Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Center of Attention Product Spotlight - Smooch



Hey everyone! Each month half of us on the Baker's Dozen will be featuring a specific product, and this month Smooch is the center of attention! I'm featuring it today along with Taylor, Dawn, Jackie, Karen M., Laurie, and Sankari.

I made two cards to show you today using the Grape Soda Smooch...but I'll get to my cards in a minute. First, I want to share some info on the product in case you're like me and you haven't tried this stuff yet.

I saw a picture of the Smooch bottles in Taylor's store and on blogs when CHA was going on. To me, they look like fun little nail polish bottles so I think I pictured a typical brush tip and liquidy paint that would take long to dry. Nope! Not the case at all! The tip of the applicator is firm and pointed like a felt-tip marker and the pearly/shimmery paint doesn't drip off the applicator. It's just wet enough to paint up a full stamped image or you could use it to highlight certain areas of an image....I did both of these things on my cards below. Oh, and the paint dries pretty quickly too! Love that!

Okay, so onto my cards. The balloons on this first card were colored with Copics and I used the Smooch only on the balloon strings and along the lower right side as an accent. The balloons (from my Beary Special Accessories set) are paper toled, three layers, on Taylor's foam tape.



On the next card, the balloons are also paper toled three layers deep, but this time I completely painted the balloons with the Grape Soda Smooch...very pearly and shimmery! I also added some sponging behind the balloons and used DP instead of a white panel.



The 3/8" Orchid Satin Ribbon and birthday sentiment from Year of Sweet Sentiments are also in the TE Store.

**SALE**
For today and tomorrow (9/16 & 9/17), Taylor is offering a 15% discount on the I Want It All New Smooch item.
HERE'S the link to the item in the store.

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: TE Beary Special Accessories, TE Year of Sweet Sentiments
Paper: Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, True Black, White, Wisteria DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
Copics: BV00, BV02 BV04
Accessories: Grape Soda Smooch, Foam Tape, 3/8" Orchid Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, EK Success Wavy Dot Punch


Thanks for stopping by today!

29 comments:

Sankari W. said...

That is such a yummy purplelicious bday card!! love the grapesoda smooch! beautiful everything Denise!! Love the before and after pics! simply LOVELY!!!
hugs!
Sankari :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Smooch to you for showing us a really cool product on your beautiful cards, Denise! I had not heard of this product and it looks awesome! I love the grapesoda and will have to check out the rest of the line.

Jackie Pedro said...

Great cards, Denise!! Love the stepped up Smoochy version!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are adorable and what a great way to showcase the Smooch w/ the before/after pic...and what a CUTE card! LOVE the paper tole!

Sarah said...

These cards look fantastic! I really love the decoupaged balloons and the Smooch looks great. Gorgeous colours and great layout.
xx :0)

Wendy said...

Very cute card, Denise! I love the colors and those balloons! Your beautiful bow finishes this off nicely! :)

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Fantastic birthday cards! Love the Smooch!

Makiko Jones said...

Denise, both cards are fantastic!! The finish with the Smooch looks really wonderful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Awesome birhtday cards!!! Love all that purple!!! The smooch looks like a fun goody to have :) Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

Both look great!!!! Wonderful colors, coloring, and smooching!!! Great work!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

thanks for sharing your Smooches...cool product

chercroppin said...

Too cute Denise, and that Smooch is really neat!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is so cute! I have looked at smooches a bunch of times but have passed them up not knowing what to do with them. This is a great example and super cute!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Both cards are so soft and pretty! I love the ballons and colors and your comparison of the two using Smooch. I too love my smooch, even though I only have it in red!

Danni said...

Very pretty!! Love both of them!

Donna said...

super sweet cards! love the colors

Taylor said...

Super cuteness, Denise! Love your purpley cards!

Jessie/knightrone said...

They are both fabulous!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful cards, Denise...I love the look of the balloons with the Smooch!!! I don't have any....gasp!!! I'll have to fix that right away!!!!

Lori said...

Love love love the purple bud!!! Super fun cards!!! I'm afraid to try these, can't have another addiction!!!

Shawne said...

What a cool product! Your cars are great too, they always looks so fresh!

Cindy Lawrence said...

So cute, Denise! Love how you achieved the shading with the Smooch! Beautiful cards, girl! :)

Dawn Easton said...

OH these are awesome! I LOVE the grape soda smooch! Must get some of that one!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How AWESOME these are Denise!!! LOVE how you showed two different cards using Smooch! FABULOUSITY!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Lovin' your smoochin' Denise!! This purple is so fun!! And your balloons are fabulous!!

Rose Ann said...

I love your Smooched balloons, Denise!! Such pretty colors and papers too!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I like both of these, the colors are so pretty. Great birthday cards for anyone.

Alex said...

Too cute Denise - smooch right back at ya *wink* love how you used it!! Purplelishis!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Gorgeous!!!! Love your colour palette and the smooch looks AWESOME!!! Love this design - might have to case it!!! ;)