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!



Emily Keaton said...

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

Anonymous 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!