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Friday, October 12, 2012

White on White....

Hello Friends in Blogland ,
These cards were made for an all white-on-white swap hosted by my friend Vivian ( better known as blusky on SCS)
This is what she requested in her own words:
"White on White Holiday Card swap Challenge...
Who doesn’t love white on white cards. They are just so elegant.
So the theme of this card swap is to create white on white Holiday cards-Christmas, Hanukkah or New Years is appropriate.
The possibilities are endless, but here are a few ideas:
1) You can dry emboss, or wet emboss an image
2) You can use your cuttlebug or any embossing tool for background or main image
3) Add a little glitter, bling, flowers, you know how to make it pop,
Show off your creativity in this one...."
Well, I have to say that this swap was quite a challenge for me...
what? NO color AT ALL? NOT even ONE to throw in the mix??
Oh my!!...I was truly stumped!....Then I thought of using my friend Kristina's
poinsettia Spellbinders dies -after seeing  a gorgeous RED poinsettia she posted in her own blog,see here:  
thus, these cards were 'born'.....
I wanted to keep them simple yet elegant....I hope I achieved such task.

Above: close up of the centered double oval with a very glittery single poinsettia
Below : the simple sentiment added to the inside ,the only black ink addition  ;o)
For these cards I used three different white card stocks: pure white, ice white and glossy white. I discovered that I really like them all together.The addition of  GLITTER to the flower's petals is a given ,as well as  three Kaiser  pearls to complete it. Other than that ,oval Spellbinders dies were used here, as well as embossing folder to give more dimention to the first background oval.
 On the very top, a simple white organdy ribbon was added with the addition of a sparkly raindrop rhinestone in its centre.

Not  too shabby  a result eh?! :o)
Comments are sooo appreciated too!
Just saying....*LOL* ;o)
Hugs and Blessings galore....♥


kiwimeskreations said...

Paola this is truly stunning. So elegant and I love the glitter on the flower petals.

:: BlueInks :: said...

The shape, texture, embossing and that oh so pretty flower, you really did an outstanding job! Love this.

Marilyn said...

Absolutely gorgeous! There is nothing more elegant and stunning than white on white. I find those very hard to do but you've got this aced... it's fabulous.

Seoulscrappin' said...

Your work is always so beautiful Paola ... these are absolutely stunning

jimlynn said...

OH, I LOVE THIS!!! Paola, it's beautiful! White on white and fabulous.

Karen Aicken said...

Oh WOW - these cards are just AMAZING! I love all the different layers and textures you used - BEAUTIFUL!
Cheers, Karen

MiamiKel said...

Not too shabby at all!! I remember you talking about this card and in my head I envisioned it beautiful but Holy Catfish, this is a gem! I think this is quite possibly one of your finest cards ever. Lucky swappers!


HappyCrafter said...

This is stunning!!! What a fabulous design and so gorgeous! Great job :-)

Margaret said...

Absolutely beautiful. Fabulous job using just the white.

Darlene said...

Breathtaking! What else can be said?

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- this is one absolutely stunning card! Wow, Wow, Wow!

Carol W said...

This is absolutely, love, love this