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!!!

46 comments:

  1. Carole, both of these are completely gorgeous. The button one is inspired and is simply exquisite!
    Absolutely wonderful!
    Happy Mother's Day and thanks so much!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. Two wonderful cards. Button one is amazing. Happy Mother's Day xx Jan

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  3. FABULOUS button cards

    Kathyk

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  4. Hit enter instead of delete!! DOH! That should have read FABULOUS button card and loving the heart theme! .... sorry!

    Kathyk

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  5. Wow hun, both these are fabulous but the buttons have it by a whisker! You are brave - I saw white on white as the theme and ran away screaming. Hugs Sxx

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  6. Oh Carole they are both fantastic!!

    Very creative

    Ali x

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  7. I love your first card it is simple elegant and would be a delight to receive. Your second card my jaw dropped! it is stunning. XOXO Zoe

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  8. Both are stunning cards Carole, I love the buttoned heart, such a creative idea :)
    Jenny x

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  9. Two amazing cards. Love the button one.

    Edna x

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  10. These are both totally beautiful. I do like the first one with the hearts in a grid, but I think your button heart is stunning - love the shades of white - beautiful!!

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  11. Hi again Carol
    You do get up early,just for us! Im chuffed
    Your cards are, stunningly beautiful
    A real treat for our LIMettes
    Thank you!
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  12. Gorgeous cards :-) both are fabulous but the button one is absolutely stunning !! I NEED more buttons !! :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  13. Oh Wow Carole, these are beautiful cards! The button heart is stunning. Sarah x

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  14. Two stunning cards. I love the first one, so clean and simple but very very effective. Your button card is amazing.
    Lynne xxx

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  15. The button on is also a "light bulb" moment, very inspired and I love it.

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  16. OH.MY.GOSH...!!! both cards are beautiful, but i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the button one!! fantastic!

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  17. Carole, these are both so beautiful but the button one has blown me away - what a fantastic, creative idea!!! Brilliant! xx

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  18. Two wonderful cards but absolutely love your use of buttons for the 2nd one. Carol x

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  19. Both cards are great but I LOVE the button card, such a great idea!!

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  20. Both stunning cards, the button one is is so different and a lovely assortment of buttons to give a beautiful card shine.

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  21. Hi Carole. Both your cards are fab but the button heart took my breath away - stunning!

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  22. Both cards are wonderful but my favourite is the first one...love it!
    Sue x

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  23. These are both beautiful, but OMG, the button one is AWESOME! The buttons are absolutely beautiful and I love the layers. This would look so good in one of those deep frames.
    Caroline xxx

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  24. Carole...you've created to STUNNING cards! I love the layering on the first card, and the second card is just unbelievably unique!! Awesome work!!

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  25. Wow both of your cards are stunning and I can see them set in a lovely frame up on a wall. x

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  26. The first one is very elegant, love the touch of glitter.
    The second one is just amazing with those buttons
    isa

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  27. Both these are fabulous but the buttons,well they're just stunning!

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  28. Both beautiful cards, love the hearts detailing on the first, and the pearly button heart onthe second is gorgeous!

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  29. These are both just beautiful and I can't decide which I like the most....one minute it's the buttons and the next it's the other! Just stunning!
    Lizy x

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  30. Two beautiful cards, the first one is lovely but the button one is fabulous and gorgeous! x

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  31. Oh wow two most beautiful cards, well done! (waving hi from the UK) :O) Viv xx

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  32. 2 Stunning cards! your button heart is stunning i love it its breathtaking!
    Hugs June
    x

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  33. Two beautiful cards, the first one is so elegant but the button heart is genius!
    Helen x

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  34. Beautiful cards. Your buttons are gorgeous.

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  35. Hi Carole

    Wow .. .. how did I miss these?!?!?!? (Well I can guess actually as Mr Blogger stole my dashboard - only just got it back this morning - hope he enjoyed looking at all of the people I follow LOL!!)

    Such a lovely treat to the eyes on your post here.

    Loving both of them but my favourite is the scrummy button one. Awesome!!

    You asked how I get the butterfly out of my die. I have two very technical methods (tee hee !!).

    To start with I run the die through my cutting maching a few times, cutting edge upwards .. .. then I either:

    1. Tap my die on my desk (card downwards) or on the edge of my metal waste bin lots of times and eventually the butterfly falls out along with all the bits.

    2. If number 1 doesn't work I get an extra long pin or needle and gently lift up the very bottom of the butterfly's thorax. Once lifted I slide the needle underneath and then slide it across to release the wings and the rest of the butterfly.

    I also use the pin to remove any bits of card that have stayed in the die.

    I find it depends on the type of card I am using as to which method works best.

    Hopefully this makes sense and I look forward to seeing lots of butterflies on your creations soon.

    I hope you are keeping OK.

    Love Jules xx

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  36. I love the look of white on white- these are just gorgeous!

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  37. You have made two beautiful cards.... the button heart is stunning... I have a button tin that i'll just have to dig into and have a go at making a button heart... thanks for the inspiration. Diane xx

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  38. Two beautiful and drop dead gorgeous!!! cards.
    I just love what you have done with the buttons.
    Thank you so muich for your comment on my blog.
    irene
    xxxx

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  39. Hi Carole
    two gorgeous ...Stunning cards ...love the buttons .....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxx

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  40. two absolutely gorgeous cards, I really love the first one

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  41. these are wonderful cards!

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  42. Carole, your cards are stunning! I wish I would have thought of that! :). Terrific...I may have to start casing you now!

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  43. Elegance repeated twice!! I am in love with the buttons!!!

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  44. Both of these are wonderful white on white cards, but that button heart card is sensational! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog and leading me to find yours. So much creative inspiration here! You are very talented.

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