Tuesday, January 1, 2013

SOS #83 - White or Cream

Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! Tuesday means it's time for a new Shopping Our Stash challenge. This week we ask you to make a card that's all white or cream. That's ALL white or ivory/cream/vanilla - no other colors. The only exception is your sentiment (if used) can be in any color, and if an image is used it can contain skin/fur tones and hair tones.

Here's my card, then I'll explain:

In my own defense, I was attempting to channel my pal Natalie, who totally rocks the floof factor. Also, she and I had a self-challenge to use that Memory Box Amira Flourish die on a card, and I've slacked.

Back to the card. When attempting a white-on-white card, I like to employ things like texture and shape to make it interesting. I first embossed the textured card base with my Hero Arts Lattice background stamp and white-embossed it.  Then I cut out two of the Amira Flourish dies from white and two other dies out of cream and layered them. It's kinda busy:

I tied a piece of thin twine around the taffeta ribbon to hold it in place, then glued it down with Glossy Accents. To attach the flower I used some clear dimensional tape plus some more Glossy Accents.

Sentiment. It needed a sentiment. I ended up white-embossing this one from SU:

I was going to go back and add some pearls, then I thought it might be a bit much. But maybe I will anyway, because I can. :)

Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and pull out your white and/or cream stuff, use it to make a card, then come back to Shopping Our Stash to link us up so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
Memory Box Amira Flourish die (SSS | EH)
Poppy Stamps Tilda Swirl die (SSS | EH)
Memory Box Ringed Buckle die (SSS | EH)
Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate (SSS | EH)
Hero Arts Lattice background stamp (SSS | EH)
Hero Arts white embossing powder (SSS | EH)
Versamark ink (SSS | EH)
Teflon bone folder (SSS | EH)
Glossy Accents (SSS | EH) mini (SSS | EH
Kool Tac clear adhesive (SSS)
SU Perfect Punches stamp set
SU white taffeta ribbon
SU white baker's twine
clearbags.com linen note cards (I buy these in quantities of 250 for the lower price)


  1. Not "busy" at all......simply GORGEOUS!!! Love everything about it.

  2. You have outdone yourself with this one, it's gorgeous! Not too busy at all, it has just the right amount of floof.

  3. Leslie, you underestimate your talents! This is a gorgeous floofy card! Wow!

  4. Leslie - WOW! This is beautiful! The dies look amazing. That flower is so sweet and I love the sentiment embossed in white. That's perfect!

  5. That die. OH EM GEE. How gorgeous is that? And the flower. So much texture & beauty in this, Leslie :) I love it!

  6. DEFINITELY not too busy! in fact, this miiiiiight be one of my all time faves, in both the white-on-white categories, and just cards generally! and pretty much a "masters of card-making" class on how to incorporate a BOATLOAD of amazing texture! love♥LOVE♥loooooove every single thing about this, for sure! bravo!!! ♥♥♥ (ps: happy new year, missus!!!) ♥

  7. this is so beautiful, Leslie! I absolutely love it. You totally won our challenge. As the matter of fact, I would like your permission to CASE it.
    I used it as an accent, you used it as the centerpiece, and it is perfect!

  8. Well....if "busy" means lacey, delicate, layered gorgeousness then, yep, its busy! Love it! And the white embossing is perfect!


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