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Quick Creations Using Ink/Spray/Smash Backgrounds

I love the Ink/Spray/Smash technique.

Eveyone does it differently  - probably the right way...probably the way I should do it....

I take a piece of aluminum foil, swipe ink on it (sometimes I dot some black or white paint in there too), then spray it with water and dip my paper in it.  I am all for this quick method.  I probably should do it in layers of colors and dry it inbetween, but I don't have the patience.

Here are some creations I made recently (some at 4:00 this morning) using three sheets of ink/spray/smash backgrounds I quickly whipped up.  All the stamps are DRS Designs.

Easter card using Impression Obsession bunnies.
Altered Candy Box from the Dollar store using a cheap hunting die from Amazon.
I hand cut the hearts for this Valentine's Day card.
This morning, I made these last two:
I cased my friend Angela for this last card. She was the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers this weekend and HERE is her card I cased. I made the black embossed bg by dry embossing, swiping Versamark over the top and then heating embossing powder.  
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  1. What a great selection of cards Nancy, don't you love quick background created to be used later. Love that coffee cup you must have needed it at 4am :)

  2. Fabulous projects Nancy, I love the backgrounds you have created - I think I might have to try your technique.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. A great and fun collection of cards! I especially like those bunnies on the first card :)

  4. All nicely done cards! I'm someone that loves soft pastel colors. So you know that I loved all of these!

  5. Wow...LOVE all your backgrounds with DOX inks on foil and spraying with water then smooshing your cardstock. All different and beautiful. Love how you finished each of your cards, my friend. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs..Nancy


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