Saturday, 10 July 2010

Smooshed Flower Card

As promised, here is a pic of the card that I made using the smooshed (spelling?) flower technique.  I really like the way it came out.  It has a very romantic, watercolour feel to it.  If you weren't able to see the show on Thursday, I put a fresh flower and stem through my Wizard machine and this is what it produced.  There is quite a bit of fluid that comes out from this technique so you want to be careful about what types of flowers you use for this.  Nothing too succulent for this and also nothing too thick as it could conceivably get stuck in your machine.  Have a few pieces of kitchen roll at hand to wipe down the machine and the mats when you are finished also.  I hope you give it a go and let me know how you get on with it.
We are doing really well on our contest, almost half way there.  Don't forget that you get extra entries for letting me know that you have been by the blog by leaving a comment.  All for now, Sue x

102 comments:

Kath said...

Hi Sue, I'm going to attempt this with some Lavendar, hopefully if it works the paper should smell nice too. Just waiting for my plant to dry to cut some,we've had a bit of drizzle here in Cornwall.
Take care Kath

Lorraine said...

wow this is amazing it looks like a watercolour painting its absolutely beautiful Sue xx

Laura said...

This looks beautiful, I will have to try this technique!

sam21ski said...

WOW This looks totally amazing xxx

joanne wardle said...

saw you do this technique on c&c. was a great show. thanks for the inspiration

Lynne Fahey said...

Sue, this is so awesome!I bet the card looks even more stunning in real life.

Keep these weird and wonderful techniques coming!!

Luv Lynne
from Buckingham
xxx

Papercraft By Carole said...

Lovely card - another great technique to try out - when I eventually have some time to sit and play!! Thanks. Cxx

themessycraftroom said...

HI Sue saw you do this flower techneque and it is was awesome. You keep coming up with the greatest ideas. I't one I really want to try. I want to try it with a Clematis but, not sure wether it will work. xChrisB

Christine said...

Your card is beautiful Sue, I have played using Alstermiria, Sweet Peas & French Marigolds but they don't look good.
All I got with the French Marigolds was a complete mess, my Sweet Pea does look ok, a failure to with Alstermiria too.
I used my Bug so perhaps that could be the reason.
Loved your show and also the latest stamps, hope you have them soon in your online shop

Christine xxx

Debs said...

Love the smooshhhhhhhhhhhhh. Wonderful idea Bee

veronica said...

loved this idea, but haven't got it to work yet............pinks came out as slush, so will look for something else - used my old red sizzix, and had to put a lot of extra card in to get it to work in the first place. Friend has a wizard, so may try and borrow that!

janneke said...

i love the gold accent

Ger said...

Really gorgeous. Looks like large daisies are the way to go.

lynmcf said...

I recorded the show ... but only 36 seconds of it!!!! I cannot believe of all the times to get an error it had to be your show ... will there be a repeat????

iluvmybugs said...

That is so pretty...love the gold touch you added! TFS

Anikraft said...

Stunning! Must get myself some flowers and try this!

Маги said...

Beautiful card!
Maggi

Lynn said...

I missed the show but the 'smooshed flower technique' looks interesting. Now where is my Wizard?

Lynn x

Minxy said...

what a super cool effect, i shall defo be trying this :) thanks for sharing

Melinda said...

I love the mix of colours and abstract feel of this card. lovely.

Auntie Em said...

Wow, when I first saw the card picture, I though it must have been and altered photo or an amazing water colour! Never dreamed it was literally real nature!!!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Rufus said...

Is there some way to watch online? Love this card, it's gorgeous! I too thought it was a watercolor technique. Really, really pretty!
R/

Denise said...

What a cool idea! I bet it does get messy. Looks really pretty!

Laci J said...

WOW! I really LOVE the outline of the daisy! Good job! Laci

The Taming of the Glue said...

Going to give this another try...my first attempt was too small....and you know why!!!

Ann said...

great card - love how you finished it off. Remember having fun with this technique some years ago. If you put a paper towel in the sandwich it helps to soak up the more messy plants.
Ann xxx

Heather x said...

Good morning Sue :0)
Love the smooshed flower technique, hubby bought me a bunch of flowers the other day, I thought I best leave it a day or 2 before I sacrifice a bud or 2...I don't want to put him off surprising me with flowers rofl :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Shirl said...

What a great idea! It looks really beautiful on the card. But I don't think I have the heart to actually smoosh a beautiful flower on my embossing machine though...LOL!

Karen Cooke said...

The show was great - I take notes when you are on - so many new techniques!

Jayne Owen said...

Interesting technique! Great outcome though. The ideas for the stamps sheets were inspirational as always.

Craftetter said...

Loved this technique - was wondering if you need a certain type of card to get the same effect.
Elaine

Elizabeth said...

I want to try this however don't have any flowers in the garden at the moment so will have to go for a walk and see what i can find, even if i land up buying a plant or a bouquet of flowers. Also want to second the suggestion made on the show i think you should do a DVD full of your techniques....
Liz

Rosietoes said...

Sue it was great to see this technique in action. I've read about it but never tried it. The card is spectacular.

Edna x

Nicola said...

Fabulous, it looks like something you would buy in a frame, thanks for sharing the techniques.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue < I show your smooshed flower idea and my daughter and I spent a happy half hour picking flowers from the garden and smooshing them - Tried a fuscia that worked well a lovely purple stain, lettuce was okay,Raindaisy was the best left a lovely impression. I haven't got round to actually using the impressions yet but will. Janis

Sue - said...

What a fabulous technique. Going to have a go at this later.

bernietom47 said...

WOW this is amazing. When I was a kid we put flowers between pieces of paper then pounded on it to make the impression but it never ever turned out very nice. This looks like a watercolour painting, its absolutely beautiful! I'm going to give this a try. TFS
Hugs
Bernie

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What an interesting technique---love the results. Going to have to give it a go!

mae said...

Woouu!!! Beautiful card!

Ms. Jen said...

WOW, that's beautiful. I'll have to try this technique out once I get my craft area more organized. Looks like fun too!

Ruth said...

Just stunning and fab inspiration. Can't wait to try it.

Clare H said...

Loved your show, such fab techniques!!!

Rosalee said...

Oh wow love this technique. The colors look fabulous.
Hugs, Rosalee

Debs said...

Sorry missed your show but this card looks so effective. I like Kath's idea about using Lavendar. Debs xx

yvette said...

Hi Sue,

I walked back in from getting the kids from scouts when I saw your show was on (a repeat). So I quickly rewinded the Skybox and it just started when you were going to do the smooshing demo. I have been watching with my mouth open! What an amazing technique .... I can't wait to get some pretty flowers from my garden and start smooshing :):)

I also second the idea of a technique dvd!!!

stamping-lounge said...

heey.. today I found your blog and I just can say WOW.. great work! would love to welcome you on my blog ;)

xoxo bianca

KimberleyG said...

Cool card!

Rosa-kreattiva said...

una tecnica davvero particolare... la tua card è davvero speciale...
ciao

Helen said...

This is so different to anything I've seen before! Must have a go but I'll have to get some flowers from someone else's garden as I just kill anything that flowers...

Diane said...

Wowzers! Absolutely stunning! That is one wonderful technique! TFS!

MommyScraps said...

Absolutely gorgeous and very creative!!

Deb said...

Okay.......this looks amazing!!! Is there a tutorial or something on how to do this - I LOVE the look!!
Hugs,
Deb xoxo

Anonymous said...

Will definitely try this. Your card is stunning. Wendy P

Jayscrafts said...

Love this technique. I like the fact that you will never ever get it to look the same twice. Thanks for sharing all these fab techniques. Love Julia xx

Wellington said...

It was a great show with such a lovely technique - thanks for sharing! Haven't really got any flowers in the garden that I can do it with, but as you can get cut flowers fairly cheaply, I may just treat myself some time :D

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I don't have a wizard machine but I know some people hammer flowers on to paper! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Amanda said...

What a lovely card!! I will have to try this technique again as my previous shot at it did not work so well.

Ashley said...

oh wow! this sounds interesting! I've never heard of a Wizard...i dont know if ive been under a rock or if its new...i will have to google it haha. Great card!!!

Lynne said...

I saw your show and was so impressed I decided to try the flower pressing technique. I used a gladioli (you're right, there is a lot of juice!). It didn't come out very well and the colours could hardly be seen. Perhaps I will try it again using different flowers. Really like your card though - very sophistocated.

Isadory said...

It looks really nice, quite artistic

//Izadory

mustavcoffee said...

Great technique, lovely effect, sort of watercoloury :) xxx

sucor said...

This is so beautiful, I really want to try this technique!

Leah the Orange said...

PRETTY, Sue! and what a cool technique! did you add anything in between the plates to protect the machine? (waxed paper, etc.)

KarenB said...

Sorry I missed the show, but this looks like an amazing technique. Your card is fabulous :)

Moni said...

Fab card, love it! Hugs, Moni

sue said...

What a brilliant idea, although my garden looks half dead now, Daisy good result, fushia good result, petunia not so good, rose petals good result, not full rose though, the dvd idea is a good one, you must do this one, shall we start a facebook campaign for one, only joking, or am I, haha
Sue

joan.turner said...

Hi Sue

Really liked the "smooshed" technique, will have to see which flowers work best. What have you got in store for us on 27th?

Joan Turner x

Heidi said...

A nice card.
Heidi

whyducks said...

It is such a beautiful card, I was watching and got as far as the shmooshng, then the postman knocked at the door and when I got back it was all over! So I have know idea what too do next! Signed sad from Kent.

Ardilla said...

I really like the golden effect in your card :)

Ardilla

Kishley said...

The colors & the effect they create look awesome! specially the golden part!

Rocky said...

I love this technique. I had a go with my Bigshot and after some experiments can say that Feverfew is great, Larkspur works well, as do carrot leaves but Ladies Mantle wasn't so good. I'm slowly working my way around the garden, veggy patch too! Thanks for the ideas Sue, keep them coming.

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful colors. Stunning work. Hugs, Nataliya

Purple Crazy said...

what stunning effects

Knerten said...

I seriously don't dare trying this technique, but must say your card is absolutely stunning !!

Marcilia Reis said...

I love the mix of colours and abstract feel of this card.xoxo

Mª José said...

I'm loving watercolors, a mixture of great beauty
I congratulate you for this CARD

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Sheng said...

OMG Sue, I love the new technique. It's so beautiful!!!! Unfortunately for me, I won't be able to try it out cuz I don't have the materials :( I esp love the gold part, makes it worth a million bucks. :)

Pillan said...

Like the technique you used on this card. First time I see this... Lovely!!

Heidi said...

Tihs card is so beautyful.
Heidi

Renkata said...

Wow that is amaizing.
Very romantic efect.

bonjen3 said...

I'm getting there ! its taken a fair few attempts but I\ll soon have a list of flowers that you can use :)

Rosa K said...

What a beautiful card!!

Rosa K

Lil Sis said...

Wow that is amazing something I would never have thought of doing.

Beccy.

Aisling said...

Love that card. It looks very stylish!

Amanda said...

Very classy card, but I know if I tried it I would end up in a right royal mess! If only I had a smidge of your talent!

AmandaP

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is really pretty. You are so creative!

divinity said...

never heard of that technique -- but ur card looks absolutely awesome!!! WOW!

Annika said...

It's the most amazing idea!!!
Wow!

Julie said...

Smoosharoonie!

Craftyanny said...

What weight of paper did you use for this? Love the tought of not stamping and hey presto a card!!
Anne x

Mirabelka said...

Wow! this card is amazing! it looks like a watercolor painting

iReneM said...

Cor!! That is lovely.

x

The Paper Princess said...

What a beautiful card!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Deb said...

This is stunning - I haven't tried Smooch yet - I think it's about time!!
Hugs,
Deb xoxo

ModernaDesignsArt said...

So delicate, it looks like a painting. Beautiful!
Hugs,
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Rosângela said...

The card is amazing! I will have to try this technique!
Congrats!

miislucky said...

I abosolutly love this card! This is something I would love to try. A very inspiring technique! Mimi :)

kaos said...

Never heard of this technique, but it does result in a very beautiful card!

Tigs said...

I have not heard of this technique but I love the results.

Dianne said...

Hi Sue - I missed the show (busy at the place of work that supplies me with money for my crafting habit!), so was really happy to find it now. Looks amazing - thanks for sharing. Love all your techniques and try to record when the EPG hints that it might be you! You are starting to fill my hard drive as I keep the progs when you, Sheena and Barbara G. are on, so I can refer back to them. 80)
Kind regards, Dianne