Sunday, September 9, 2012

OWH Sketch 137

Here's this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch #137....

and you can see I'm still in red and white mode from my card posted earlier today, but this time I added some black. I love the snowflake dsp from the MME Christmas stack, but I always wondered where I'd use black snowflakes? I solved that problem once I decided to do a white snowflake on black card stock for this week's OWH sketch! The snowflake image is from SU!'s snow swirled set, and I embossed it with white ep, so the black snowflakes make the perfect background. The striped dsp is Ebony and Ivory by Kaisercraft and I used some real red from SU! punched with their fancy scallop border punch. The sentiment was embossed with white ep and I used a G Studio stamp for that. The brad was silver, but I embossed that with holly red ep, by dipping it in versamark, then the ep, and hitting it with a heat gun. It just needed that little pop of red on top to balance everything out.

It was a picture-perfect day here in PA and I wish we'd have a lot more days like this throughout the year! I'm loving this weather!

That's going to do it for me for today, so enjoy what's left of your weekend, and thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

12 comments:

Jen said...

Very pretty! Genius idea to color the brad - that pop of red is awesome!

eponinekc said...

Very pretty winter card. I love the red, white, and black together, very non-traditional. Great idea to color emboss the brad to match your papers. I'll have to try that sometime.

Barb said...

love the card and especially the colors-great snowflake

jimlynn said...

I've never thought to emboss a brad!! Fantastic idea and love the red, black, and white! So pretty.
Lynn

Lee Mae said...

Gorgeous! I can see why you like the snowflake paper so much. Love the red and black and the SU snowflake is awesome! Glad to hear the weather is perfect in PA - we are having good weather in WA too! Gotta enjoy it when we can! :0

Linda said...

Gorgeous! Love it ALL! TFS!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, one stunning card. I love every inch of it. That brads really finished off that image piece beautifully. I made a bunch of Christmas cards today using the Snow Swirled set. I just love it.

Erika said...

I loved the mix of pattern papers! Changing the brad color was a great idea too. Lovely card.

Benzi said...

Beautiful card, Carol. Love the papers you used...just yummy. Good idea with making the brad red instead of silver.

Beebeebabs said...

Very pretty card!!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Elegant winter card, Carol! You put a lot of effort into this one and it shows!

Sue from Oregon said...

Loverly!