Saturday, June 9, 2012

White, White, White!

Loved the chance to make a white card for the Flourishes TT Challenge HERE.  The only other requirement was to use lace or pearls--both I love, so of course I used both!  The sample card included gray, which I thought my card needed, too.  I embossed in white the lovely flower from the Magnolias set.  It's die cut using Spellbinders Labels 4.  The branches are a Sizzix die & the embossing folder is by Sizzix for SU.  The sentiment from the same stamp set is die cut with Spellbinders oval.  Memento Gray Flannel is sponged on the flower & is used for the sentiment.  Shimmer Spritz frost is painted on the leaves & the Magnolia--love that shimmer!  The doily was a gift from my friend Nat & was just what I needed for this card.  I had fun making the row of pearls in a pattern with 2 different sizes.  The flower & sentiment are attached with foam tape.  Took me awhile to figure out that it was OK to let the sentiment cover part of the flower--funny how the light suddenly goes on sometimes--LOL!  This may be the most layers I've put on a card--I found it much easier using all white.  (Surprised you, Sue, didn't I?!)  Thanks so much for visiting my blog & letting me know what you think.  Enjoy the rest of your w/e & stop by tomorrow for the DeNami Blog Hop if you have a chance.

Addendum:  Recently found the Make It Monday blog through Meihsia's blog (she's a DT member).  This is not a challenge blog, more a friendly place to share your creations and find some inspiration.  Being a pretty new blogger, decided this was the perfect blog for me.  I'm going to link this post next week.  You might want to check it out.

17 comments:

  1. OMG Greta...... Please, please do more cards in this Shabby genre, this card as far as I am concerned is the best I have seen you create.
    I am so pleased your light went on!!!!!
    The White imparts purity and simplicity,it is worth a mention here that the human eye sees White as a brilliant colour, so imbues a sense of clarity and cleanliness, you have softened the palette by adding the Grey, which also adds warmth. And your layers of texture, embellishments and dimension are perfect.
    A most beautiful card, and you did not entirely surprise me, I always felt there was more you could bring to a card, and today for me you have shown it.
    To stay within our comfort zone is preferable by many of us, but if we do not branch out or extend ourselves we will never know what potential we might reach. Look again at this card my friend and see how far YOU have come.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Beautiful card!!! Don't you love that stamp!!!
    BTW if you don't mind I will add you to my 'Creative Crafty Nurses' blog roll on my sidebar!!!

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  3. what a beauty Greta. You have nailed the shabby chic genre beautifully. Love the layers, texture and the touch of grey makes the card pop.

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  4. Look at all those gorgeous layers! Wow, Greta, this is really beautiful! Love every detail! :)

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  5. GORGEOUS white on white card, greta!! you layered this beauty up to perfection!!

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  6. Absolutely stunning card, Greta! LOVE all the texture you added and the image you chose.
    Thank you so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

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  7. Such a gorgeous elegant card Greta

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  8. PURE GORGEOUSNESS Greta! The embossed image with the gray background is fabulous! Thank you for joining in the fun this week...hugs ~S~

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  9. This is SO beautiful, Greta!! What a lovely design and so many pretty details. Awesome card!!

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  10. What a breath taking card!! There is so much lovely going on in your card, I don't know where to start! Every detail is fantastically beautiful and I just love it :)

    Thank you for playing along in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday with us!

    ~ Amanda :)

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  11. Greta, this is so beautiful!! I love the resisted image and fabulous details! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

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  12. Hi, Greta! This is simply gorgeous! I love all the fabulous details!

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  13. Oh my! So pretty and elegant, Greta! Love the shabby chic layers and textures!

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  14. Sue said it all beautifully .What more can I say ? I think the card is awesome and I love it . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  15. This is stunning, Greta! I love the addition of gray and all the beautiful embellishments.

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  16. White on white..........always so stunning but tricky to pull off. You have absolutely nailed it with this gorgeous creation. Very elegant indeed.

    Thank you for sharing with us at make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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