Thursday, January 24, 2008
My first Z card
I needed to have this card in the mail a couple of days ago and finally just got it made this morning. I used a Close To My Heart paper kit I've had for a while, and lucky me, the green matched Stampin' Up's Mellow Moss perfectly, so I was able to stamp a flawlessly-coordinating birthday sentiment in the corner. It looks-- frankly-- gorgeous. I thought the only thing that could make it more gorgeous would be to emboss it, so I quickly threw some embossing powder over the ink and turned to grab my heat gun.
In the famous words of Kid Shelleen, "No gun."
I quickly looked everywhere it could logically be, then did what I always do when I can't find something. I called my mother. I knew I could try using a hairdryer, but I knew that was definitely not the same as a heat gun. And I had already put enough work into the card that I sure didn't want to ruin it. We finally decided that I should go ahead and try it. My hairdryer blew the embossing powder right off the card. Not what I expected, but it did solve the problem. Thanks, Mama.
I've seen several Z cards on various blogs lately, but I think I don't have the dimensions quite right on this one. I love it anyway; it turned out elegant and that's what I wanted.