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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Scratch n' Sniff Strawberry

I made this as a trade card for my upline meeting tonight.  The strawberry is from the set Tart and Tangy. I made the scratch n' sniff powder by mixing 1 part strawberry Koolaid (unsweetened) with 2 parts clear embossing powder. To get the berry as red as I wanted it I inked it with the Red Craft ink and then embossed. Then I cleaned the stamp and inked it with Garden Green and cut out the cap.  The sentiment is from the very versatile set: Teeny Tiny Wishes which I punched out with the Curly Label punch.  The background is the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I used Whisper White paper for the background but I used the brayer to  roll out Red ink on the embossing folder before I embossed the paper.  I think the background matches the speckly look of a strawberry. 

My card is a CASE of a card made by Rochelle Wick which I found on Split Coast Stampers.  You can see her original card here.  Split Coast is a wonderful site for inspiration.  CASE means Copy And Share with Everyone, and that is the mission of the Split Coast Site.  You can see that I made only a few changes to Rochelle's card.  I used ribbon instead of the brads and I used a punch for the sentiment to shape the paper.  It looks like she used a printed paper and I made my background with the embossing folder.  Most of the cards I make are my own design, like the one I posted as my trade card on Sunday - but when inspiration fails, thank goodness for Split Coast.  You can search the site by key word or by stamp set

I had fun making this card and my desk still smells like strawberries.  I hope you enjoy the card and I encourage you to spend some time on Split Coast.  It can be a wonderful source of inspiration. 

Happy Stamping
Please contact me with any questions or suggestions.  Your comments are always welcome.

--Katie

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