Saturday, 7 May 2011

All White Congrats Card - Less Is More White On White Challenge

I didn't get time to take part in last week's Less Is More challenge so I was determined to make a card for today's challenge.  When I checked out the challenge this morning I found it to be white on white - what an interesting challenge!  To me, all white seems to exude elegance and class.  Also, texture seems to become all important.  I really like the different textures this card has even though it's only one colour.  I've used a textured card blank, smooth white vellum, dry embossing and pearls.  The beautiful ribbon has organza edges with a satin middle so that adds quite a bit of contrast and interest too.

To start I made the shaped card blank using a Sizzix die.  I then embossed a piece of thick white vellum with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.  I love the look of dry embossing on vellum, the embossing detail gets outlined with white.  I always put a couple of pieces of printer paper in the folder when I emboss vellum as sometimes the design can get cut through if the folder gives a really deep impression.  The addition of the paper prevents that from happening.  I ran a narrow strip of tape along the card to glue the bottom of the vellum down and then covered the adhesive up with the ribbon tied in a knot.  For the top of the vellum, I just put a small glue dot behind each corner and then added punched photo corners to cover them up.  I added some texture by embossing the corners with the Square Lattice folder and then placed a pearl on each flower centre. 


I wanted to add a sentiment but I couldn't get it to look right if I placed it on the card front.  So I decided to carry on the white on white theme inside the card and I glued the die cut 'Congrats' inside.  I embossed just the bottom of the card and also the envelope flap with the Elegant Bouquet folder.  I really enjoyed putting this card together, I've only made one white on white card before.  They really are something special and perfect for a celebratory occasion.  I have to say I was so concerned I'd get a mucky mark on the card I kept washing my hands, you really need these creations to stay pristine!


Supplies:
Stamps: None
CS: Craftwork Cards Softies CS in Alabaster, thick white vellum
Ink: None
Tools: Card Fronts, A2 Eyelet & Ornate Sizzix Bigz XL die, SU! Elegant Bouquet & Square Lattice embossing folders, SU! Photo Corners punch, 'Congrats' from Cuttlebug 'Everyday Greetings' cut & emboss combo set

Embellishments & accessories: SU! Whisper White organza ribbon, self adhesive pearls

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37 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Hi Ruth
Stunning card ...love it ....very classy
hugs
sylvie
xxxx

Chrissie said...

Fabulous Ruth!
I'm so glad that you take such care to obscure the evidence of attaching your vellum to the card, it makes such a difference to the finished effect.
I'm sure that someone is going to be delighted with this creation!
Chrissie
"Lady LIM"
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Beautiful card
I've just bought this embossing folder, its super!
Thank you Ruth
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Jan said...

These are stunning Ruth xx Jan

Kathyk said...

Fab cards and well worth the extra effort

Kathyk

Craftilicious said...

beautiful - love that you've embossed the envelope to match - very classy trick :-)

Meggymay said...

Love your card, its realy elegant. Yvonne x

Katina said...

Beautiful! x

Hazel said...

Love the embossed corner and love the ribbon, beautiful card. Hazel x

Diane said...

Lovely card and that envelope adds the perfect finishing touch xx

Sandra said...

Lovely card. Sandra

Sylvie said...

What a Beautiful card! I love the embossing folder..
Hugs Sylvie

Sonia said...

Love this embossing folder, might just have to get this. A wonderful card with a touch of elegance.
Hugs Sonia xx

Helene said...

Lovely card - fantastic how you have carried the theme onto the envelope.

Little Snippets said...

Gorgeous! Embossing the envelope is a great idea :) Sarah x

Zoechaos said...

You are so right white on white is very elegant and your card is beautiful XOXO Zoe

Loli said...

Hello Ruth, thank you for to visit my blog, i'm happy to see you.
Beautiful job, i love your embossing,fantastic!.So elegant cards
A hug from Palma island

Lynne said...

Wonderfully elegant card.
Lynne xxx

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Super creations Ruth!

Ali x

Ciara said...

Beautiful card Ruth, great use of embossing. Oh and thanks for the tip about embossing on vellum - I will try that!

joanne wardle said...

both wonderful

Debgem said...

Utterly gorgeous!! I love the embossing folder you've used and I like the fact that you did the envelope too! Very elegant!

Susan said...

Ruth, this is an elegant masterpiece! I love the embossed vellum!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards and I love the envelope too ,, I would never have thought to do that !! :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Jess said...

what a great card!

kelly said...

simply beautiful Ruth, given you a mention on my blog.
kelly xx

Ang C said...

Stunning card!!! Love that embossing folder.

Hello From Texas said...

Lovely!! I love your coordinating envelope, I never think to do things like that.
TFS
Carole

Dolly Daydreams said...

So very stylish and elegant a beautiful piece of work.

Marie

Faith A said...

Every bit is stunning, love it, this would be a present in itself

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love how you decorated the envelope too!

Suze Bain said...

This is really lovely, great embossing and great idea with the envelope. x

Aileen said...

very elegant. Like the embossing carrying through to the envelope. x

My name is Wynneth said...

Ruth this is amazing, I love how you've coordinated the inside and the envelope to match. Just gorgeous.
hugs
wynneth
x

Valerie said...

Stunning card and envelope such a beautiful combination!
Val x

choupynette said...

wow! those cards are just stunning!

Jo said...

Wow, very beautiful.