Smooch Spritz™  Resist

by Lydia Fiedler

Create shimmery background by spraying Smooch Spritz™ over embossed paper.

Supplies

  • Clear embossed white patterned paper (Stampin' Up!® Presto Patterns paper used here)

  • Smooch Spritz™ (Gold Glow used here)

  • Dye Ink (Stampin' Up! Pacific Point Blue used here)

  • Blending tools

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut a piece of Presto Patterns designer paper with any die cutting machine.

  2. Step 2

    Apply dye ink to the paper to reveal the embossed pattern with a blending tool.
    Make sure you leave some areas lighter and some darker to showcase the Smooch Spritz

  3. Step 3

    Gently shake your Smooch Spritz™ to make sure the pigment is evenly distributed.

    Hint:
    I don't actually shake mine - I gently flip it side to side to mix the pigment so that I don't get bubbles at the top of the solution. Check the bottom of the bottle to see if yours is thoroughly mixed.

  4. Step 4

    Holding your Smooch Spritz™ just a few inches from your inked paper, spray and coat the paper with a layer of Smooch.

  5. Step 5

    Don't worry if you get droplets of the spray - you will be blending it in.

    When not blending your Smooch Spritz™, be sure and spray your cardstock from 6 to 10 or more inches away to ensure even coverage.

  6. Step 6

    Using a second blending tool, blend the Smooch Spritz™ into the paper.

  7. Step 7

    Finish the card as desired.

Video!

Variations

    No embossed paper, no problem
    Clear emboss images or backgrounds on white cardstock. Then either spray directly with a colored Smooch Spritz™, or blend ink over your embossed image, buff over it and then spray for extra sparkle.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Smooch Spritz™  Resist. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I have tried to view the video is once again a "private video" and I 'have to accept friends invite' to view
Lynda  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 3:02 AM
Would love to watch the video; but how do you accept the sender's friend request?
Donna  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 3:08 AM
I can't find invite to watch the video. It is a neat technique
Lyn  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 3:12 AM
Still unable to get it to work. I will read it then; looks like a neat technique. Will give it a try!
Donna  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 3:22 AM
This is a great idea and a beautiful card. Thanks for the information.
Dotty Neuhauser  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 3:34 AM
I had no problem opening the video. It just started as any other....beware there is music at the start though.

The video does give a better explanation of the technique.

For the many of us who don't have the speciality paper used in this project, the video has instruction on what this paper is and how to create your own.

Patti
Patti  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 3:55 AM
what is smooch spritz?
girlscoutmommy  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 3:56 AM
Very nice!! I will have to try this myself! It turned out SOOOO pretty! Thanks for sharing.
Donna  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 4:30 AM
Where did you get your blending tool? Since I don't have one, can I use a make up sponge for examble?
crazycardmaker2  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 4:49 AM
oooo, lydia! this is so cool. loved the video and your finished card is wow!
Lisa Henke  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 5:06 AM
Interesting. Enjoyed this very much. Edna
Edna Burgess  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 5:41 AM
Such a pretty card. What a great video. You really explained the use of Smooch spritz well.
Mary Ann  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 6:34 AM
How come i can't view the gallery? It says i am not authorized...
Carol  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 6:47 AM
this is very nice... and I love that font. will you share (email) which font that is? It really coordinates nicely with the designs (cut edge and embossed).
judi  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 6:54 AM
wow, I love this and I will use this the next time we have our card club
gina  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 7:24 AM
Today's Smooch Resist tutorial is great! Maybe it's my over 50 eyes, but I it doesn't look like the embossing folder used and promoted as 'coordinating with the Presto Patterns paper' is actually the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Any insights/clarification on this would be appreciated!
Carol  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 7:37 AM
Interesting. It's hard to actually see the Smooch Spritz in the picture. Does it show up better in real-life?
StampinCatMom  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 7:55 AM
The smooch spritz sols by stampin' up is similar to the tattered angels glimmer mist, except that it is more opaque and thick in coverage, where the glimmer mist is very watery.
Jennifer Engle  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM
Thanks for the idea. Love the card. I was told smooch doesn't crinkle/bow paper as glimmer. Agree?
CS  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 9:39 AM
You can absolutely use a sponge! smile My blending tool is a Ranger blending tool, and it gives you a slightly more even blend than sponges that have holes in them, because the foam is more smooth.

And @CS - yes, I didn't have any problems with the paper buckling at all. You can get a beautiful shimmer without saturating the paper.
lydia  |  Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 12:22 PM

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