Smoochy Dreams du Jour

Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog! I'm just one stop on the Utah Divas sketch blog hop. To see additional projects made with this sketch, just follow the link to the next blog (below). You may also visit the Utah Diva's blog by clicking HERE.

As you can see, the sketch this week leaves a lot of room for interpretation. For me, sketches with "room" always call for a fun technique. In this case it was a little bit of masking and a few pumps of Log Cabin Smooch Spritz!
A word to the wise: the Smooch reeeaaaalllly spritzes! There's no pumping "just a little". It's all or nothin'! You'll want to protect your work surface and surrounding area. (There's a tool for that! The Color Catcher*  is only $5.95 and worth the tiny investment!)
For the background, cover a few areas with punched or die cut shapes then spray over the card stock. Leaving the shapes in place, stamp over them with a background stamp (En Francais was used here, very lightly). Optional: remove the punched shapes and stamp a smaller stamp in this vacant spot.
If you don't have any Smooch Spray, you could also try this with our Color Spritzer Tool and Stampin' Write markers. However, you'll need to put some temporary adhesive on the punched shapes. The Color Spritzer blows out some air and it will blow your shapes out of place!
Thank you for stopping by! To continue on the hop, CLICK HERE to be directed to Alisa's blog. She has a couple of beautiful cards to show you and is also part of a great fundraiser for a child. Check it out!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: En Francais, Dreams Du Jour
Ink: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Paper: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Tools and Embellishments: Smooch Spritz Log Cabin, 1" Circle punch, Vintage Brads, Stampin' Sponge, mentioned: Color Catcher - page 195 of the Idea Book and Catalog
Always within reach: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642) 


  1. Very clever idea! Very pretty card too!

  2. This is a pretty card, and a much different use of Dreams du Jour than I usually do (and in fact I just used it on a card yesterday!). I like the subtlety of your design!

  3. love your collage background! and your brad just finishes off the card. :) xox

  4. Great idea masking the smooch with the punched circles! I love how you have the twisted squares for that part of the sketch.

  5. I love the card and this technique is awesome!!!!!!!

  6. Great tip with the circles. i love the vintage look with this set!

  7. Love the idea of putting down the circles for the smooching and stamping. Very cool!

  8. Very cool technique! Thanks for sharing an awesome idea.

  9. Cool technique and I really like the vintage style with this set. I usually spend a ton of time coloring and cutting with this set, and this is a great idea!


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