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.
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.