Monday, August 13, 2012

Beautiful Baby

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was good. I took the kids to the pool early in the day and then we had a wicked storm late into the afternoon and lost power for a while. This was actually OK, because it translated into a dinner out because...hey can't cook if the oven won't turn on!!
Anyhow, yesterday I was able to do a bit of crafting while all the boys in my life spent some time at the pool. I figured between swimming lessons and the time at the pool Saturday, I'd logged enough hours at the pool for a little while!
This card I'm sharing today is an usual card for me. As you can see, it's all white. One of my challenges for the day (see list below) was to use a white on white scheme with just a pop of color in the sentiment or image. I think that white on white cards can be very elegant; but you have to remember that because every layer is the same color (or lacks color....however you prefer to think of it) you have to make each layer distinctive from the next. I have found the best way to do this is to add various forms of texture, which is what I did. For the first layer (not including the card base) I used my Inkadinkado Polka Dot stamp and embossed it on the white card stock using Versa Mark and irridescent embossing powder, so it's all sparkly when you move it around. I embossed the next two layers with different embossing folders. I wanted to add a bit more dimension, so I cut two circles using my Petite scallop circle nestablitlies before adding the layer of flowers. I added the sentiment, which is an old stamp from SU and completed the card!
I hope you like it! Thanks for sharing part of your day with me, and I'll see ya tomorrow!!


365 Cards: Blossoming (Use at least 3 flowrs on your project)

All Sorts Challenge: Use Circles

Craftymess Challenge: Words (no images)

Crazy 4 Challenges: White on White

Just Some Lines: Layer it Up

Rogue Redhead Designs: Shape recipe (use at least 1 rectangle, 1 square and 1 circle)

Speedy and Friends: Use Dots

Sweet Stop: Sketch

One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes


Kate said...

Love that pop of color! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Love all your fabulous layers!

Thanks for playing the Shape Up Rebel Challenge at RRD!

Theresa's Studio said...

Thanks for playing with dots along with us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week. Lovely card.

Angela said...

Dori, Love this!. White on white is a fav of mine and the dash of colour is perfect.

Thanks for taking part in the Craftymessers 'Words Challenge.


Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Sandra Wright. said...

White on white always looks so elegant,love all the textured card you have used to give it some depth...finished off with that gorgeous flower.

Sandie @ Craftymess :)

Winnie and Patty said...

What a sweet baby card! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

stampingbowd said...

Beautiful white card!! I have recently become a big fan of white cards!!! You did a lovely job on this one! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining in our 'words only' theme over on the CraftyMess challenge blog.
I absolutely love white on white cards and the addition of that beautiful pink really makes this a spectacular card. All the textures make you really want to touch this card to appreciate it!
I really hope to see many more entries from you in future challenges on our blog.
Huggles Lisa xxx

Pat said...

Great flower. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Dori. Love the white on white with the touch of color. The layers look awesome. Great embossed texture. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant, thanks for joining us at Craftymess.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant, thanks for joining us at Craftymess.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful! card Dori I like the different textures! Thank you for playing the C4C with us...hugs ~S~

Beccalite said...

This one took my breath away, so simple yet stunning. Great card fab job.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Unknown said...

This is beautiful! I love the little splash of color. Awesome card! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time!!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

DoBea A. said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us over on the 365 Cards Blog!!

Deb said...

Totally gorgeous creation, your flower really pops against the while and such lovely embossing, it's perfect, thanks so much for joining our challenge at One Stitch at a Time

Eva Gro said...

What a wonderful card!!Beautiful flowers!!

Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

Eva`s Scraproom
DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog