Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Challenged by OWH

Today's MWT from Operation Write Home was to make a black and white card with 1 accent color.  I thought this was going to be easy; I had a vague idea in my head, but boy, it really went no where!  I ended up with a very different card than I thought I started off making.  And now I know why I don't use black embossing powder too often!!  Even with the embossing buddy, the powder seemed to get everywhere on the white cardstock. From now on, I think I will use black pigment ink and clear embossing powder! 
For this card I used:
  • Neenah solar white card stock
  • Versamark stamp pad
  • black embossing powder
  • SU lucky limeade ink
  • black organza ribbon and an adhesive pearl    
This card has been entered in the Stampin' Sisters for Christ Challenge.  Thanks for looking! 


  1. Sometimes the cards that don't turn out as we hoped are the great ones. :) I love this!!! SO pretty.

  2. Wow! I had no idea when I saw the thumbnail that the doily was embossed! I know what you mean about the darn powder. I love to emboss and I can examine a card until I am half blind and I will still get speckling. I even heat from behind the card and it still shows up after I heat it. I think you are right, black pigment ink and clear embossing powder is the way to go. Well, back to you is gorgeous. A great inkling turned into a fantastic card. Love the white, black, and green. Just lovely. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
    ~Lee Mae Operation Write Home MWT Assistant

  3. Love the green! Your card is gorgeous!

  4. Gorgeous stamping and embossing! I, too, get frustrated with the trailing bits of embossing powder. Clear powder just might be the way to go!

  5. This is such a gorgeous card! I love everything about it and love the wonderful color combination! The design is also fantastic!

    PS: You would never know you had any problems, it looks perfect!

  6. This may not be the card you originally envisioned but it is gorgeous! The embossing adds so much detail and texture it makes me wish I could see this one in person.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

    1. Paula, Thank you for your sweet compliment. I am planning on making a dozen or so of these for card club this weekend, and if you would like, send me your address and I would be honored to send you one.

  7. You know what, that is a beautiful card but what makes it stand out, I think, is that pearl I the middle, talk about a great finishing touch! I love this card! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Oh wow! That lime color really POPS and I love the black lacy doily over it. BEAUTIFUL card *Ü* Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenges! *Ü*

  9. your card pops in the gallery - it turned out beautiful - I can't emboss with blak powder either
    thanks for supporting OWAH

    Barb Housner

  10. Amazing! Your card is so eye catching and gorgeous! I've heard it you heat the embossing powder from under the card, it doesn't spread around as much.


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