Monday, December 3, 2012

OLW116--Scene It

I don't always get a chance to participate in the OLW challenges. Well, mostly I try, but sometimes my efforts are less than blog-worthy. After four or five failed attempts, I give up, as I did with Heather's square challenge.

Why would I flunk a square challenge? Seriously? I'm as square as a gal can get.

Today's card, however, represents a nicely-handled save in my attempt at Karen's OLW116 Challenge, so I thought I'd share it. I had stamped the winter scene once and completely screwed up the image (that's what happens when you don't bother to stand on the big stamps...they turn out all blotchy).

So I stood on it the second time, and there was STILL a tiny blotch in the upper left corner.

Which I covered with the white, sheer bow.

See. Nicely-handled save. Go, me!

Now, this image was embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder, which is just lovely. I stamped it in a dark blue pigment ink (ColorBox Royal Blue), sprinkled the Silver Pearl powder over it, and heated it to this soft blue, lustrous, shimmery finish.

I just love the softening effect of the Silver Pearl over darker inks. Give it a try sometime. And click over to Karen's OLW116 Challenge!

stamps: unlabeled and very old! 
ink: Colorbox royal blue
paper: PTI white
accessories: Silver Pearl Embossing Powder, heat gun, sheer white ribbon


  1. Susan
    I absolutely love this card. So delicate and soft.

  2. Love that silver pearl embossing powder over the dark ink - it's totally beautiful!

  3. Wow Susan. Absolutely breathtaking.

  4. A wonderful save, Susan! That silver pearl embossing is beautiful, and really makes the card. No bling needed! What a CAS, but elegant and lovely, Christmas card!

  5. This is just gorgeous Susan! Would make a fab 'man card'! And nicely rescued! ;)
    Lizy x


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