Watercooler Wednesday bannerWelcome back to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

This week, Jean Fitch is our host for challenge WWC85, and she has chosen an interesting colour challenge:


Well, I immediately knew that I would be using our new Copper Embossing Powder, as I had forgotten to add our new Copper Metallic Foil to my last order! (facepalm).

Here’s what I chose to do:

wwc85 vintage leaves

Isn’t it amazing how the copper pops, whether it’s on black or white?  I really expected it would be more subdued on the white, but wow!

To work in the black & white combination, I decided to start with a Basic Black cardstock base, then have a panel of Whisper White, with a split panel of Basic Black again, on top.

On both the white and black, I stamped the 2 kinds of leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set in Versamark ink, covered them with Copper Embossing Powder, and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I repeated the same steps with the sentiment, which I took from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  I really like the script used in that set!  I made sure to do one piece at a time, to make sure that the Versamark stayed wet enough to grab the embossing powder.

After embossing, I layered the panels on top of each other using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was complete!  Trust me – it took a lot longer to come up with this layout that it took to put it together! 😉

The copper is definitely an ‘on trend’ colour this season; you can see it everywhere, from clothing and accessories, to home decor items.  Stampin’ Up! is always on trend with colours, that’s for sure.

I hope you’ll head over to the Watercooler Challenge blog, and see what the rest of the Watercooler Artists have designed for your inspiration.  Then be sure to link up your own card for the challenge!  I can’t wait to see what you design!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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