Happy Weekend! I hope you are having a good one! Mine is going well and I have been able to get in some stamping so that is always a good sign – puts me in a good mood too! 🙂
I have a couple of cards to share with you tonight. They are for my class tomorrow (well actually today as it is now 4 minutes past midnight! oops!) and we are focussing on embossing. Now, unfortunately you can’t tell from just looking at these cards, but they feature the scratch’n’sniff technique. It is a very easy technique and just adds another dimension to your cards.
This card features stamps from the set ‘Like it a Latte’ and I have mixed instant coffee with clear embossing powder (EP) and embossed this over the cup image (I stamped the cup in versamark then Chocolate Chip). Apart from being able to ‘scratch’n’sniff’ the cup and get the lovely coffee aroma (you should have smelt it when I was using the heat tool on it! mmm!) the coffee powder also gives a bit of texture to the image which is nice. You could just stamp in Versamrk ink and then emboss that, however I found that the image didn’t appear as dark and was a little uneven in colour, depending on the coffee, so I preferred the image with the Chocolate chip behind the Coffee/EP blend.
This card is a little 3″ x 3″ one. This is a great size for a gift card or just for that little note you want to leave someone. The best thing about the one pictured here is that in real life, when you scratch the centre flower, it smells like raspberry! mmm! I’ve combine Pretty in Pink with the new Purely Pomegranate for the colours here and used stamps from the Petals and Paisley set and the Polka Dots and Petals sets. I’ve also used my punches to create the centre embellishment – they make it so easy to whip up a nice embellishment! I’ve used the new Scallop circle punch which I think I’ve used almost every day since my order arrived as well as some of my circle punches. Easy!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for visiting!