Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Scratch & Sniff Card

I've been thinking about making a Scratch-and-Sniff card for a few months now. The thought of if fascinates me! I first saw the idea at my fav. idea place, SplitCoastStampers.com. Then Close To My Heart came out with the Cherry-O paper pack (and coordinating stamps). A perfect combination! (haha, too bad I didn't use the paper OR stamps in this card.) The strawberries are scratch and sniff.

To make smell-y cards, use
unsweetened Kool-Aid powder (the small packets) and embossing powder. It's 2 parts Kool-Aid and 3 parts embossing powder. The Kool-Aid was about 1 teaspoon's worth, so I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of Close To My Heart's Clear Detail Embossing Powder. Mix them together, then just use like regular embossing powder.

(To make my card, I colored the strawberries with the Holiday Red Marker, then used the Embossing Pen on top of that. Then I sprinkled my sweet-smelling powder. Emboss with a heat gun.) Don't overheat!

To find complete instructions, you can go to
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com, click on Resources (in the upper right hand corner) and search for "scratch and sniff". Detailed instructions will pop up! Have fun! Let me know if you try this technique. (Too bad we don't have Smell-O-Vision.)

Supplies Used:

Card Layout Idea: Originals Card Confidence Program (9032, $21.95)
Blue Ribbon Paper Pack (X7096B, $12.95)

Cranberry & Indian Corn Blue Card Stock (included in Blue Ribbon paper pack)

Tasty Treats (D1427, $22.95)

White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon (Z270, $6.95 for 20 yards)

Staz-On Black Ink (Z888, $9.95)

Sweet Leaf Marker (Z2253, $2.95)

Holiday Red Marker (Z2327, $2.95)

Embossing Pen (Z724, $3.95)

Cranberry Stamp Pad (Z2116, $5.25)

Clear Detail Embossing Powder (Z821, $3.95)

Craft Heater (Z555, $29.95)

Glue Dots (for the ribbon) (1772, $7.50)

Other: Unsweetened Kool-Aid