Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Blossoms Challenge

Last week rung in the newest challenge over at the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog.  This time around the challenge is so easy peasy I have no idea why we even call it a "challenge."  The challenge is to make a card with a flower on it.  How hard could that be?

Well, okay, it turns out it was hard to decide what flower to put on it, but once I got over that hurdle it was smooth sailing.
Yeah, okay, now that you see this card you want to know how it was made.  Heat emboss your image in white on black cardstock and color in with non-water soluble markers.  Nope, I didn't invent that technique, I read about it in a magazine and I was sold!

Now let me tell you something that does come from me: A Muse Studio embossing powder is DA BOMB!  I've done this technique before but never with A Muse Studio's white EP.  That stuff is so awesome I threw my other brand away.  It melts so nice and smooth....  it made all the difference.

As far as what markers I used to color this image, the lady in the magazine used something I did not have (I don't remember what).  So I used my Copic markers.  Now I know people want to know if it ruins them.  I can say that my markers are still going strong. I have noticed the ones I use to do this have a whitish look to the tips, like the look when they are drying out--but it isn't dried out. Will this eventually ruin the tip?  I don't know but I figure that is why they sell replacement nibs.

Update: Check HERE for a blog post in which I show off the magazine I found this technique in and tried it out for the first time.

The Fine Print: All products A Muse Studio, except the Copic markers, which they do actually sell along with replacement nibs.  Stamp set used-Sunnyside of life; dies used--butterfly trio; cardstock used--grapefruit, onyx, and grapefruit petite polka dot.  Now go try out this technique.  Don't be shy.  I hate heat embossing and still find this fun.  Oh yes, use solid stamps, or fairly solid stamps like this one.


Squirrel x said...

Simply awesome hun! xx

Becky Evans said...

Very bright and cheery. I do like brights on black background.