Monday, August 26, 2013

stamp-a-faire: scent-sational and shrunk (PTI)

Bringing up the rear on the parade of Stamp-a-faire creations are two fun cards.

First up, ready for this?  "Scent-sational."  Check out the stamp set Papertrey is releasing  in September - perfect for making scratch-n-sniff cards.  Don't have it, but not to fear.  My biggest problem was deciding if I wanted to rip open a pack of jello for a strawberry or go with cinammon for a pumpkin or ginger for a gingerbread man - cuz I have those stamps in solid which is what ya need to make this technique work.

Then I thought "hey, the more (scent) the merrier", so I created a big table and embossed it with a mix of coffee and clear embossing powder (ratio 1:2)!   I'm a one-cup-a-day gal unless it's hazelnut flavored (nod to Mom).  Don't know why Germany hasn't caught on to flavored coffee yet.  They're all over hazelnuts (nod to Nutella). Anyhoo,  give this tabletop a scratch .  Catch that fresh-brewed aroma?!?

Consciously applied the Gallon (brown)/ Quart (aqua)/ Pint (red) rule from the Faire here again too.  This is one of the greatest design rules to keep in mind.  If this concept is new to you, check it out at PTI or here at Moxie Fab.

I used the strip stamps from Neat and Tangled (more NBUS) for my table creation.  I'm sharing this over at the Birthday Bash at Little Tangles cuz adding scent to your heat embossing is such a fun idea.

And finally, "Custom Accents from the Oven".  That's fancy talk for shrinky dinks.  And the challenge I feared most.  But alas, if I had just watched the videos from the getgo... Ashley C. N. does a fabby job of showing how dang easy it is.  And ya know that Paper Smooches crazy scientist/prof stamp, ya feel like him when you're doin' it too ;)

I die cut the shrink plastic ornaments, filed the edges, punched a 1/8" hole, stamped with StazOn , hit with the heat gun and flattened with an acrylic block before they cooled completely.  Voila - a floating tree (I notice that now)!  But it's got mega cool ornaments on it!

I'm outta here.  Hope you had fun at the Faire too.

Supplies for girl talk:
Paper:  CS Bringmann
Stamps: PTI
Ink : Memento, Versamark
Tools: die PTI
Other: coffee, clear and red embossing powders, washi Freckled Fawn

Supplies for Merry Christmas:
Paper: cardbase Papermania, CS ?, PP Penny Black
Stamps: PTI
Ink : StazOn, Versafine
Tools: tree die Memory Box, ornaments die Sizzix
Other: gold metallic twine, shrink plastic (matte)


Petti said...

Very cool design. And I can smell the coffee! :)
Can't wait to try this technique.

~amy~ said...

Love them BOTH but you know I love the coffee one!
Thanks for playing with us at Little Tangles!

Ren-Yi said...

Loving both cards. but the scratch 'n sniff is so novel! how awesome is that. thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles.

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