Happy Chinese New Year! This is my card for today's SCS Color Challenge, Real Red, Basic Black and Gold, in honor of the festivities. I participated in a swap awhile back using this stamp set, Artfully Asian. One of the participants embossed this image in silver ink before coloring and I thought the effect was so stunning! I finally decided to try it out myself for the challenge today. So I used Versamark ink to stamp the flower branch all over on my white cardstock panel and embossed the images in gold, before coloring them in with my red and black markers. Then I edged the entire panel with my Versamarker and again embossed using gold ep. I matted the main image panel onto Basic Black and then Real Red cs before attaching it to the black card base. At the bottom of the card I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed in gold, and at the top I added two stripes of gold cord. It is a very simple card, yet I think it has an element of elegance to it. I think the technique of embossing and then coloring the images has a very striking effect also. I'm glad I finally had an opportunity to give it a try!