Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter White

Hi everyone!  Hope you're having a good day - we're having some fluffy snowflakes coming down, but it doesn't appear to be accumulating very fast, so I'm just enjoying the show! 

This card was made for 4 challenges; first for the The Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger, shown here.  Gorgeous, huh?

                                               

It also qualifies for the Clean and Simple challenge from Paper Play, for the New Beginnings challenge at Simon Says Stamp, and for Really Reasonable Ribbon's Something New challenge (mine is my new Nesties Labels Four).  
I chose 2 cardstocks, one a solid ivory (card base and tag) and the other a creamy parchment (background panel).  I stamped the lace background in Versamark on the parchment, and embossed it with Ranger's Embossing Pearl in silver.  It doesn't appear silver at all to me, but it does give a lovely pearl shimmer. 


Next I stamped my sentiment using antique linen distress ink, and then stamped versamark over the entire label and heat embossed with more of the pearl embossing powder. 


Here's a closeup to show you the lovely pearliness - I think I've found a new favorite embossing powder!


I finished by adding some ivory pearls, an ivory ribbon and a bow tied with a button topped with a larger ivory pearl.

Supplies:  Ivory and cream parchment cardstocks, Hero Arts S5341 Lace Background, AR130 Handwritten Sentiments, Versamark ink and Ranger Embossing Pearl Silver, antique linen distress ink, labels four Nestie, Hero Hues pearls from the Sunshine Mixed Accents pack, ivory ribbon

22 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Lin, love this so classy and elegant. The pearly effect is beautiful!!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful card and embossing!

Ang Butler said...

The card is beautiful but I won't lie I was distracted by the cake...mmmm.
Ang

Hellemor said...

So clean and elegant. That a beautiful card.

Dawn T said...

just gorgeous Lin. I have the lace stamp out on my desk as it seemed to scream out to be stamped as part of the inspiration pic..... but you have beaten me to it....

Pam W Merwin said...

It is beautiful and very elegant. Love the background embossing!

debbie said...

What a beautifully elegant card! I am feeling the NEED LOL! for some of that embossing powder..yummy!

Barb said...

Beautiful embossing powder! I love the sheer elegance of this gorgeous card, Lin!

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is so very elegant! Such a beautiful take on this white-on-white challenge!

Brenda said...

This s so beautiful! Your embossing is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Such a timeless beauty!!! beautiful embossing!

Pauline said...

This is so very beautiful! Love the embossed label, I have a new heat tool and some powders, and I'm still a bit wary of them! You have inspired me to be a bit more adventurous!

Deirdre said...

Oh Lin, this is stunning. Love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week and Happy New Year to you and yours. ♥

Monika Reeck said...

an elegant card Lin, I love the embossing on white..very great take on the foto inspiration...I am so sorry if I never see you again here or on Flickr..because my school have so less time to creating but this time till 9 Jan I have holiday and have a bit time to see your blog and make some cards...I just joining Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge too my card is number 49, maybe you would like to see my Blog...many thanks before :) biiig hugs, Monika

Jo Nevill said...

Oh wow, this is just so beautiful and I bet it looks amazing in real life. Just love the lace background and the embossing - beautiful.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

SewSuzySew said...

Beautiful Card Lin!
Thanks so much for the heads-up on those Challenges I've entered 3 of them.

Hugs
Suze x

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty and elegant! I love the shimmer it has! Great job with the Winter White Tuesday Trigger! ♥♥♥

Lya Lin said...

So elegant card! Love the textures!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Lin! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Bonnie Garby said...

Great CAS card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Unknown said...

Simply elegant! Love your creativity!~Norma

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Lin.... this is so beautiful! Well done. Thank you for playing with us at Paper Play challenge! :)