Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ink palette - Perfect Pearls

Time once again for the Compendium of Curiosities v. 2 challenge hosted by none other than Linda, over at Studio L3.  This week's challenge can be found on p. 53.  I don't have the same ink palette but do have one I've used for watercolors over the years. 

Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring the challenge.  One lucky, randomly chosen participant will win a $25 gift certificate from their website.  They have tons of items for you to buy...Ranger, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi.....the list goes on and on.  I already have my shopping list ready...sure hope I win!

I chose to make a card instead of a tag.  Pears are one of my favorite fruits and I have quite a few images of pears and pear-related text.  This is one that Tim and Stampers Anonymous released at summer 2012 CHA. 

From black cardstock I die cut Tim/Sizzix Mini Baroque label.  The image was stamped and black embossed using Ranger's Superfine Detail Black Embossing Powder and colored using Capuccino, Rust, Perfect Copper, Perfect Bronze, Forever Green, Kiwi and Perfect Gold Pe(a)rfect Pearls.  I outlined the label using Perfect Pearl Gold and added the 2 dots at each side; they kind of look like brads.

The label is elevated with foam tape and stuck down on another piece of A2 black cardstock that has been embossed with the Tim/Sizzix Book Cover 2 embossing folder.  Gold grosgrain ribbon is between the 2 layers.  I found a very pale green Bazzill card base worked perfectly with my color palette.


  1. I love this, the black is stunning and that is one of my favorite stamps as well.

  2. Hello susan,

    Nice contrast between the black and the ochre. Nice coloring of the pear too.
    Gretetings from belgium

  3. This is beautiful, Susan! I love the Perfect Pearls with that pear stamp.

  4. Wow! The black paper and black embossing is something I would not think to do! But it looks amazing and of course the Perfect Pearls really pump it up! Gorgeous card!

  5. This is stunning, Susan! Love how the pearls pop on the darkness.