Monday, August 05, 2013

White on White.

This is a card that I made for a swap back in June. The swap was for 2 cards to be made that were white on  white any design.  They have been received by my partner in Australia now so this is the first one that I made. Looking through my card blanks I spotted this shape and thought it would work quite well with my X Cut  'Square Parenthesis' die.

I had the idea to make a grid design so used my Scor Pal to mark out the design on the card front and then onto the die cut. I matched the pattern up but forgot to put a pencil mark on the die cut as to which way was up. Believe me it took me ages to work it out and line it back up. I raised it on foam pads for a slight 3D effect. The butterfly was cut using Cheery Lynns Small exotic butterflies #2 DL 113AB. Again you learn by trial and error. The white card stock was quite a thick one and didn't turn out very easily from the die. I have since used wax paper on die cuts and it works a treat. It was very fiddly poking all the small pieces out of the butterfly. The word die is by Britannia . I used some small pearls from my stash which had been a freebie in a magazine. No bows or ribbon as I liked the classic lines and simple CAS style.


Entering into the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty workshop #84: Use up your snippets. (white card for butterfly)
Make It Monday #152: Paper crafts.
Totally Gorjuss #195: Anything goes with pearls.
The Cupboard Trilogy #14: Monochrome.
613 Avenue Create #31: Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #26: Anything goes. 



30 comments:

Di said...

Oh wow Mrs A - very clean and so very elegant. No ribbon needed - it's just perfick as it is.

Raining here today, sigh. Come back Summer!

Hugs, Di xx

Shirley said...

This is a fabulous card Mrs A.
I love the freshness and CAS of the card.The pearls finish it off beautifully.
I spotted your gorgeous card on MIM this morning.

hirley

Hettie said...

This is lovely Mrs A. How did you manage to get it done with no inky thumb print on it?
Hugs
xx

Sari Jokinen said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card! Love the pretty pearls! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

ann @ studiohyde said...

Well worth all your efforts, this is a lovely card :)

Sandy said...

So pretty - I do love white on white.
Sandy

Denise said...

Beautiful card,very elegant looking.Thank you for Your visit and wishes.Cograts.on Your 42 years together,wonderful.Denise

Kathleen said...

My favorite cards at the moment are WOW so therefore ofcourse I love this one.

Kath x

MaryH said...

So elegant. You matched up those scored lines so magnificently. Enjoyed reading the background story. I've had difficulty with this same CL die, even when I did the wax paper. It's a beauty of a die when it works well, as yours did. This is such a clean & pure looking card, a real piece of art. Bet your friend loved it too. TFS

Karen Petitt said...

So very elegant Mrs A. I love this look but it's not something I can do - so beautiful! Karen x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Mrs A and so elegant all in white. I bought some of these card blanks in the craftwork cards sale last week but haven't got a scooby what to do with them, thank you so much for the inspiration :) Donna ♥ x

PS: the little bow on my card is from the Die-namics Blueprints 3 die set...I love them already x

Loz said...

Gorgeous white on white card. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. I spotted your beautiful card on MIM. Faye

Linda said...

Love the white on white - a very elegant card.

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness Mrs A your card is so elegant l just love the embossing created with you scoring and that beautiful butterfly simply gorgeous xx

Bonnie said...

What an amazing job of lining up the lattice! Beautifully elegant!

MagsB said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and elegant! Well worth all the hassle of getting everything in the right place!

I'm so sorry your hackers are still being a problem, I hope the little toads will be sent packing asap!

love Mags B x

Carol L said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love how perfectly you aligned the scoring with your card base to the panel! Gorgeous butterfly too!

Createology said...

White on white is very elegant and your design is gorgeous. Creative Happy Hearts...

Kimbo said...

Just gorgeous - so classy x

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Stunning .Love white on white and the embossing . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

cass said...

White can be such an amazing medium to work with, love this, saw it on MIM

Catherine said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card Valery Anne ! Thank you for your message Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sheila H said...

Beautiful embossing - I saw your card on MIM.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wonderful WOW card Mrs A. Great scoring.

Hugs
SarN xxx

Kate T said...

Very elegant card, saw it on MIM,
Kate x

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Chana said...

I love white on white and this is a great example of how beautiful it can be! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

scrappymo! said...

Very elegant card. Love that word die...I am just getting a few now and I think they are great. I usually stamp sentiments crooked so they solve that problem.
Wonderful white card!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I think I like this even more than the other WoW number you did! xx

xxbella71xx said...

What a lovely card, thanks for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

Stella xx

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