Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DCWV October Card Challenge!

I LOVE it when a new card sketch is posted on DCWV!
Not only are they my favorite papers,
but their challenges are so much fun!
I like that not one, not two,
but 10 Top projects in each category (layouts and cards)
are chosen to showcase on the blog!
Yes, only one winner from each category,
but the biggest thrill is being hand-picked as a Top 10!
What is most intriquing about this card isn't just those yummy papers,
but the way it SMELLS when the recipient opens the envelope!
Papers: DCWV, "Wild Splendor"
Die: Spellbinder, "Floral Flourishes" (say that 3 times fast!)
Rhinestones: Zva Creations
Sentiment:  Fiskars, "Thank You" Clear Stamps
This card is also entered into the challenge at Simon Says Stamps, where they ask for "Glimmer and Sparkle" this week!
See that sparkly, shimmery pumpkin?
Well, it actually SMELLS like pumpkin pie spice!
How did I do that without burning the spices into the embossing powder and ruining the delicious smell wafting from the card?
First, determine what image you want to use.
Next, gather together the spices that will best bring out the "personality" of that image.
You will need a chunkier embossing powder, something that will melt and HOLD the spices to the card.  I also included some crushed glass glitter in my mix!
Sprinkle the mixture evenly over a scrap piece of heavy cardstock.
I generally use white so that my shapes can be traced or stamped onto the back side and cut out after melting.
Now, very important...  Holding the paper far enough ABOVE your heat gun so as not to burn the paper or your fingers, heat from the underside slowly until all of the embossing powders have "melded" the mixture together. 
Let cool completely, then cut as desired.
The smell of the spices will remain in the "melted goo",
and allow you to attach them to your project. 
I have found that by heating it this way, the aroma stays with the image much longer than any other way I've tried.
I DO hope you try this!
My friends and family love it when they recieve
"Scent-iment" cards!
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because I will be posting another great scented idea later this month!
PS:  My scrap room STILL has the wonderful aroma of a baking pumpkin pie!


Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous card Jan, the papers are lovely! x

Jani Lewis said...

Great card. This technique sounds wonderful. I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Lin said...

What a lovely autumn card, and thanks for sharing your tip! So glad that you played along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!