Okay, since I’m on vacation WITH the kids this time AND don’t really have any of the “stuff” to do the Amuseapalooza challenge this week (Details here), I had to be clever and fast and make something work. The challenge really is about heat embossing but they relaxed the rules to include glaze pens or dry embossing. Hey, I can do dry embossing w/o any of the “stuff”, right? Okay, so that was a challenge in of itself.
Just for fun, I’m going to take you on my journey to get this ONE card made for this challenge.
First, I had to come up with a template to dry emboss. I had to make up a template that had straight lines because I don’t have anything curvy with me (like punches). So, I thought I’d make a checkerboard pattern. So, I used my paper cutter and some Math and cut out very carefully the pattern shown.
Next, I had to actually emboss it. Hmm, no wax paper to make it slide better… oh wait, NO embossing stylus. Huh. Now, what? Oh, wait a moment… my son’s Pixter (that we brought for the airplane and long car rides, etc.) has a stylus! WOHOO! Oh boy! Oh boy! It ALSO serves as a light source! PEACHY KEEN BILLIE JEAN! Seriously, you have no idea how excited I became at this idea. I feel like I’m roughin’ it here without my embossing stuff! THE HORROR…
Only one card for this week’s challenge though. You can see why.
And finally the card… it has the A Muse sentiment and the Superbella. I think it turned out pretty well even though I didn’t much like my dry embossing or coloring job. Pretty good for being on vacation and making it in a hotel room, right?
Labels: A Muse Artwork