I just can't stop with the smooshing technique! Since I made another background in the video for the last post, I went ahead and finished it off into this dramatic thank you card using the new Life is Beautiful stamp set. This stamp set will be available starting tomorrow in the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog.
Here is a summary of the technique. For a more complete explanation, see my other cards using the smooshing technique or watch this instructional video.
For this card, I stamped the circles from the Life is Beautiful set in Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana randomly on the background piece, but I didn't stamp them all over. I think the circles add to the blotchy-ness of the smooshed background. On top of that, I stamped the trees with Jet Black Stazon ink.
For the greeting, I cut the thank you using the Well Written dies from Granny Apple Green and Basic Black cardstock. I cut two black ones and one green. I stacked the die-cuts on top of each other off-setting the green from the black a little bit to create a shadow effect.
To finish the card, I tied the front with a piece of black baker's twine that I swiped from an old Paper Pumpkin kit. I mounted the smooshed background on Basic Black cardstock and then again on a Basic Black card base using black Stampin' Dimensionals.