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!  :-)


kathi17 said...

Your card is beautiful Holly. The flowers are gorgeous!

Shelley said...

I love the way you have made the different flowers with the stacker flower. Loks so pure and elegant

Jeannie from said...

I just adore this! The ALL WHITE is just breathtaking in this card! You did such a splendid job on the Build A Flowers! Thanks for playing along on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA! Absolutely STUNNING Holly! LOVE those flowers and leaves ... perfect balance of texture and design! GREAT JOB! Thanks for inspiration!

Donna said...

Beautiful job with the flowers, how you've created each one being so unique. Thanks for sharing with us at cheery lynn designs challenge.

caroline spice said...

What a beautiful card.....Love those flowers xxx

Diane said...

Beautifully done...I love that die, it is so gorgeous and detailed, beautiful flowers, too!!

Debbi said...

Beautiful card! Thank your for entering the Cards Galore challenge...good luck xx

Judith said...

This is gorgeous - I love white on white and your design is so lovely thanks for playing along at fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

Helen said...

Gorgeous! The white on white is elegant and your flowers are beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

Helen x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Holly, this is just stunning, a wonderful combination of dies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

beadz said...

Holly, this is so pretty! What a lovely take on our WOW challenge. Thanks for playing along with Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow, this is beautiful!! :) Love the mini stamen-flowers from the build a flower set, I'm going to have to try that, they look amazing! :)

Stunning creation!

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs,



Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love, love the flowers on this design~
So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

judit said...

Wow, stunning work! I usually don't like white on white but this card has changed my opinion! Beautiful! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week! judit x

Wendy said...

Stunning card Holly, love the white on white and your flowers are really gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx