Monday, November 7, 2011

Make It Monday - Working With White!

I'm a colorful person... I find white paper difficult to work with. :) I think simplicity is nice but it can't always express ME. Today on Make It Monday, I'm giving white a try. What do you think?


I used one of my favorite embossing folders from The Paper Studio for the background. The look is classy, but I needed some color!

I created the flower using my favorite Provo Craft die (it's for Cuddlebug, but I use it in my good, ole' Sizzix).

Oh, you don't recognize the paper? It's pretty hard to find-- it's scraps from a Boden catalog. Boden is one of the few catalogs that comes in non-shiny paper-- perfect for trendy card accents.

Oh course I needed a BRIGHT color to cheer this card up, so I used a bright blue ribbon for the border. It's hard to tell, but the dark border is brown and the inside paper is beige. Great contrast with white. I also picked up an absolutely HUGE bucket of gems at Joann's, so I'm using them generously.

What fun supplies:


I've still never, ever made a white on white card, but this is a big step for me. :) It's Monday: get creating!

Join me at:
Make It Monday #62
My Partner In Crafting Crime - use something free or recycled
Simon Says Stamp and Show - upcycling or recycling
Card Cupids - bling
The Hybrid Chick - homemade flower
One Stop Craft Challenge - 3 is the magic number
Card Makin' Mamas - diecuts
Crafty Ann's Challenge - flowers
Crafting For All Seasons - texture
Crafty Ribbon Challenge - BINGO: gems, ribbon, handmade embellishments

14 comments:

NancyD said...

Cool idea! Saw you on MIM. NancyD

Faye's Paper Passion said...

SUPER Beautiful Michelle.. Saw this on MIM..Faye

Candy C said...

Hello Michelle. Your card is beautiful. I love the different colors you used and the different textures. It's lovely. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Lisa M said...

Kudos to you for stepping out of your comfort zone. I think the card turned out brilliantly and your bucket o' embellishments makes me a wee bit jealous! LOL. Would love to see you tackle that white on white as well. :D

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carol said...

lovely card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Ann Whitfield said...

It's lovely Michelle, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Joanie said...

Great card, lovely embossing. Thank you for joining us at CFAS

gina g said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us a Crafty Ribbons for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Rachel B said...

Fabulous card. Great texture! Oh, and to have that huge jar of rhinestones! Saw your link on MIM.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, glad I saw it on MIM. Love the big bucket of bling!

Rachel x said...

A lovely card, Michelle- really pretty flower and a fab idea with recycling that pretty pattern from your non-shiny catalogue!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Robin said...

Super cool idea... must take a leaf out of your book... lol! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin.

Carol said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's. Carol DT x

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