Doodle Buds on Ink Smooshing

Happy Monday to You!

I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge called Fabulous Florals.  I made the card to be sold at a benefit fund raiser auction and dinner we sponsored at our church.  This card was so much fun to make and I like the way it turned out.  At first I wasn’t too sure about using the Enamel (White) Accents to “accent” the doodle buds and wondered about it a while afterwards.  But I guess it grew on me and I liked the final outcome. 


Okay, I’m going to see if I can make this short.  I doubt it, but I will give it a try.

Ink Smooshing

I did this part of the card first in order to get inspiration for the rest of the card and also to match the colors I wanted the doodle buds to be.

  • Craft Mat to work on top of
  • Ranger Watercolor Paper trimmed to 5 x 3 3/4 inches
  • a small piece of acrylic to pat the ink on in separate places
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads laid down in separate colors of Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Blueprint Sketch, Gathered Twigs, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberries on the acrylic piece. 
  • spray bottle of water – each individual ink on the piece of acrylic was spritzed only once.  The acrylic was then turned upside down onto the watercolor paper, placed and lifted here and there where I wanted it to go.  This was set aside to dry.
  • Cuttlebug Embossing (Die Cut) Machine was used to cut the smooshed ink paper with a 
  • Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Die 


Background Paper

First, I cut out a piece of White Fun Foam a fraction smaller than 5 x 3 3/4 inches and used Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape to adhere it to the ink smooshed paper. 

The ink smooshed paper and fun foam were then adhered to a sheet of Bo Bunny Believe Collection 6×6 paper pad with the Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape, which was first die cut with a larger Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Die in the Cuttlebug.


The Card Base

The card base was #110 Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock trimmed to 11″ x 4 1/4″ and folded in half to make a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ top folding card.   Again, the E-Z Runner Tape was used to adhere the card front to the card base.


Making Doodlebuds

  • Wplus9 Doodle Bud Stamps and Dies
  • #110 Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock 
  • Archival Jet Black Ink Pad – Let this dry a bit.
  • Zig CLEAN COLOR 12 SET Real Brush Pens – brushed straight on image and blended with another color; let this dry
  • Inkssentials White Enamel Accents – Let this dry.    
  • Cuttlebug Embossing (Die Cut) Machine – Using matching dies, cut out images.
  • Glad Saran Wrap – Arrange the flowers on top of the card, leaving room for the banner at the bottom.  Lay a piece of Saran Wrap, sticky side down, over the arrangement.  Press down on the Saran Wrap to get the flowers to stick to it.  Lift the flower arrangement and turn it upside down.  Add E-Z Runner Tape to the back.  Lay the flower cluster back on the card front and press down.  Carefully remove the Saran Wrap.  Add Liquitex Matte Gel Medium underneath any flowers that need additional adhesive.


The Banners

  • 65# Black Recollection Cardstock
  • Hero Arts White Pigment Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Magical Birthday Stamp Set
  • #110 Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock 
  • Simon Says Stamp Basic Banners, smallest banner – cut the white banner longer than the black one
  • E-Z Runner Tape


Okay, I tried but this is still pretty long.  I didn’t want you to miss a thing!  🙂  Please leave a comment by clicking Leave a Comment that is located at the top of the page right under the title.  And please LIKE this post by clicking on the LIKE button at the bottom of the page.  Thanks a lot for reading this and looking at my card.

In appreciation,

Tricia Ann


Where I learned to put white marks on my colored images:  Kathy Racoosin’s Doodle Bud Coloring –

Here’s two more doodle bud cards I’ve made that you might enjoy:

This is another ink smooshing card I made if you wish to see it:


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Fabulous Florals

Word Art Wednesday  Anything Goes Challenge Weeks #242-#243

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