Ice Cream Braille Scratch and Sniff Card

scratch and sniff card
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Ice Cream Braille Scratch and Sniff Card

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

Materials

  • Pink Cardstock - 1/2 sheet of 8.5"x11"
  • Blank A2 size card
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Sugar free mixes for scent - I used hot cocoa mix, vanilla pudding mix, and Crystal Lite Raspberry Lemonade
  • White Enamel Accents
  • Small strip of paper from Doodlebug Design, Inc. sugar shoppe

Tools

  • Lawn Fawn Sweetest Flavor Stamps
  • Lawn Fawn Sweetest Flavor Dies
  • Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Scattered Straw, and Tea Dye
  • Fiskars scalloped scissors
  • spoon or scoop for measuring embossing powder and sugar free mixes
  • Double Sided Adhesive - I used Scotch ATG Gun
  • Printer

Instructions

  1. Cut out two A2 size rectangles from pink card stock (5.5"x4.25"). If your printer won't print on A2 size, print on letter size card stock and then cut out paper.
  2. Go to www.brailletranslator.org and type in Scratch and Sniff and save it as a file. Then type in Of All the flavors You're the Sweetest (I did this on three lines) and save this as a file. The braille translation will be saved as image files.
  3. Use your word processing program (I used Word) to put the images on a document to print. Type the words Scratch and Sniff above the "Scratch and Sniff" braille image. Set your document to 5.5"x4.25" and print out on your card stock. Then put the other image in the upper 3rd of a 5.5"x4.25" document and print that one out. If your printer won't let you print this size, just do a letter size document portrait style and put both panels on the top half of the paper. You can cut it after it prints.
  4. Stamp the words "Of all the flavors you're the sweetest" in black ink either above or below the braille printout (depending where it fits).
  5. Use White Enamel Accents to add dots to the dotted braille images. Shake the bottle first and you may want to practice a little first to get the right amount of pressure. You want your dots to be just big enough to feel (once dried), but not so big that they run together.
  6. Use adhesive (I used my Scotch ATG) to adhere the panels to the front and inside of your blank card after the dots have hardened. (You can skip to step 7, 8, and 9 while waiting.)
  7. Cut out 3 ice cream cones using the Lawn Fawn ice cream die from white card stock.
  8. Go over the cones with your powder tool and then stamp the ice cream cones with tea dye distress ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  9. Mix your scented embossing powders. I used a scoop and used two scoops clear embossing powder to one part pudding, hot cocoa, or drink mix. Use mixes that are sugar free, because sugar will burn when you heat emboss it. I put each of them in a jar and shook them until they were well mixed. Then I turned my ice cream stamp so the back was facing up. Cover the cone part with tape and press into Vintage photo ink pad. Then remove the tape before pressing onto your ice cream cone. I did this twice to get full coverage. Then cover the ice cream cone with your "chocolate embossing powder". Shake off the loose powder and emboss with a heat tool. I did this whole process twice to get good coverage. Then repeat the process for the vanilla and raspberry. I used Scattered Straw ink for the vanilla and Picked Raspberry for the raspberry.
  10. Cut out a strip of coordinating patterned paper about 2" wide by 4.25". I used paper from Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe. Then cut each long side with Fiskars Scalloped Scissors (or whatever decorative edge scissors or punch that you have).
  11. Adhere the strip to the lower 3rd of the front of the card and then adhere your ice cream cones to it.
  12. Stamp the Ice Cream Cone outline in the inside on both sides of the sentiment.
  13. Use the cherry stamp and festive berries ink and the heart stamp and Picked Raspberry Ink to stamp all over the blank parts of the front of the card to look like patterened paper. (I did this step to make it more visually pleasing to the sighted members of the family, but this won't make it too busy for the person reading the braille.) You don't want to add texture or dimension near the braille as that would make it difficult to read.

    Notes

    The cost is just for the supplies used, not for the tools. I found that the raspberry lemonade had the most scent and the hot cocoa mix a mild scent and the vanilla pudding was difficult to smell. Experiment with various sugar free mixes to find the best scents to use.

    2 thoughts on “Ice Cream Braille Scratch and Sniff Card

    1. wow – this is the most creative card ever! LOVE the braille detail! love the scratch and sniff!! SO COOL! thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Interactive challenge! 🙂

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