Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nutty


Here's the other card I ended up making this weekend. Again some failure with the embossing powders (which you can barely see in my craptacular photograph), but I'm still stalking (stocking??) it up to more experience gained.

All stamps are from the new DoodleFactory: Into The Woods set. I used a coppery embossing powder on the inset tree, and let me tell you, it's like a science experiment when you apply heat to these things. One moment you've got brown powder, the next you strike gold (or copper) as the heat sets in and reveals the metallic sheen. Must practice more with this stuff.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

RAWR!

It's been a while since I've made a card, but since it's such a rare occasion, I wanted to make it even more special by breaking out some new supplies I've never worked with before (namely embossing powders and my heat gun).

I should probably have read up on the best way to use these powders, but more often than not, I like to barrel in and pretend I know how to do everything sans instructions. This method has worked for me when setting up the DVD player, but apparently mistakes are messier when craft supplies are involved. One thing I learned is that I really DO need to remove all the excess powder before applying heat. And inking and applying powder needs to be very uniform. Anyone else got any other tips?

So, here's my card. I actually colored the cityscape months ago for a card that never got made. The other day when I was looking at the newest stamps, I thought the city would be the perfect backdrop for the T-Rex Durg to stomp around in (don't tell him he's not Godzilla).



I must get back to my craft (coffee) table. I'm going to attempt more embossing and another card using someone from the new Into the Woods set now.