Monday, September 23, 2013

Scratch & Sniff Card

I was very intrigued with the "scratch & sniff" embossing I saw as part of Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire in August, so I thought I'd give it a try over the weekend.  It 's really fun!  For my card base I used some layers of PTI cardstock, with some strips of patterned paper from Simple Stories Harvest Lane collection.  The floral pattern is edged with ekSuccess's Bumpy Roads Edger Punch.

PTI came out with a fun stamp set and dies, Scent-imentals, to use with scented embossing.  That's where I got my "Autumn is in the air" sentiment.

The pumpkin is also from Scent-imentals.  To do the scented embossing, I first die cut the pumpkin, and then stamped the stem and leaves with ripe avocado and the pumpkin with canyon clay ink.  To make the pumpkin scented, I mixed one part pumpkin pie spice with two parts clear embossing powder and then just embossed as usual.  PTI recommends trying things like sugar free Jello, coffee grounds, and spices for the scented embossing.  You just don't want to use anything with sugar, or your heat gun will scorch it.  I love the little "Scratch Sniff" arrow stamp that is included in the set; there are actually a bunch of them to choose from!

To add to my autumn theme, I made a cute coffee cup using My Creative Time's Coffee Break Stamp & Die Set and added a cute little button made with MCT's Stitched Button Dies to the cozy.

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  1. very nice card, love the idea with the scent !!!

  2. Cute card! I hadn't heard of the scratch and sniff embossing, but it sounds like fun and a great way to add a little something to cards and layouts. TFS!

  3. Katie ~ SHUT UP!! Scratch and Sniff card! Oh my guess is it smells like pumpkin!! YUMMY!!! Well I LOVE all the details, the pumpkin, that coffee cup and of your choice of papers ~ again!!! I might have to get this ~ enabler!!!

  4. First of all, your card is very the coffee with the twine and button. The sentiment and scratch and sniff are perfect. I have not heard of this flavoring the clear emboss for a scratch N Sniff :D cool I have to try this one. What a super idea.
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