Sunday, May 8, 2011
White on White
This weeks challenge at Less Is More is to make a White on White card. Though I've never made one before I had a ton of ideas floating through my head today while at work.
The card above was my first idea, and the one I'll submit. Katina had the same idea to use punched hearts and her card is drop dead gorgeous. Mine pales in comparison, but I still like it. It will work well as a shower or a wedding card. Once I decide which one it will be used for, I'll add a sentiment to the inside. The "love" is from Verve's Text Objects set.
This second card came about on the drive home. I popped a button on my sweater as I got in the car and was sad that it was broken; it was mother of pearl and had a lovely shine to it. I have a box filled with buttons that I've been collecting for too many years to count and hoped I had a spare to replace it. It was then that the idea to make a heart out of the white buttons or even the pearl finished buttons popped into my head.
Although I have a lot of white buttons, it seemed that they were all a different color. Who knew there could be so many shades of white. I ended up using the buttons with pearl finishes because they matched SU!'s shimmery white paper the best; and they were more consistent in color. This card was really hard to photograph, more so than the first one. In real life, the buttons look as white or whiter than the card stock; however in the picture they look like all manner of different shades of cream. I'm guessing its the way the light reflects off the buttons that makes them look so dark, but this really is a pretty card; it has a lovely shimmer to it. I used glue dots to adhere the buttons, and added some Kaisercraft pearls in a few spots. The Mr. & Mrs. stamp has been loose on my desk top for ages and I have no clue which clear set it came from; it might be from one of my Close To My Heart sets, but no telling.
It's almost 4am here so I think I'll run off to bed for a few hours. Happy Mother's Day!!!