Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What do you do....


When life gets in the way? You stamp, of course! Or at least try to.... LOL. I joined a swap last month. The theme is monochromatics. As soon as I saw that, the wheels started turning, and I just had to choose white! I'm a little reluctant to post this picture because I don't want to spoil the surprise for those involved in the swap, so I'm only posting it here and not to my SCS gallery, yet; but I figure, not too many people read my blog, anyway, so the chances of it being seen by someone in the swap are slim to none! Anyway, the base of the card front is Whisper White, and it is topped with a layer of Shimmery White, which I stamped snowflakes on from "Snow Swirled" in VersaMark. I stamped the greeting on the same layer in Encore Silver and stamped the tree in Encore Silver on another layer of Shimmery White, backed with Brushed Silver and popped up on dimensionals. I tied white taffeta ribbon around the Shimmery White layer, and added Silver Elastic Cord to the knot. The snowflakes, tree and greeting are all embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I finished by adding the small snowflake from the same set stamped in silver and embossed with II EP, punched out with the 1/2" circle punch and a clear brad from the Pretties Kit stuck through it. I don't know how well you can see the shimmer in the photo. You should see it in real life. It is beautiful; at least I think so!

15 comments:

Shellie G. said...

I think it's very pretty although cameras rarely do any shimmer or sparkle any justice. Don't you love the Snow Swirled set? Glad to see you got some stamping time in :-)

Lisa Page said...

Very beautiful and elegant. I think you chose the perfect "monochromatic" colors. I wish all of us stampers could find a way to capture the sparkles and shimmers in our photos- anyone who can figure that out will be a wealthy person some day- LOL! Great job-

jazzystamper said...

This card is so beautiful! I wish I could see it in real life. I love how you have used that brad in the middle of the star cute! The snowflakes look so delicate when their embossed.

Catrules said...

Very pretty, and elegant! I love your card!! I love this set too!

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TiStampsUp said...

Love it. I never think of doing monochromatic tones.

This stamp set is on my next order.

Stephanie said...

very nice! love the silver!

Jan said...

love the silver card...I tend to lean toward monochromatic stuff as well. So pretty! Jan

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love this card...It's beautiful.

June said...

White monochromatic cards are so elegant and tasteful - yours turned out beautifully!

Carrie said...

That's a really beautiful card. I don't think I've ever done a monocrhomatic. I'll have to try it.

Tai said...

This card is really nice and elegant.

Thanks for sharing

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tai

Stephanie said...

This card is simple and elegant. I love that tree, it's one of my favorite holiday stamps!

Mindy Ussery said...

I imagine this is breathtaking in real life! Love the monochromatic look you have gone for. I need to give it a try. :)

Tai said...

This card is really nice. It's it funny how the camera do no just on our cards. But I love this set. I making my cards and my mother's holiday cards using this set.

Thanks for sharing

Tai

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Kirsten said...

This card is beautiful, it is a great monochromatic scheme for Christmas.

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