Saturday, January 19, 2013


Whew!  I hope this day finds you well.  Me, a bit tired, from work, but, then again, what's new this year.  I am a bit late posting this, but I really liked how this card came out.  
It's Saturday, and so it's time for a new challenge over @ Our Creative Corner.  Now, when I say this is a challenge, that is exactly what it was for me.   The lovely and talented Liliani, has a super creative challenge for you this week.   Monochromatic white with a decorative edge!  
So, this is what I came up with:

For those who know me, using one color is really hard.  On a variety of different reasons, including my lack of white paper, embellishments, and trinkets.  But, this is how I did it!
 I started with heavy-weight white cardstock from Paper Trey Ink.  Then, I used my decorative edge die and embosser to create that beautiful edge.  Then, I used the same decorative edge die to cut the mat for the front of the card.  The mat is made from a 'white' texture paper.  I think the texture paper gives the large space some visual interest.
Then, to add a decorative piece, I took the same heavy-weight white cardstock, and a doily die from Paper Trey Ink, and cut a cardstock doily.  I sponged white craft ink, from Stampin' Up! along the edges of the doily, and then dipped the edges in dazzling diamond glitter.  A little sparkle makes very thing better {smile}.
I used a leaves die and some silver glitter paper, from Stampin' Up!  to create the folage piece.  I added some glass beads that I found in the wedding section of a big craft store to represent some floral pieces.  
The white paper blossom is not hand-made, but very easy to do.  Punch a floral shape from white card stock, and punch two daisy type floral shapes from white card stock.  Matt two tiny circles as your center (one white and one silver, or glittered).  Pretty simple. 
For the sentiment piece;  I cut white cardstock to 1/2" width, and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position my sentiment.  I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up! and Basic Grey classic ink.  I thought that black would be to harsh.  I used a square punch to create the banner end.  I took some crinkled white seam binding and created a multi-loop bow and a Recollections rhinestone brad to attached the bow to the sentiment banner.  Adhered this piece to the card front and Viola! a pretty white monochromatic decorative edge card!
I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  And don't let the challenge discourage you.  Use what you have, and I'm sure you will create something fabulous to share with us @ OCC.

Happy Crafting!  hugs, Sharon W.
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Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon,
There's something about white cards that always impresses me, and yours does exactly this, it is elegant and exquisite, I especially love your decorative edge,the doily and the flower as your focal point looks beautiful.
Smiles :-)

Lisa Minckler said...

You've created a WOW card again Sharon. I love the fancy edging you've done with the die and embossing set from SU and those crystal beads for floral fill in are GORGEOUS! A very well designed and classy card and beautifully white. :)

Laurart said...

This is an amazing card...I love the glitter and crystal bling. Thanks for sharing from Laura xxxxx

Stef Perry said...

The decorative edge and all the sparkle create so much interest for the eye. What a gorgeous card!

Jenny Engelke said...

Oh my sparkly gorgeousness! Excuse me while I gush about your card......I love, love, love everything about it, especially all the sparkle! This makes me want to play along in this challenge, but after seeing your card, I don't know if I could make one that could compare to yours! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny Marples said...

Seriously impressive Sharon. Love the texture from the mat and your whole design for this. Hugs, Jenny x

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Sharon. Love the beautiful shape and beautiful glittered flower. ^_^

Shelley said...

Sharon, I just love your card. The silver leaves really caught my eye. I'll have to remember to try that!

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely subtle bling, and that ribbon looks just gorgeous!
Alison x

Lili said...

Wow Shanon, your card is so elegant! I love every single detail. It is perfect for a wedding.
Hugs ;)