awesome!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Very creative, it turned out so well :)

Have a Happy Weekend.

All the best Jan

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful post, I love the effect and colours.
Apologies I accidentally deleted yours and everyone's comments on my blog...xx

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

You got fabulous results with your tree branches. Very pretty cards. Glad you figured out the name of your tree. Enjoy your weekend.

Debbie said...

very pretty cards connie, you always find the best techniques!! i'm glad you figured out what the tree is!!

Louca por porcelana said...

Pretty cards!Have a lovely Sunday.

Kim said...

I love the word 'smooshed'! This is such a clever technique; and pretty, too. Love the faded effect of the smooshed leaves in the background. Sweet cards, Connie.

wannabcre8tive said...

A fabulous card and a wonderful technique. Love the butterfly. Happy I ran across this technique. I had some blooms fall off a bouquet today and was trying to remember this smooshing technique. Thanks.

Darlene said...

WOW what a clever technique idea (will have to give that a try some day). Love how your cards came together ... they are awesome!

Leslie Miller said...

OMGosh, Connie!! Your pine tree backgrounds turned out fantastic! You know how I love all outdoor nature things. Every card is beautiful with the details you added. Wow!

Janice said...

That is one very clever technique! Love both your smooshed cards.