Today I am sharing three cards that are white on white. After playing with watercolors for many weeks I got back to card making and wanted to start with a clean look. What could be cleaner than white on white?
White on White-Best Wishes
Embossing folders add texture and only a few ribbons or inky words are needed. The card above features the Stampin Up Bird punch layered on an embossed heart.
White on White – Swirls
White on White – Hearts
The edge punches add to the lacy, crisp, and elegant feel of these cards, which are so versatile and can be used for a multitude of occasions.
Hi friends. Today’s cards were totally cased (Copy And Shared Everything) from something I saw online. The flower colors look so vivid and really pop against the black “chalkboard” background, and the white ink of the greetings and outline also lend to the chalkboard feel.
I used Hero Arts’ white unicorn ink and the stamps are from Stampin’ Up’s Secret Garden set. I thought they were so striking that I made quite a few color and sentiment combinations. Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Kim is always doing thoughtful things like picking up cool craft supplies when she sees them and sharing with all her friends. To show my appreciation of her generosity I made a batch of special cards for her to give to her sister, Jacki, who has been hospitalized and battling leukemia for a while now. Jacki is quite the fighter and even on her worst days she is an absolute inspiration. When reading her care pages, her love of God and unending Faith show through her writings, and her fierce and complete trust, confidence, and love of the Lord and her family are quite moving.
You Lift Me Up
My Favorite Things, Flopsey
Some Bunny Loves You
My Favorite Things, Funny Bunny
Just Fur You
My Favorite Things, You A-Mews Me
I’ve Got My Eye On You
My Favorite Things, I Spy
Sending You Sunshine
My Favorite Things, By the Seashore
I Need Some Face Time
My Favorite Things
I Love You S’more
My Favorite Things, Flopsey Goes Camping
Most of these images were colored with either the new set of alcohol-based blending markers, which Kim found at a bargain price, or with colored pencil and gamsol for blending and shading. I enjoyed getting out all my stamp sets and picking out just the right ones as well as finding patterned papers, marker colors, embossing folders, and embellishments to match. All of the stamp sets are from a company called My Favorite Things and the papers and embellishments are from my stash.
Please remember Jacki in your prayers as she continues to fight her battle with such grace and determination.
OWH recently requested some western themed cards so today I am sharing more horse cards made with my Inkadinkado stamps.
Howdy horse card
Horse card with horseshoe and leather, denim, and bandana paper
Horse card with Cricut cowboy hat, twine
Barn window card
To enhance the western theme, I used a variety of patterned papers to imitate textures like wood, leather, denim, and bandanas. Some of the papers are so realistic that they look close to the real thing.
Hi Friends! Wow, I can’t believe it has been a whole month since I have posted, but what a whirlwind of a month it was. Christmas is always a busy time, but starting the week before Thanksgiving until the day after Christmas we had construction going on at our house. The end results are beautiful and definitely worth the hassle, and I love our two new upstairs bathrooms. We also got new interior doors throughout the house which meant each closet had to be emptied out in order to remove the old doors and doorjambs, and then once the new doors were in place I cleaned the shelves of all the dust and errant wood particles before putting everything away. Well, not quite everything was put away because I made a vow to get rid of half the stuff from each closet and then put away only what I really wanted to keep. Many things were given to St. Vincent DePaul or recycled. I tried to keep the trash to a very minimum with the paring-down process and think I succeeded overall. All of this was going on while trying to work, Christmas shop, gift wrap, plan, etc., but I have learned to listen to myself as far as limits go so I opted not to put up our regular tree and decorations. Carrie was a little bummed but I did get a teeny, tiny tree and a small Nativity set to put on our TV stand; Christmas is not about the tree anyhow and while I did miss the beautiful sparkle and glow of our regular tree, I knew it would have been filled with dust by the time the construction as over. Anyhow, Christmas was a lovely as always with spending time with family and friends, and that is what counts the most!
When time is short, this card is easy to make and has an excellent layout to use when larger quantities are needed, yet the outcome is simple and elegant. I checked my stock of organza ribbons and matched the colors to my cardstock and inks. A top layer of white was dry embossed with Devine Swirls, Birds and Swirls, or Perfect Paisley, and then the bottom edges were punched with a variety of Martha Stewart edgers. The sentiments are from Stampin Up’s Short and Sweet set.
Black Organza Ribbon Card
Happy New Year Plus 5 Days! I hope 2014 is an extra-special year for you filled with love, health, family, and friends!
This is a clean and simple card that has the look of class and refinement. I love when cards come together so tailored and sophisticated looking with only 2 colors and very few supplies. The Classic Hats stamps are from Inkadinkado. The tiny sentiment comes from Impress Stamps, and I picked it up at their shop when we visited Seattle last year. Don’t you think the individual stamps worked perfectly together?
Hats Off to You
The white squares are 1 inch with a black shadow background. The white background of the card is embossed with Stampin Up’s Stripes embossing folder.
Always and Forever
Here are yet 2 more wedding cards that I made for a wedding this afternoon. One of my favorite things to do when I receive invitations (wedding or graduation) is to see if there are elements on the invitations that I can use on the cards I make. The colors on the invitation were pink and black so that set my color choices. The “Always and Forever” card is stamped on a plaque I made with the Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge, and the background is dry embossed with Swiss Dots. The ribbon and rhinestone heart were actually cut off the invitation and reused to give this card a personal touch for the Bride and Groom.
Pink Champagne Wedding Card
I was really happy with the “Pink Champagne” card. Kim so graciously shared with me her Stampin Up Stamps, Cheers to You, and I knew the champagne glasses would make a great wedding card. Again, the round plaque is cut from Elegant Edges and the Best Wishes stamp is from Stampin Up’s Sincere Salutations. My favorite part is the actual champagne, which I colored in with a light yellow colored pencil and topped with a Stardust glitter pen. I added Glossy Accents over top the coloring, and it hardens and gives just a little bit of dimension and sheen to the champagne, which I think is a pretty effect. I added a simple ribbon bow and a rhinestone heart, which again was reused from the original wedding invitation. Sorry that the close-up picture below is a bit blurry but I hope you can see what I am describing (click on the pictures to see details better).
Pink Champagne closeup
I hope you’re not tired of wedding cards yet, because I have one more to show you later this week. Have a great weekend and stay cool!