Thursday, May 29

And now for a Wednesday Challenge...

I'm feeling very Patriotic lately.
I signed on to teach a class at the Webster Public Library , where I work, for cards for our servicepeople. Actually it's not much of a "class" I will have a few samples available, pre-cut cards, punches, paper cutters, glue sticks and patterned paper. People will be coming in over a 2 hour period to make cards for our servicemen and women that I will send to a group I belong to. They will then send the cards out.
My last posting was for Memorial day but this posting is getting
 ready for July Fourth, I was thrilled to find another challenge where I could use red, white and blue!

I looked through my embossed velour paper pieces that I had done before.
I was amazed that you could place the paper in your embossing folders, run them through your machine and the image stayed very well.

I hope you can see the stars on the red velour paper. I believe it stays well because the paper pushes into the glue that holds the velour to it!
Then I was wandering through Hobby Lobby yesterday and found this interesting item.

I purchased the star set with my 40% coupon. 
(Hobby Lobby is one of the rare places that allow you to use your coupons on dies.)
Today when I wanted to do the challenge I remembered my embossing folder matched one of the stars in the Momenta set.
I followed the given instructions but found I wanted a "deeper" emboss. SO....
I die cut first, left the cardstock in the die, added the embossing plate then used my rubber embossing sheet for my Cuttlebug with enough shims to get a good "omph" (yes, this too is a technical term). It worked much better.

Now off to find more challenges and to play more!


Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful with all those lovely stars. Great design!

Lee said...

Oh sooo cool in the CAS design....the star bg is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Mod Squad!

Sharon Underwood said...

Beautiful, velour paper! The stars imprinted nicely. I love your design! Been working on cards for Operation Write Home, for soldiers.