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Smooch Happy

Designed by Cathie Allan

 

Materials:

  • ColorBox® Chalk Full Size: Yellow Citrus,
  • Tangerine and Lime Pastel
  • Top Boss® inkpad: Clear
  • Top Boss® Embossing powder: Clear
  • Smooch®: Pumpkin, Green Apple and Sundance
  • ColorBox® Classic Pigment Full Size: Black
  • Colorbox® Stylus Handle and Tips: White Leaf – 3
  • The {Stamps} of Life: Flower2doodle and Labels2use sets
  • Paper Accents™ Cardstock: Forest Green: 10” x 7” scored and folded
  • Paper Accents™ Cardstock: White: 3” x 3”;
  • 6.5” x 4.5” and 0.75” x 1.75”
  • Canadian Scrapbooker™ and Cathie Allan Super Stock White: 5” x 7”
  • Sizzix Big Shot™ and Bigz Die Frame, Ornate # 3
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ E-Z Runner® and
  • 3D Foam Squares - Medium
  • Acrylic Blocks: 2” x 1”, 2” x 3” and 3” x 3”
  • Misting type spray bottle with water
  • Ribbon: 1/8” 100% polyester White
  • Hole Punch: 1/8” hole
  • Iron, ironing pad and blank newsprint
  • Cotton swabs
  • Heat gun
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Use Big Shot™ to create Ornate frame die cut from 6.5” x 4.5” piece of white cardstock following manufacturer’s directions.
  2. Load the solid flower stamp from Flower2doodle set generously with Chalk Yellow Citrus ink. Press stamp onto the 5” x 7” super stock with vigor; rocking the stamp around, without re-inking smack the stamp on the paper to create the illusion of an image in the background. (This is Cathie’s “Smack Down” technique.) Repeat over the entire panel working in groups and singles until background has desired look. Repeat with Chalk Lime Pastel ink.
  3. Apply Top Boss® Clear ink along edges of the panel with Stylus and white foam tip. Working in small circles, buff and float, DO NOT RUB. Using a new white foam tip, tap the new tip onto the Top Boss® pad and add some Smooch® Green Apple by swiping the applicator across the tip. Apply this mix to the edges of your panel as shown. Working in small circles, buff and float, DO NOT RUB.
  4. Apply Smooch® Pumpkin to a clear block by smearing inky applicator across it. Mist the inked block with a small amount of water, manipulate the Smooch® across the block with tip, and stamp the block onto the panel. (This is Cathie’s “Sparkle Marble” technique.) Repeat process over the entire panel, working in groups and singles until background has desired look.
  5. Repeat step 4 on 0.75” x 1.75” piece for message and let dry. Ink the “Be Happy” sentiment from the Labels2use set with Classic Pigment Black ink, stamp onto inked cardstock and emboss with clear embossing powder. Color in border with Smooch® Pumpkin if desired.
  6. Using Stylus handle and white foam tip, apply ColorBox® Classic Pigment Black ink to cover the ornate frame die cut, working in small circles. Buff and float, DO NOT RUB. Apply Smooch® Green Apple, Sundance and Pumpkin to inked frame and use your finger or a cotton swab to distribute for a black, “Sparkle Marble” effect. Iron piece between two sheets of newsprint to heat set.
  7. Ink the open flower from the flower2doodle set with black pigment ink, stamp onto 3” x 3” piece of white cardstock and emboss with clear embossing powder.
  8. Using Top Boss® Clear ink Stylus tip, apply Top Boss® Clear ink to the embossed image. Using a new white foam tip, tap the new tip onto the Top Boss® pad and add some Smooch® Sundance. Apply this mix into the open areas of the flower as shown. Dab some Smooch® Pumpkin to the edges of the petals to add color. Blend the two colors together with a cotton swab.
  9. Run your ribbon across top of Chalk Tangerine inkpad and apply Smooch® Pumpkin on top of this. Iron ribbon between two sheets of newsprint to heat set.
  10. Punch two holes in the flower and tie the 4 inch section of inked ribbon onto the flower as shown. Wrap the other piece of ribbon around the panel and secure with E-Z Runner®. Assemble the card as shown with E-Z Runner® and foam squares. Use the die cut frame to frame a photo that simply makes you smile every single time you look at it.

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