Sunday, August 31, 2008

Margarita anyone?

This card uses a technique I had never tried before the last round of VSN: Scratch and sniff! There's a great tutorial for the technique on SCS, but the quick and dirty of it is that you mix Kool-aid (the plain stuff, no sugar or artificial sweetener) with clear embossing powder, and emboss as usual. For this card, I stamped the margaritas, colored them with Copics, then highlighted the limes and the margarita slush in the glasses with my embossing pen, then embossed them with a mix of clear EP and lemon-lime Kool-aid. It worked pretty well, even though the amount of stuff actually embossed is pretty small. You can still smell the citrus scent, though.
Stamps: $1 margarita, Lots of Thoughts (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, cool caribbean
Paper: pretty in pink, gable green, cool caribbean, Euphoria DP from Basic Grey, Neenah classic crest solar white
Accessories: tag punches, slot punch, ribbon, EP, Kool-aid, corner rounder


Vicki said...

I totally love this card. Where did you get the margarita? It's cool! And what a great idea to emboss that part. It looks so cool.

And girl, your copic skills are amazing!!!

Joan said...

Fantastic. Great card. Joan

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh this is soooo fun!!! Cute margarita glasses and I can just imagine the citrusy smell!!!