Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello

Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello

Glossy paper and smooshing make for a pretty and dramatic effect.  This Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello is the second card from my April stamp class.  We used a design from the Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Designer Paper for this technique.

Mix Glossy Cardstock and ink with a spritzing of water and you too can create this simply fun technique.  I fell in love with the Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Specialty Designer Paper.  So this was a no brainer in my book.

You could heat emboss images into Glossy Cardstock or use plain Glossy Cardstock.  Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant make for a dramatic color combination.

FRONT:  Take a Window Sheet rectangle (6″ x 12″) and fold in half.  Then scribble random splotches of color using Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy and Island Indigo markers (or any combination of 3 colors).  Next lightly spritz coloring with water, then place Glossy Cardstock into the folder with Glossy side onto the spritzed color.  Finally, fold the Window Sheet folder together pressing all around to “smoosh” the colors together.

When you open the folder, carefully lift cardstock and blot with a smooth paper towel.  [TIP: If you get paper towel markings just keep rubbing until smoothed out.]  Set it aside and let dry while you complete the rest of the card.

BASE:  The base is Elegant Eggplant.  Then layer with a square of Island Indigo and Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Designer Paper popped with Dimensionals.

Apply the band of Island Indigo with the Faux Suede technique before applying.

SENTIMENT:  “Hello” from Oh Happy Day Stamp Set (vintage) was embossed in Gold into Silver Foil.  Punch “hello” and Island Indigo circles.  Layer circles and then pop with Dimensionals.

Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello Interior

Here is the interior of the card.  The “leaf” from the Falling Flowers stamp set was the closest match to the Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Designer Paper so that is what I used.  It was Silver Embossed to mimic the designer paper.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you were inspired by this Glossy Smoosh Foil Hello design.  Let’s go get our fingers inky and have some fun.


  • STAMP:  Oh Happy Day, Falling Flowers
  • PAPER:  Elegant Eggplant (vintage), Island Indigo (vintage), Springtime Foil Sale-a-bration Specialty Designer Paper (vintage), Window Sheets
  • MARKERS:  Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant (vintage), Island Indigo (vintage)
  • INK:  VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–1-1/2″ Circle | Framelits–Layering Circles | Emboss Powder–Gold


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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