Wednesday, July 18, 2012
White on White Floral Hugs
I was looking at the challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog, and this week they are doing White on White projects. Oooohhhh! I just had to try this one.
The trick with creating all-white cards is you need to have lots of texture to break up all the white-ness. You can see plenty of texture here with the shaped flowers, the leaves, the intricate oval die cut and the rounded brads.
I started by stamping my sentiment directly onto the white card base, and then I adhered the Polynesian Sails Oval around the sentiment. I die cut some tropical leaves and glued those down on the oval, then I die cut some Olive Branches and glued those down on each side. I die cut a bunch of flower pieces from the Build a Flower #1 set as well as from the Sweet William set. It was fun to just play around with the various flower pieces and I mixed and matched them until I got a flower I liked. I think they look like tropical-style flowers, don't they? I used my fingers to pinch some flower petals and fluff up the stamens. I used white brads to put each flower together, and then I glued them down over the leaves on the oval die cut.
I've used these products from Classy Cards 'n Such to create this card:
Happy Birthday stamp set (Stampavie)
Polynesian Sails Oval die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Tropical Leaves dies (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Olive Branches dies (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Sweet William flower dies (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Build a Flower #1 die set (Cheery Lynn Designs)
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Classy Cards 'n Such #12 - Handmade Flowers
Cheery Lynn Designs #37 - White on White
Di's Digis - Pile on the Flowers
Cards Galore - White on White
Fab 'n Funky #130 - Make your Own Flowers
If you'd like to go shopping for some of the items I used on this card, you can save 10% off your order by using this code, Holly-10, when you check out at Classy Cards 'n Such. Keep checking back in the store, as I know the owner has tons of new goodies on the way! :-)