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Scratch 'n Sniff
Adding a fruity fragrance to stamped images is easy with this tried-and-true technique. Try using cocoa or cinnamon for a different smell, or pigment ink for a more vivid color.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Solid image stamp
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Sugar-free drink powder
  • Embossing tool
  • VersaMark™
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    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Barbara asked: "I finally started playing with my Encore™; inks (metallic gold and silver). They're awesome looking, but they don't seem to ever dry to a completely smudge-free state. I've tried leaving them overnight and also heat-setting, but the ink still slightly transfers to fingers when touched or rubbed. Do you have to seal it with something? Please let me know what you suggest. Thanks!"
    A: I hardly use Encore ink for that reason. When I do, though, I heat-set the stamped image with my embossing tool, then wipe over it with a tissue. The safest way to set the image would be to emboss it with clear embossing powder. We have a thread with several hints about this problem in our technique forum.
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    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Lisa said about the card organizer tutorial: This is SO beautiful, and you make it look so easy! I think it would be a wonderful thing to donate to our church auction (with cards!) You could also use a comb binding machine. Lots of offices have them."
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