Sunday, February 3, 2013

CASology Week 29: Game + Simon Says

I am determined to get this card for the CASology Week 29 posted, but it really isn't what I envisioned.

So do you want the hear the saga of this card? 

I had the idea mid-week when I was going through my MFT stamp sets and realized the Game Night stamp set had a few chess pieces. Other things were taking my time up, but this card as I planned it should not take more than 20-30 minutes to put together, maybe less, and my goal was to make it this morning.

With one thing and another, it was well after noon before I headed into the office. I cut the 4 one inch squares with my Nestablities, along with the larger red one. I stamped the a king and queen with Versamark on the black squares and covered with white embossing powder. This is where everything fell apart - my heat gun wasn't were is should be (plugged in alongside my desk).

Oh right, I took it with me on a mixed media playdate to a local scrapbook store on Thursday. Checked the bag I had taken with me (yes, it is mostly sitting unpacked in the hall) - no heat gun?! Urgh . . . I left it at the store :(

I tried my hairdryer and it didn't work and really didn't want to heat emboss in our well used toaster oven, so onto Plan B.

The best coverage white ink I have is Brilliance Moonlight, so I used that to stamp the white chess pieces and then Ranger Archival black for the other two images. I used foam squares to mount the pieces on the red square and struggled to get a prefect grid.

As I was applying tape to the red square I realized this larger Nestabilitie cut square with the lovely embossed edge was upside down!

I like the idea of this card, and will try again when I have my heat gun back and a little more patience.

With Anything Goes over at Simon Says Stamp, I am also linking this card up there.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Jacquie I really love your game with the chess pieces. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  2. Love the drama of the black and red - great, original card idea! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  3. Oh, MY! Whoever said this cardmaking thing was easy, right? I got a chuckle reading about your trials with this card...sounds like the type of thing that would happen to me, too! Your card IS wonderful, by the way...clean, graphic, lots of white space...perfect CAS card! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week...and I do hope you find your heat gun!

  4. I would have given up and marched myself back to EA to get the heat tool. LOL Poor you!


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