Spritzy Cards In A Snap


I recently picked up some Doodlebug boxed cards on clearance at Michael's. I love the clearance aisles! This is a great place to find deals and when you get a deal, it is a great way to experiment. If you mess it up, no biggie! It didn't cost an arm and a leg.

These cards were just me having fun with a new Unity Stamp of the Month set I got for August and some Smooch Spritz. Whenever I am showing someone how to use spray ink, they hesitate when spraying–you never know what you're gonna get and we all don't want to mess stuff up,right? Smooch Spritz is awesome but, a little testing is needed so you can get a feel for how your spray ink will behave. 


For these cards, I stamped ampersands onto cardstock and cut them out. Then I sprayed the cards with a coordinating Smooch Spritz. To make the ampersands match exactly, I sprayed some of them with Smooch Spritz as well. All of the black images were stamped with ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in Wicked Black–since Smooch Spritz has essentially no water content, it is safe to spray over top of stamped images. (Other spray inks will tend to make stamped images bleed due to their high water content.)

I traced a messy double line around the inside of the cutout on the front of the card to frame out the spray that hit the inside of the card. 

Supplies:

  • Card bases by Doodlebug
  • Stamps by Unity Stamp Co.
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in Wicked Black and Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap
  • Cardstock by Bazzill
  • Pen by Kuretake Zig
  • Adhesive by Tombow USA
These cards came together in a matter of minutes. Next time you pass up the clearance of $1 aisle, grab a stack of cards and take them home to experiment with. You never know what you might create!



Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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  1. So cool!! I will have to check out the clearances at Michaels more often!!I saw your post on Clearsnap and posted on their blog as well. You always give me great ideas! Thanks, Jennifer.

    Posted on September 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm