Fast and Fun Card

Hello my friend! Today I’m going to share with you a fast and fun card to make! Which is good, because I really needed one, fast, to share with you. Do you ever get working on projects that are due in the future, but then forget to do the projects that are due tomorrow? Yeah, that was me! Anyway, I do hope you like this card.


I shared a card last week using the smaller image from the Altenew Everlasting Happiness stamp set. If you missed it, have a look HERE.  That was a more ‘traditional’ card, where I coloured in the flowers with my Illustrator markers. Today’s fast & fun card uses the ink smooshing technique (yup, that’s the technical term!).

Fast and Fun Card

Isn’t that pretty? And you don’t need any special tools to do this technique, either!


Cut a panel of white cardstock. You can use watercolour paper if you want, but I just used regular cardstock. There is water involved, but not enough that it’s going to turn your project to mush. Now, on a slick waterproof surface – I used a piece of acetate, or you can use a craft mat –  press you ink pads onto the surface, transferring the ink. Spray the ink with water, getting it quite wet, and moving the ink around.

Press your white panel into the watered down ink, picking up the colours in different spots on the panel. Keep doing this until your happy with how it looks. You may need to add more ink, water, or both to your crafting surface. Now, you need to allow your panel to dry. I sped up this process by using my heat tool.

Once your ink smooshed panel is dry, set it up in your MISTI, or other stamp  platform. Place the large flower wreath image onto the panel, so that you’re happy with the placement. Close the lid to pick up the stamp, and ink it up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Close the lid, and press down firmly (I call it CPR pressure) to transfer the image. The good news is, if you didn’t get a good impression the first time, just re-ink and stamp again! That’s why I used my MISTI.

Clean and remove the floral stamp, and line up the sentiment you want, from the Everlasting Happiness stamp set. I chose to combine the ‘Dream’ and ‘Believe’ sentiments. I think they go together; because if you don’t believe your dream, then it is just a dream! Stamp your sentiment in the same black ink, and then remove your panel.


Offset your image panel onto a dark aqua cardstock panel, with foam tape. Next, attach these panels to a card base of green cardstock. To finish off the front of the card, add some embellishments. I chose some clear droplets from my stash, and added some pretty Gold Foil sequins, from Studio Katia.

Fast and Fun Card


You’ll seriously be amazed at  how quickly this type of card comes together. Seriously – I think it took me longer to decide on which stamp set to use, than it took to make it! If you’re in the market for some supplies, I’ve added a list below, for your convenience.  Have an awesome day!

Fast and Fun Card

Compensated affiliate links are provided where available, at no cost to you. Your purchase through these links provides me with a small percentage, which helps keep my blog going,  to share with you! Thank you in advance!

Written by 

I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Fast and Fun Card

  1. What a beautiful card! I had forgotten about this technique; thanks for the reminder! It does make for a super easy and quick card, but yours is gorgeous and doesn’t look easy or quick! Love the colors; they work perfectly with the sentiment!

    1. How nice of you to say that, Buffy! I’m glad that you enjoyed seeing my fast & fun card. I can’t wait to see what you do with this technique!

I love to read what you have to say! Thanks for commenting ;)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.