Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Smooch, Goosebumps and Halloween

Kind of eclectic title, but describes the cards I have to show you today. 

I used smooch on this card;  I put about an inch of water in a pie plate and dropped a few globs of the smooch colors into the water and used a toothpick to swirl them.  Then I put the paper in the water pushed it under and then took it out.  I love the marbled effect and each piece of paper I did was different.  It is hard to see in the photo, but there is also some light pink Smooch.  I also put the white flowers into the water - the jewels are already attached, I just wiped them off.  The paper flowers come from a punch.  Simple yet beautiful!

This card uses the new Goosebumps spray by Tsukineko.  I stamped the flowers with  Adirondack Watermelon then sprayed on the Goosebumps, when dry I rubbed it all over with more Watermelon and wiped it off - the spray is used like a resist.  The depth it gives to the card is wonderful.  I cut out another flower and popped it on the top left.

On to the Halloween part!  Making cards for Operation Write Home requires you to look at the calendar a little differently.  Halloween is due to the shipper's mid September; Thanksgiving the end of September and Christmas by Halloween.  In December I'll work on my Valentine's cards due by 12/31.  So, last week we topped out the weather at 100 degrees and the humidity made it very difficult to breathe due to asthma, so I stayed inside with my air conditioners!  I haven't started on the Christmas cards yet, but that's next after I get this box shipped out.
These last 2 cards have nothing to do with any of the above except I was using up more scraps.  I used a new 2 me embossing powder, Judikins Diamond Sparkles, on the butterfly and it is gorgeous.

So, I'll see you Friday with the next PaperCutz Challenge, until then keep cool and be creative!


  1. These cards are amazing! I never knew you could do that with smooch! I am putting it on my list to buy!



  2. Beautiful cards! I love the water technique with smooch. I'm going to try that one!

  3. Penny, great cards. Those first two cards are simply gorgeous! I've been wanting to get some smooch for myself for some time, and now I'll have to check out the goosebumps stuff too! :D