Wednesday 11 December 2013

Guest Designer!

I was over the moon to be asked to take a GD spot over at Crafting By Designs. Their challenge this week is White on White.

My card is a variation on ones I have done previously (inspired by the creativity over on Pinterest)  and is made entirely from linen textured small pieces of left over white card. So it's going to give me access to the playground this week too!
On all edges and to highlight some of the embossed areas I used the very delicately coloured Versacolour ink in Narcissus. This is a lovely pale lemony colour which I think is subtle enough to highlight without taking away from the white on white effect.
The largest piece of card I used at the top - I embossed both edges with a flourish folder and embossed the middle with a nestie frame.
On top of this piece I glued a length of thin paper with a scallop edge which was the off cut left over from punched out piece of paper and added some white shoestring ribbon to tidy up the edge.
The layers at the bottom were also done with a punch then glued to the base card and the larger embossed piece - again some shoestring ribbon to hide the join.
A fancy oval label cut with a nestie and secured with 3d foam pads.
The rose was also made using nesties.
The flourishes are a Marianne die (I think!) and the leaves are an embossed punch.
Finished it all off with two punched butterflies and some pearls.  

Challenges -
Crafty Catz - Use 2 or more dies
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Anything But Christmas
Red Carpet Studio - Ribbon/Lace (and I interpreted the lace part as the frilly lacy punch used)
My Craft Creations -Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes - Wings 
Crafty Bloggers - Girly

Thanks to the wonderful team at CBD for asking me to do this guest spot and hope you will all create something and join in their challenge!  Thanks for visiting today. x


Jackie said...

Stunning card Viv, I love everything about it :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Viv love the white on white and the pearls


Unknown said...

Elegant, stunning and ever so

brenda said...

You do elegant wonderfully Viv.

B x

Sue said...

This is stunning Viv, a really beautiful layered design.
Sue xx


A fabulous WOW card Viv -absolutely love it, and I have a feeling it may be pinned very soon (on my WOW board)!
Sylvia xx

Netty said...

wow its a wonderful card Viv, Annette x

Unknown said...

Really beautiful. Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Divas x

Jac’s Playground said...

Gorgeous, love WOW cards and yours is no exception, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and Divas by Design this week, Jac x

Darnell said...

Your W-O-W snippets card is the picture of elegance, Viv! It looks like two Love butterflies have landed on the wedding cake!! Congratulations on the DT appointment!! Well-deserved! See you over at the Playground! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell said...

Sorry, meant to say GD appointment!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I like the flower, the embellishments and the white on white, thanks for playing along with us at A Gem of a challenge, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

debby4000 said...

Oh your card is so gorgeous, absolutely love it.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful card Viv, stunning die cuts! Susan x

coops said...

so beautiful viv.really gorgeous and classy design :D

xx coops xx

Di said...

OH MY GIDDY AUNT VIV!! I have one of your divine cards here and can only imagine just how fabulous this is in real life - phew, beeeeautiful!! Love the idea of tweaking with the pale lemon :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jean said...

This is a truly beautiful card. I love the layers of punched out lace and the subtle touch of colour.All of the elements work together perfectly.
Jean x

Crafting by Designs said...

Viv thanks again for joining us as a Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs this week and for sharing this gorgeous card with us!
Hugs - Doris :)

Mrs A. said...

Wow. This is super . I love all the elements and read with interest how you put your card together. Very elegant. Hugs Mrs A.

Rene said...

Wow, Your card is soooo pretty!
I like the way you lightly edges the elements with ink, it is such a clever idea! Fabulous!
We are so glad that you joined us this week as Guest Designer over at Crafting by Designs!

Sarn said...

Well you are a GREAT choice for a White on White GDT spot as you are, I think, officially the Queen of W.O.W.

Beautiful card Viv.

Hugs, Sarn x

Pat said...

A beautiful card. Love the frilled skirt and the lovely flower made from a die. Those little touches of colour just add a pretty highlight. x

Life - Up, Down & Sideways said...

Amazing card. Such detail. I really love it. Thanks for being a guest designer on Crafting by Designs.

Tammy S.

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx

Cherished said...

Very elegant. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

maureenjscott said...

Simply Gorgeous!!! I love your card! Thanks for joining us as a guest DT at Crafting by Designs! It's great to have you! Mo x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Paper Junkie said...

Haven't visited for a few days Viv so I'm now catching up with all your glorious creations - such a treat. Love white on white and your skating snowman is delightful. Still haven't completed my cards yet but when I do I am resolved to keep going and make a few more so that this time next year I won't be in such a last minute panic!!! (Well, that's the plan...)X said...

Wonderful! Such subtle beauty :D

MaryH said...

This is just stunning! This Narcissus is a new color for me, and it worked so beautifully to enhance just ever so slightly the edges of all the beautiful snippets you've used on this masterpiece. A gorgeous card, very feminine too. TFS

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow this is gorgeous and love all the layers...
hugs and xxx

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our RED CARPET STUDIO challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us for this months girly challenge.

sylv xx
crafty Bloggers Network DT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the use of the Narcissus ink on your card. White on white is elegant and lovely but you hit it spot on by adding the hint of color to the edges for contrast. Lovely!

Ger said...

Gorgeous use of die cuts and soft colour to the edges! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
Geraldine M