Friday, January 21, 2011

Stars & Stamps Mid Week Throwdown

I'm going to try to participate in the OWH Stars & Stamps challenges more often this year as I've really slacked off in these past few months. Life just happens and I find myself playing catch-up more often than I should! I'm still making cards for our heroes but I don't always get time to post them! On that note, I'd like to mention how much I admire those of you who are on several design teams and keep up so well with all of your commitments as well as tend to your families! That tales a lot of responsibility, a strong sense of commitment, and some extremely sharp organizational skills!! My hat's off to all of you.......and you know who you are :)
Anyhoo......the midweek throwdown challenge is to create white on white cards with a pop of color. For my cards, I used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set from SU! and stamped the large rose image with versamark ink and heated it with gold embossing powder. I cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals. The leaves were created by taking a piece of scrap paper, embossing it with gold, folding in half, running through the paper crimper (pointed, folded side goes in first), then hand cutting ovals on the folded side. I embossed a piece of white cardstock and adhered it to the bottom, embossed the sentiments in gold, and added some white ribbon.
Here's a close-up of "missing you". I used a Tim Holtz texture fades embossing folder for this one and the sentiment was done with SU!'s so many sayings, also embossed in gold.
For this one, I used a Sizzix embossing folder, and the sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers "Thankful Mums and Pumpkins", also embossed in gold. This design also makes great get-well and sympathy cards, and the gold touches really add some elegance to all the white space IMHO.
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a fabulous Friday!

Carol

11 comments:

Louise Fox said...

Carol, These cards are sooooooo elegant! Another card to copy for our troops from your clever and innovative design talents! I really enjoy your blog! Blessings, Louise

airbornewife said...

Your cards are stunning.. so elegant.

thanks for posting for the challenge.

~ Pam

Silli said...

awesome...love the bg..;)

Elise said...

This is EXCEPTIONALLY gorgeous, Carol! MY GOODNESS, you are talented! Hats off to you for all of the darling and thoughtful things you do! We always have that nagging sense that we could do more and better, but I'm hear to tell you that you do WONDERS! This is EXQUISITE!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Not sure how I got 2 posts behind, but I did! These are just so elegant, Carol! Love the crimping on the leaves.

Benzi said...

Wowzer! Carol, this is just beautiful. I love this white with gold...so very elegant. I'm glad you told what the texture was on the 'missing you' card because it is so pretty. These are really spectacular cards, Carol.

Marisa said...

I'm so jealous of that Sizzex EF!! I was bidding for it on eBay and someone outbid me - UGH!! Will have to try again. Gorgeous use of this flower. Love the white and gold. Thanks for making my day special with your b-day wishes :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful card Carol! It's good to see you in the challenges again, you've been missed! Thanks for playing along in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Denise Marzec said...

Holy GORGEOUSNESS, lady! LOVIN' the gold and white!!

Yolanda said...

Those leaves are stunning!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful white on white with such a regal pop of color