Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"Scratch'N Sniff" Oranges

I loved a layout that DWQ had done that is called "fruity thanks" on SCS. I wanted to try out the scratch and sniff technique with this card. I used orange flavored Cool Aid mixed with clear embossing powder. When you take the card out of it's envelope you can really smell it, even more when you scratch it! Just don't try to do it on a humid day the powder was clumping together which made it hard to sprinkle on the heat and stick powder. The Instructions on how to make your own:

You ill need:

  • A bold-style stamp set
  • A VersaMark pad
  • A Sugar-free drink mix
  • Clear embossing powder
  • A heat gun

Picking the scent, you need to select a sugar-free flavored creamer or drink mix. I used Cool Aid, you could use crystal lite, cocoa or others. If you happen to get a powder that is NOT sugar- free and use your heat gun, the sugar in the powder will bubble and burn. When you are picking a powder mix think about what color or flavor would work well with your stamps and paper you choose to use. Colored embossing powder will also work but may mix strangely with the color of the drink mix. hen using a cake stamp you could choose cocoa mix to make it a chocolate cake or strawberry mix to make it a strawberry cake. Fruit stamps are fun, you can alays find orange, lemon, lime, berry, pineapple, etc. drink mixes.

  1. Mix 1 part sugar-free drink mix to 1-1/2 parts clear embossing powder. example= 1 teaspoon drink mix and 1-1/2 teaspoons clear embossing powder.
  2. Stamp your bold image in VersaMark ink on your card stock.
  3. Heat Emboss the image using the scented embossing powder.
  4. Finish your project!

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