Thursday, October 22, 2009

White on White

Colour Create Time again! This week we have a really fun challenge of White on White where the only color on the card is the image.

Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this challenge. You can head over to Colour Create for the details. And please check out Simon Says Stamp website - they have a fabulous selection of products!

On to my cards...

For those of you who check out my blog regularly, you may notice that I do stamp occasionally, but I prefer digital stamps or my Cricut machine for the main image. I am just really bad at stamping, and I have never been good at colouring! So I was kind of nervous about this one. I was sketching down ideas all week. It turns out I have lots of fun things to show you!

For the first card, I decided to make a snowflake the main subject of the card.

I think I kind of broke the "rules" on this one. I stamped the background instead of the main image. I used silver pigment ink and silver embossing powder to highlight the snowflakes a little. The "snowflakes" are actually from the Cricut Home Accents cartridge. I layered with foam adhesives.

I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the edges of the snowflake which gave a bit of sparkle. Then I added a gem to the snowflake.

The sentiment (and snowflake stamps) are from the Papertrey Ink Winter Swirls set.

For the second card, I used the new Cricut Sweethearts cartridge. I just got it and had to give it a try!

The heart background, images and sentiment are all from Cricut Sweethearts.

I embossed the background with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder.

I added some ribbon and gems for the final details.

I made this next card in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

The swirled frame is from the Cricut Storybook cartridge - it is my favorite frame - all swirly! The background text paper is from the Think Pink kit from Pink Petticoat - if you click on the link, it will take you to this free download.

I cut the letters using the Cricut Storybook cartridge.

Finally, my favorite card of the bunch. I have been making a lot of cards with ruffles over the past couple of weeks. They are kind of fun to sew, and they look so pretty. So I just had to do a ruffle card!

The image is from the Pink Petticoat Happily Ever After set. I coloured (and I use this term loosely) with some un-fancy markers. I used Nestabilities for the circle and scalloped circle.

I embossed the top with the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder. Then I added irridescent Stickles for some sparkle.

I just love the ruffled ribbon! For those of you who are sick and tired of seeing ruffled ribbon on my blog, I am done now!

I finished off with a bow, secured by a button.

Please try to visit all of the other design team members blogs. They have all created some real beauties!

Thanks for stopping by!

{Let It Snow Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Snowflakes cut from Cricut Home Accents cartridge
Snowflake and sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink Winter Swirls set
Silver Pigment ink
Whispers Silver Embossing Powder
Misc: gems

{Mr and Mrs Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Images, sentiment, and heart cut from Cricut Sweethearts cartridge
Embossing with Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder
Misc: gems, grosgrain ribbon, button

{Hope Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Frame and letters cut from Cricut Storybook cartridge
Background text from Pink Petticoat Think Pink kit
Misc: Pink satin ribbon, button

{Wedding Wishes Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Embossing with Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder
Image from Pink Petticoat Happily Ever After set
Irridescent Stickles
Circle and Scalloped circle cut with Nestabilities
Misc: White Grosgrain ribbon, button, gems


Dena said...

Deanne! Again, I have to tell you how wonderful these are!!! Love, love, love, that snowflake and the Hope one is to die for gorgeous!!! All are gorgeous, those are my very favs. Cricute needs to hire you to promote their product you are so talented! Hugs, Dena

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Deanne
I just love the designs and your details are fabulous!!
I love them all!!

Karen x

Chris said...

WOW Deanne! So much fabulous inspiration, you've really spoiled us with your stunning makes for this challenge and I love them all but the ruffle ribbon card, well, I adore it and I'll never get tired of seeing ribbon done the way you do it, I must have a try. Looks like I need to get the Storybook cart for the bug, the frame you used is gorgeous and so is the font! Hugs, Chris

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow, those are all GORGEOUS!!!!! You are uber crafty!!!

Sharon said...

You amaze us all each week with the sheer volume of your creativity Deanne, and the wonderful standard of your cards. This week is no exception. Every single one of these cards is beautiful - and all so different too. Thank you so much for inspiring us all.
Sharon xx

Rica said...

My goodness me Deanne - you don't do things by half do you?
Fabulous cards - the snow flake one is stunning - so classy and elegant, your embossing is fabulous and the ruffled/pleated ribbon stunning. The breast cancer awareness one has to be my favourite it is just so beautiful and the frame is exquisite.
Thanks for coming up with such fabulous examples for my challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Faye said...

Wow, you have really been busy making white cards, Deanne. I really fell in love with the snowflake. What a joy it would be to receive that in one's Christmas mail.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Goodness me ! You have been a busy bee again ! I need to visit you everyday really don't I ?!!

All the cards you have made recently are just stunning and I love all those ruffles you have made with ribbon, very inspirational. I agree with everyone else about your Cricut, what a demonstrator you are ! They NEED you on board !

Have a great weekend,


Jo xxx

Biscuitlid said...

wow these are all incredible, I love your ruffled ribbon effect, so very pretty.


Simone said...

Wow, all your cards are so gorgeous! Each one is very special!!! Love them all! :-)

Mina said...

wow what an incredible set of cards Deanne, I love them all but the hope one the very best...beautiful
Mina xxx

Nicky said...

wow wow and wow these are all beautiful - so detailed and brilliant