My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

When in Doubt...

Hello Friends,

I'm not sure which is my favorite thing about my card today. I fell in love with the wine themed stamp sets that Sparkle N Sprinkle released not too long ago. I couldn't wait for my chance to create with them. However, when I used the Silver Pearl (EP391) embossing powder to create the background, I found a new favorite. The look is amazing! I wasn't sure what to expect at first. The powder in the jar looked white, and I thought... hmmmm...Is this just a fancy name for white? No Sparkle N Sprinkle fans, this is one of those really special powders whose name is the perfect fit. You have to believe me when I say this is a beautiful
silvery white combination, so rich and elegant looking too :)  

The large Chianti bottle stamp was gorgeous on its own, so I embossed that as well using the color Bullfrog (EP404), and finishing it by coloring the bunch of grapes with a couple of Copic markers.  I also made sure to adhere everything together using 1/4" Tear-iffic Tape (SAT01).  If you've used it, you know how great it is!  If not, once you try it, you'll be hooked! I've never had anything hold together better.

As always, full card details are in my gallery.

Have you had a chance to play along with the February sketch challenge at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog?  If you want a chance at a great prize, check it out right here!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Challenges for this card:
Stamp N Doodle-Food N Drink
Sassy Cheryl's-No Designer Paper
Anything Goes-Bingo (2 images, free spot, Diecut/punch)
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes


Donna Ellis said...

A REALLY elegant card, Karin! Custom backgrounds using EPs are one of my favorite ways of jazzing up cards. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the tips! (ps, I love the silver pearl EP, too) Love the changes you submitted your card to!

TannyP said...

Holy moly! I LOVE this! Gorgeous shimmer AND it's truly perfect for wine country ;)
And we all know I think this is about the best sentiment ever. I think I may have to invest in this stamp set!

1CardCreator said...

Stunning card Karin, the shimmer really shows through. Thanks for the tape link too!

Amanda R said...

Gorgeous Karin and you were really able to show off the embossing to its fullest extent. Well done!

Cheryl said...

Such a gorgeous and elegant card! I love the way the Ep looks. I bet it is stunning IRL.

Lindsey said...

Wow! Great colours, beautiful embossing... and a fine sentiment. :P

Gerlinde said...

Beautiful card, Karin. The second picture really shows off all that shiny elegance!

LynCr said...

Beautiful card, I love the embossing. Thanks for sharing at Stamp n doodle

Emily Leiphart said...

Stunning card, Karin! All that gorgeous embossing is so elegant!

Linda Elbourne said...

Very elegant Karin ... great embossing! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... we hope to see you again soon!

Claire Newcombe said...

Hi Karin this card fits the brief of the Stamp n Doodle challenge perfectly.
The embossing is beautiful and a very unusual colour. It is perfect for the subject.
Well Done.
Thanks for joining in

Sunghee said...

Gorgeous! Love the shimmery look.

Monica said...

How elegant and refined looking is this card - reminds me of a winery, very BEAUTIFUL!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Gorgeous and elegant! Just love it.
Thanks for playing in the No Design Papers challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

jkreucher said...

OH! this is pure elegance! love the metalic embossing!
thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl no designer paper challenge!

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