NEW VIDEO: Smashing Technique with Timeless Textures

I had so much fun making and sharing yesterday’s card that I decided to make a video for you.  Using Timeless Textures and the three colors from this week’s Fab Friday challenge (Mint Macaron, Pool Party and Blushing Bride), I made this card for you:

Timeless Textures, Something to Say, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri82, Smashing Technique

If you missed yesterday’s post, you can read all about it here.

If that’s still not enough to tickle your fancy, then check out this video:

Here are the products I used to make this card, along with a picture tutorial of the process:

Stamp Sets:  Timeless Textures, Something to Say, Serene Silhouettes  Papers:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks:  Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Archival Basic Black  Accessories: 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Timeless Textures, Something to Say, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri82, Smashing Technique

There’s more.  Long before I knew that the “smashing technique” had a name, I was smashing with the best of them.  Here’s a card I made using that technique 2-1/2 years ago.  Click on the picture if you are interested in seeing my unique inspiration for this card or to read about this project:

Harvest of Thanks, Stippled Blossoms, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA175

What stamps can you use to “smash?”  I bet you can come up with lots of great backgrounds with this wonderful technique.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Thank thank thank you! I was so hoping you would make a video to show us how to make yesterday’s card and this morning I woke up to see my wish had been granted! You are the best!❤️

  2. This is such a beautiful card that I absolutely had to try it. It was so much fun, and the results were stunning. Thank you so much for the video!

  3. Great video along with great techniques…love the fast forward mode and choice of music! Thanks for inspiration!

  4. I want to be part of your secret stamping society! Another excellent video, BK.

  5. Very good instructions and easy to follow . I haven`t gotten this stamp set yet that is a perfect duo w/ Gorgeous Grunge ,but I think this will be on my next order !
    Great video !

  6. Thanks for the inspiration for a card I made this morning. It didn’t use the smashing technique, but I did make my own background. Loved the video, always so much fun.

  7. I love these cards and this technique, Brian. I had never heard of the “smashing” technique. I’m going to give it a try and see what I can come up with. Thanks for the video lesson!

  8. Thanks Brian for the tutorial…really nice….love the softness of the card.

  9. Excellent video tutorial, Brian! We at StampNation call it “smooshing” {it’s all the same, though} and I LOVE this technique! So much fun!

  10. Brian, this card is SMASHING, love how you created this beautiful background, those soft colors really look lovely.
    On the second card you can appreciate this technique better because the border is wider, love those colors too.
    Thank you for the great video.

  11. Chris R. from Iowa

    Smashingly good! I loved the card yesterday but didn’t have time to really check it out. Thanks for the video, it looks like a fun technique to try out. are you going to show us a card made with brighter or darker colors for fun? I am sure you would get it done a lot faster than I would. Love your ideas!

  12. Thanks for taking the time to create this informative video. I love using this set and am going to try this technique soon.

  13. Heading to my craft area now to make full sheets of this beautiful technique for a card set…Thanks Brian!

  14. Great video Brian, thanks. I want to be in the SSS (Secret Stamping Society)!

  15. I clicked on the picture of the Thank card you made 2 1/2 years ago and nothing happened. I was hoping to fin the recipe on how to make it. It is awesome!!! I love the colors.

  16. Thank you for this great video. I can’t wait till I try it. I enjoy your blog everyday and appreciate all the tips you give us.


  17. Oh Brian, I love how you did that, never would of thaught that it had blushing bride on it, lovely , it all went nicely, thanks my friend , I love it that it’s a secret, shhhhhh, don’t tell no one else ok, lol. Your so cute I love your cuteness,
    Ok my friend ,
    Hugs and happy Sunday ❤️

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