And since the Make It Monday #9 challenge is all about heat embossing, I decided to heat emboss the sentiment on the front of the card. But, of course, I had to find a way to make it harder than it had to be. I really wanted to use a dark blue ink but PTI's Enchanted Evening would not hold the embossing powder, it dried too quickly. So I dug around and found a Colorbox cat's eye dark blue that worked, sort of. My practice try looked great, the final one not so much. It is definitely embossed but not perfect in my eyes. When I looked closer at the ink I used, it was a chalk ink instead of a pigment ink. Anyway, here's the card:
And here is the inside:
Go to Nichole's blog to watch the technique video for this challenge. And while you're there, check out the other cards/projects that were submitted. Very inspiring!
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
Patterned Paper: AdornIt Purrfect Kitty Collection
Stamps: PTI With Sympathy: Loss of Pet, Fancy Flourishes
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Queue (unknown name), Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, Filigree clear fine embossing powder
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"