Friday, March 18, 2011

Embossing Day Four: Scratch and Sniff

Posted by Ruth at 9:06 AM
Been a while since I posted on my Embossing Extravaganza, I apologize for that. Today I'm revisiting a technique a friend of mine taught me a few years ago (thank you Chris!) called Scratch and Sniff. When she showed me it was with clear embossing powder, but I wanted to try something different.

First of all you need your sniff... I used kool-aid powder. Yes, you read that right. I would like to try it again sometime with jello powder since I can't find any Green Apple in Kool-aid. I chose tropical punch and mixed two different color embossing powders together (Cranberry and Outdoor Denim) to try and match the purple kool-aid a bit. I added some sparkly embossing powder after I'd mixed it... it needed sparkle.

Next I grabbed my new Mayberry stamp set and stamped a few plums in versamark and dipped them in my mixture. Careful when heat embossing here because the kool-aid can make it a bit tricky to heat evenly and you may find it starts to bubble and even burn!

Once you're done let it cool off... then rub it with your finger and sniff!
I completed my card using Close to My Heart's retired paper Bella... one of the main colors is "Smokey Plum", it had to be done! Not related to embossing but... if you're inking, watch for fingerprints when you put down pieces of your card (in other words, I have no excuses for those purple fingerprints on the card lol).

Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Wow, Kool-aide, what an awesome idea!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Awesome job and great card, love the colors and wish you had smella-blog :) Have a great weekend. Tell the kids Lucky says "woof".

starfire said...

This is ingenious!! The card looks fantastic!

Chris D. said...

I still want to try one with a "cinnamon" smell, and one with a "coffee" smell, but haven't worked up to those yet...

Jackie said...

I've never tried this before! It looks interesting & I may give it a try one day...TFS!!!

Renee said...

I used to do this a long time ago and I forgot all about it. lol Thanks for bringing it back to the forfront of my mind again!!!

Anne Marie said...

This is such a fun technique. I have always wanted to try it out, too. Thanks for all of the tips. I love when you share your technique tutorials! :)

Cheryl said...

Awesome card! What a fun idea!

 

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