World Card Making Day 2018 | Smooshing Challenge

Hello everyone… HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY to all of you, my sweet card-making friends!!! I hope you all get to celebrate this fun day in fun and special ways!

Joy Clair is hosting 5 (FIVE) fun challenges all day for all of you to play along! You can create projects, share and link them up, and enter lots of giveaways!!! And for the fourth challenge is Smooshing Challenge . This is one of my favorite cardmaking technique, especially when I create backgrounds. And here’s my card that I created using Hello Autumn Clear Stamps:

I used Distress Oxide Ink Pads to create the background. The colors I used are Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Vintage Photo. The paper I used is 140 lbs watercolor paper.

Smooshing technique is really easy and fun. You simply add the ink on the craft mat and spray with water. After that, dip your paper in the color. I always dry the color on the paper for each time adding the color. Once I like the blending on the paper, I spray some water on it, let it sit for couple seconds, then I dab it off with paper towel. This step gives the background extra texture look to it. I stamped the sentiment on the finished background panel with VersaFine Clair Pinecone using Mini MISTI.

I trimmed the background panel little bit smaller. Then I wrapped the natural burlap twine around the card, and I added it to the white card with adhesive glue.

Then I stamped the leaves with Hero Art Autumn Ombre Ink on a white cardstock using Mini MISTI. I fussy cut them after that. I stamped the acorn with VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink Pad and fussy cut it, too. I added them on the knot where I tied up the burlap twine, I glued them with adhesive glue, and then I tied up the bow on top of them.

We want everyone to be able to play  and have FUN… Here’s how you can create along:

  • No requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps although we would be thrilled if you did.
  • Please make a new card!
  • Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for Smooshing Challenge.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenges are open. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
  • Have tons of fun!

And more…

Joy Clair really want to reward those who enter multiple challenges. The crafters who enter a different card for at least FOUR (4) of the challenges (hopefully all of them!) and add JCGP next to their name on the name of their link, for example “Lisa Lane JCGP”, will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize. Entering to the WCMD-18 My Space Challenge will qualify as 1 of those 4 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask? We are giving away 6 Stamps Sets from Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!

We will have all challenges open until next Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you all have time to create because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?


7:00 a.m. EST  – My Space

9:00 a.m. EST – Rainbow Colors

12:00 a.m. EST –  Make & Mail

1:00 p.m. EST – Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends

3:00 p.m. EST – Smooshing

6:00 p.m. EST – Letters & Die Cuts

If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the World Card Making Day blog posts at Joy Clair Blog and each designer blog. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2018 posts.

All the World Card Making Day Challenge Winners will be announced on Joy Clair Blog on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

So… it’s your turn to create…

World Card Making Day Sale

Joy Clair is having a special sale!!! ALL JOY CLAIR STAMPS are 25% OFF only for today and tomorrow, October 6th – October 7th. Use code: WCMD18 when you check out. Shop early to get the best selection!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have wonderful World Card Making Day 2018!

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