I am loving the new Stampin’ Spritzers in the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog. They’re a great size, and you can add classic refills to any liquid to create your own spritzer. I used about 20 drops of refill, then filled the spritzer almost to the top (about 1/2″ down) with alcohol. Rubbing, not drinking. Although you might get a really nice color if you tried that. The 20 drops/fill with alcohol recipe came from fellow demonstrator Carolyn Bennett.
Here’s what I did.
Stamps: Hello, Doily; Tiny Tags; Ink: Versamark; Soft Suede classic; Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake classic ink refills; Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake; Other: Clear embossing powder, basic jewels – pearls, vintage trinkets, jewelry tag punch, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, crochet trim – Victoria, white baker’s twine, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, stampin’ spritzer (126185, $2.95/2 spritzers); alcohol, permanent marker
I clear embossed the doily on Very Vanilla card stock, and then used spritzer mixes to spritz over the image. I spritzed Crumb Cake first, then, after it dried, spritzed Calypso Coral. I love the soft color it created.
The center tag is Very Vanilla card stock that I spritzed with the Calypso Coral mix. I wanted a third color between the Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla, but Calypso Coral card stock was too bright. The spritzed piece was perfect.
Using alcohol instead of water helps the ink dry very quickly. After it dried on the doily layer, I rubbed over the embossing a little to kind of “buff it up” so the Very Vanilla background would really stand out.
Add those spritzers to your next order! They’re a bargain at less than $1.50 each. I only bought one 2-pack, and I’m really wishing I had gotten several more. Next time!
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