Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Feelin' Fruity?

I thought I would share one of the cards we did this past weekend at my Tart & Tangy Technique class. It features the "Scratch and Sniff" technique. It can be a lot of fun to do. This card also uses more of the "Summer Picnic" Designer paper, which I love. (Remember it is only available through the end of June!)

To give your cards a little scent, mix 1 teaspoon unsweetned (sugar free) drink mix like Koolaid to every 1 1/2 teaspoons of clear embossing powder to get your scented powder that you will heat. All you do is stamp your image with VersaMark ink on your card stock ( a solid image works best ) and then sprinkle on your scented embossing powder, shake off excess and heat with an embossing heat tool. You can also use a powdered sugar free coffee creamer, unsweetened (sugar free) cocoa or a spice like cinnamon or oregano. You could come up with all kinds of scented cards this way! What fun!
Card Recipe:

  • Stamps- Tart & Tangy
  • Papers- Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock, Summer Picnic Designer Series paper
  • Inks- Wild Wasabi, Yo Yo Yellow and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink pads. VersaMark Pad
  • Embellishments- Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain ribbon and scented embossing powders
  • Tools- Embossing Heat Tool and Stamp-a-majig

I haven't tried any other scented cards yet. Just the Lime, Orange and Lemon scented one using Koolaid. I think a chocolate scented card would be yummy! What about a scented hot chocolate card? Or peppermint? Especially when it gets closer to Christmas! I'll have to give those a try.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this card!

Happy Stampin'



Susan said...

I love this with all the different citrus colors. I think this set is one of SU's better ones in a while.

Your blog is great!

Leslie said...

Thanks for the instructions on smelly cards for those who cannot attend the class. I will be sending one to "my" Karen in Texas - she'll love it.

I'm way impressed with the site!

claramae said...

Hi Karen,
Not only are the cards cool and fruity, but we had lots of fun learning to make them with you, too.
Thanks, Claramae and Sarai