Good afternoon - hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I was intending to go out shopping this afternoon, but I'm full of an absolutely stinking head cold today, so I decided to stay indoors and do a bit of crafting instead!
This week's Simon Says challenge requires a White on White card - always love these thought I don't find them very easy to make. Anyhoo I thought I'd have a go, and here's the result.
I think it's true to say this is my first ever absultley totally 100% WOW card - there is not a single breath of any other colour anywhere!! I did my best to introduce interest through the use of texture, die cuts and dimension rather than colour; and used an extremely pearlescent white card throughout except for the mounting behind the frame (which is a piece of pre-embossed white card) .. though the poor light here doesn't show up the pearlescence all that well.
This may look like a very simple card, but making the frame was a real performance. I recently bought the Spellbinders "Decorative Labels Eight" set of dies, and I can honestly say that they are the worst for cutting and releasing the finished die cut I have ever had! Despite using shims and very patiently prodding out every hole to release the card from the die, there was still a bit of ripping on the corner of the frame (on both the first and second attempts!!) - in the end I just smoothed it down with glue as best I could!!
Supplies: 3mm and 4mm pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: Memory Box "Prim Poppy" die; Simon Says "Meadow Rue" die; frame made using Spellbinders "Decorative Labels Eight" (outer) and mega "curved rectangles" (inner); Cuttlebug "Floral Fantasy" and "Stylised Flowers" embossing folders; Cuttlebug "Butterflies" cut & emboss folder.
Simon Says - White On White
Allsorts #194 - Things With Wings
Daring Cardmakers - Fly, Fly, Butterfly
Crafty Catz #170 - Bingo! (Embossing / Dies / Flowers)
A Gem Of A Challenge #67 - Dies & Punches
Incy Wincy - Add Texture
That's all from me for today - thanks for visiting, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.