Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Still in love with White on White.....a Springtime Card



This is the 3rd white on white card that I made for one of my spots in Ruth's White on White Swap..
This was a fun card to make...and I've posted 2 pics so that you can see the detail.... texture...and dimension...

I wanted to bring some lightness to this card..and so I opted to use sheer white medium weight vellum for the flowers and butterflies.....

There was a bit more work involved with this card..as compared to the other 2 white on white cards I posted..but only because I made the vellum flowers myself...which meant making the 3 layers with the Stampin Up! Birds and Blooms dies...

I zipped the dies thru the Cuttlebug (only becasue my Big Shot hasn't arrived yet...tomorrow is the BIG DAY!)...then I curled the egdes...used mini glue dots to layer each flower....added a clear gem to the center of each...and wha-la!..a nice dimensional vellum flower..I used a chunky 3-D glue dot to adhere the flowers to the card front..(LOVE those chunky 3-D glue dots...especially for flowers..)

The buterflies were punched with the Martha Stewart Butterly punch...one of my favs...I am ALWAYS using this punch..its the ideal size for A2 cards...if its not the only element on the card...(it's a bit too small to be the ONLY element on a card front by itself)

I creased the wings where they meet the body of the butterfly so that when I attached the body to the card front with a mini glue dot..the wings remained elevated...for additional dimension...finally...I added a bit of crystal Stickles to the body for some sparkle..

Both layers of white cs were Cuttlebugged...

and in keeping with the light airy feel of this card..I used sheer ribbon to finish it off..

I've got the 6 swap cards done..and ready to be sent to Ruth..but now I think that I am going to make a few extras..to keep on hand...

but first..im going to make a cup of green tea...relax....browse thru some card making magazines..and enjoy looking at the beautiful roses Gary brought me for my birthday (today)..and wait for my 2 storage drawers to be deliverd so that I can finally put away the 160+ (I've lost count!) stamp sets that I have in 3 HUGE bins...because I am out of storage space...

(If you'd like to see what I use for storing my SU sets.. you can see it HERE...each 3-drawer piece holds about 60-70 avg sized SU stamp sets...)

Once again..thanks to Ruth for hosting such a fun and inspiring swap..I have enjoyed this swap so much..Thanks Ruth!

37 comments:

  1. GoooooRgeous!!
    I just love the wonderful look of it! I see lots of cuttlebugging on it! I love my little cbug too - have you heard of Cuttlebug Challenge? You should check it out,
    http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

    best,
    cassie

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  2. That card is beautiful...I love those flowers!!!

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  3. How very elegant this is with everything in white. I like the two different embossing folders.

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  4. This is fab! I love the butterflies...you do an excellent job with the white on white cards!!!!!

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  5. Beautiful---love that white on white look--

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  6. Love the all white look, always so elegant and yours is beautiful.

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  7. Just gorgeous! I love the white on white!

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  8. Simply a stunning card! Thanks for following us over at the cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

    Hugs

    ~Spike

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  9. Beautiful! The white on white is so refreshing. Thanks for playing along with The Cuttlebug Spot

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  10. Beautiful, elegant card! Love the white on white!

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  11. Another wonderful card!

    Great Blog and super music!!!

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  12. Michelle, these are beautiful. I love all the textures and by using the 3-D pops and glue dots you made everything much more interesting. Can we make something similar at one of our workshops?

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  13. Oooh, I never thought of white on white! Beautiful!!!

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  14. Such a wonderful card! I never thought white on white could look so springy - but you prooved it.
    Thannks for joining us this week at the Cuttlebugspot!
    Cuttlehugs,
    Kathrin aka Kruemel

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  15. Gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot!

    Aymee

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  16. This is absolutely beautiful! I would not have thought to put white vellum flowers on a card. What a wonderful idea! TFS!

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  17. This is GORGEOUS! I love the vellum on the white too....just gorgeous!

    I just *met* you on the B/S/T forum at SCS....assume you got your goodies ok!!

    Have a great day!!!

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  18. Loving this!!! So beautiful and dainty.

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  19. What a lovely and elegant card. The white on white looks so clean, just darling! So happy you've joined us at Cuttlebug Challenge:)
    Amber

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  20. White is definitely your color Michelle! This is even prettier than the flower pot!

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  21. Another stunning creation Michelle! I can see how the white looks becomes so addictive! Thanks for posting this one too at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/
    Hugs Mrs Jx

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  22. beautiful card
    Thanks for playing this week
    Cuttlehugs
    AllisoNX

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  23. So pretty...I am just loving the white on white! Great job with Be Inspired 26...thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenge this week!

    ~Lea

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  24. Really lovely and inspiring cards. I especially love the flowers.
    Thank you for joining this challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and I hope we will see more of your lovely creations in our challenges.
    Meda

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  25. Wow, this might be even more gorgeous than the last...which is saying a lot!

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  26. oh my this is wonderful.
    thank you so much for participating :)
    You will be featured on the http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com April 16th, 2009
    Thanks
    Maggie

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  27. Congratulations on your win on this challenge! Great use of the vellum on these cute flowers and on the butterflies! makes for a very nice card!

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  28. beautiful card - I just love white!

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  29. This is a beautiful card. Congratulations on winning on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot.

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  30. Congratulations for winning at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot! Have a fabulous day!! Your card is amazingly beautiful!!

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  31. Yippe Michelle for your win at CBC! You white on white is amzing:)
    Amber

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  32. Stunning! Great idea with the vellum.

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  33. What a beautiful card! Love the many different textures that you've focused on this card! Fabulous job!

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