Friday, November 12, 2010

Golden Peace

I seem to be on a gold kick today!  Actually, I made this card last month, or the month before, for a One Layer Wednesday challenge, and I don't think I ever posted it.  I really made a mess of it and didn't think it was worth posting.

My daughter thought otherwise so let's see what you think!


I believe the challenge was to use something metallic on the card.  I stamped everything in Encore Gold and embossed  with gold.

I thought it needed something around the edge, so I edged it with the gold and embossed that.  Got a smudge in the top left corner!  Aaargh!  I hate it when I do that!

Looking for something to camouflage the smudge, I found the little dot stamp from the retired Bird on a Branch set, inked it in gold and stamped in the corners.  I didn't really like it any better than the smudge!

Today's Free for All Challenge on SCS was to use a silhouette stamp.  Everything is packed up for tomorrow's Stamp Stack, so I'm going to put this in, since the bird is in silhouette.

If nothing else, it's a lesson in camouflaging your mistakes!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Peaceful Season, Bird on a Branch
Ink:  Encore Gold
Paper:  Shimmery White
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder

As Luke would say, it's time to get out of the computer Nana!

Enjoy,
Bonnie

3 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

I'm with your daughter, Bonnie! This is classic and elegant. You can't go wrong with gold embossed on white!

Annette said...

Bonnie, I think the effect is beautiful. I agree with Emily that it is a classic and elegant card. The corner 'smudges' look a perfect part of the card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yes, your daughter was right -- go ahead and post it! ANd I like your creative idea to "match" the boo-boo. Clever!