Thursday, February 14, 2013

White on White Valentine

White on white is not normally my thing but it is a style that I have really been wanting to try. I always admire other people's work when they go all white and I have had this on my "to try" list for ever!  When the Simon Says Stamp Challenge for White on White came up I decided that this was the day! I usually love an abundance of color so the absence of color was truly a challenge for me.  In fact, the way I approached this was to try and make the layers of white give the same oomph as the layers of color would.  It was fun...and I will admit that at first I added colored flowers and then ripped them off and went to white ones.  The colored looked really beautiful too and I will probably make a card with them but....I felt like I was cheating on my challenge and so went back to an all white card.  I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge of White on White



I used 120 lb card stock...the luxury card stock from Gina K.  I like that for white because it looks so thick and crisp.  Then I used the Spellbinder nesting heart die to make a frame, their Botanical Swirls expandable die for the heart insert and then a simple dotted embossing folder. The corner pieces are also Spellbinders....from a set that I bought years ago and don't have the packaging to tell you what it is.  The doily is a Cheery Lynn die and I have no idea of where the flowers are from!  I have had them for ages!  

I actually really, really liked making this white on white card.   It was somewhat harder than I thought it would be and that has nothing to do with my favoritism for color.  It had more to do with the need to create interest for the eye.....something that would be pleasing to look at yet at the same time wasn't overwhelming and cluttered.  I am not fully convinced that I achieved those goals but I do like this card as a "first timer"  and know that I will be going all white again and again.  In fact, I think the whole monochromatic look is one that I want to play with for awhile....time to change things up again!  Take care and thank you so much for stopping by....I always appreciate your visits.  And, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Be well,
Sheila

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Wowzers!! Stunning my friend! It's so difficult to get this white on white thing, but you nailed this Sheila! Fabulous job layering all that texture and yummy signature bling! XX

Arlene said...

AND GORGEOUS doesn't do half the compliment I intend.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Sheila, this is one of the best white on white cards I have seen! A winner. Inspires me to try it.

Lin said...

Your card is so elegant, Sheila - love everything you added to it. How nice to see that big heart, too - Happy Valentine's Day!

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Sheila... your card is just incredible. Lots of fabulous texture, and looks so scrumptious. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

joy said...

I'd say you nailed this challenge, Sheila! Very pretty and lots of texture!

fun stamping said...

Amazing card - all those layers! Just gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Oh gosh, what beautiful textures Sheila! I have only made one White-on-White card before which came out very nicely, the problem is that I still have it and have no idea what to do with it!

Maureen Morton said...

How did I miss this post? Had too many thoughts of chocolate hearts, no doubts. You nailed this - I was too overwhelmed to even try this white-on-white, but this has such great texture and depth. You are seriously the ALWAYS say die gal.

Sasha said...

Absolutely stunning, Sheila. I love white on white cards! xx