Wednesday, September 7, 2011

OLW63: We're Back, Baby!

This week's OLW is to make a one-layer baby card...and there's a give-away, too! Check out Jennifer's blog post here for details of the A Muse product pile that she and Krystie Lee are giving away to a random particpant in the OLW63 challenge. Oh, my.

Now, I wish I had some appropriate A Muse stamps for this challenge, but mine are all ocean/beach/dude stamps, a deficit I will be correcting on my next order.

Instead, I decided to get back to my roots in stamping with a very old stamp and a little heat embossing. This congratulations stamp is from PSX (which sadly went out of business years ago). It's also one of my earliest stamp purchases. I used ColorBox pigment inks and PSX silver pearl embossing powder (which joined my stash before 2003...that stuff lasts forever!).


The boy card was stamped in Royal Blue ink. The silver pearl embossing powder softened the blue to a lovely shade appropriate for a baby card.


I tried the silver pearl over a dark red, but that didn't give me the soft pink I wanted, so I used a pink ink, which came out lighter once embossed.


Photographing the EP up close proved difficult, but you can get some idea from this shot how the pearly sheen of the embossing looks. Look at the mid-ground of the photo for the most accurate effect.

I hope you'll play along with the OLW63! Click on over to Jennifer's blog for details and to link to your entry!
supplies
stamps: PSX
ink: ColorBox
paper: PTI white
accessories: Silver pearl embossing powder (PSX), heat gun, Corner Chomper

19 comments:

  1. Hooray! So glad to see you gals are back!! Beautiful one-layer baby cards, Susan!!! That stamp is so pretty! And what an AWESOME giveaway!!!! Can't wait to play along!

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  2. just look at those swirls. Perfection...don't need anything else...says it all. How nice to have these on hand Susan.

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  3. Wow! I think this is a stunning stamp - the flourishes look superb and the soft pearl finish is so pretty!

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  4. Beautiful cards - Love the good old PSX stamps and admit to having some of that pearlised embossing powder in the draw. I save it for really special things now, I am running low :-)

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  5. Awesome and would fit many occasions.

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  6. I love my pearl embossing powders! You have used them to beautiful effect here.

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  7. What a beautiful sentiment stamp. It's perfect just as it is. The embossing is so pretty.

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  8. What a fantastic sentiment .. totally able to stand on it's own!! Love the embossing!

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  9. Oh, so lovely. You just reminded me that I have some of these beautiful swirly PSX stamps tucked away somewhere. Must dig them out now.

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  10. That's a great stamp and two wonderful simple cards. So easy, but then you are the Queen of Easy!!!

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  11. PSX stamps will always remain one of my very favorite. That said, your cards are simply gorgeous!!

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  12. The height of understatement.
    Perfect!
    Chrissie

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  13. Simply perfect! So glad to see OLW back!

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  14. carol@copperashill.comSeptember 11, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Such a happy and elegant greeting to the new family!
    --coco

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  15. Susan, First of all I'm so glad OLW is back! Thank you for all the time and effort you and Jennifer put into OLW. Second, how CAS are your cards? Love it!

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  16. Lady, you got a whole bunch of elegant going on here!

    Love these cards!

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  17. love your Swirls....it inspires me to pay more attention on my calligraphy...

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