Monday, November 25, 2013

White Christmas


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge for Merry Monday (#85).  This time it's a color challenge ...




I only used a little brown for the sentiment ... otherwise my card is all white.  I used my favorite watercolor paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press - natural white) to create my card.  I love the thickness of the watercolor paper ... really makes crisp and clean die-cuts.  I used two die-cuts for the my card - the Madera corner which I made two layers thick and glued together; and the Blooming Poinsettia (love this die!) that I shaped with my stylus and mat.  A simple and small sentiment in brown balances out the card.

Here's a close-up:




Stamps:  Short and Sweet (SU!)
Ink:  Soft Suede (SU!)
Paper:  White (card base); watercolor paper
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Madera corner die (Memory Box), Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps), stylus, mat, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, glue dots, sticky strips and dimensionals


I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge.  Check out Lesley's blog (Always Playing with Paper) to see the rest of the beautiful cards from the Design Team members.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Rudolph Days (November)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra (November)




46 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful, Loll! Thanks for sharing your favorite watercolor paper too. I have been looking for some that is WHITE and not cream.

Cindy Lovell said...

So pretty!!! I love the beautiful poinsettia and the pretty corner die!!

Betty said...

simply gorgeous!!

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! Love the sheer beauty in its simplicity! And the texture of your paper is wonderful! And how do you get your white so white in your photo? I struggle!

Anonymous said...

STUNNING ! beautiful paper makes such a difference when die cutting the result is so stylish and classy and the poinsettia looks wonderful in white.

Marie

Di said...

Oh Loll, I just came from peeking at Bonnie's card and now I see this absolute beauty - perfection. You gals are really rockin' this challenge!

Hugs, Di xx

Viv's Visuals said...

One word - STUNNING!

sandie said...

stunning Loll, I hadn't thought of using watercolour for the baseof cards but it does give a great finish x

Marie B. said...

Gorgeous, Loll, but I don't think you do anything that's NOT gorgeous! :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll

Anne

Shelly N. said...

As usual you have inspired me to rush to my studio and begin a creative frenzy of card making.

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Loll! I love how you stacked your die to make it a little thicker. And the poinsettia is gorgeous with that ruffled center!

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Loll! Great combination of the poinsettia and madera corner dies, and the brown sentiment complements them beautifully.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. TFS about the watercolour paper.

Notes by Nina said...

Wow Loll, I have been looking at your card on the team site and it is just gorgeous. The poinsettia is so beautiful.

Maxcine said...

Ohhhh wow, it's fantastic. X

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my, Loll! This is STUNNING!!! Your design is absolutely gorgeous, and I love how you shaped the poinsettia and how perfectly it pairs with the Madera corner die cut! So much beautiful texture on this card, too!
Thanks for the reminder to die cut twice...it really makes such a difference!

LeAnne said...

This is just stunning....but I always wonder how you manage to stick down those skinny little diecuts, or pop them up? It must be magic.

Wendy said...

WOW! This is so beautiful, Loll! Love that poinsettia! :)

Kathleen said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Kath x

Karen B said...

This is gorgeous Loll. It's SO effective, especially with the small brown sentiment......perfect!

Karen x

Dottie Seubert said...

stunning card beautiful and so clean looking love the color choice this week I love the dies you used...
happy thanksgiving

MaryH said...

Oh MY! Love this stunner. The W/C paper created such a textured background and these dies are simply lovely the way you have used them. You're a genius! TFS & Hugs

Jean Straw said...

This card is so beautiful, I love the crisp look of your die cutting.
Jean x

Karen D said...

I see the word stunning used in so many of the comments above Loll....and for good reason!! :-)
Your card just takes my breath away. The way you have 'curled' the petals on the poinsettia and the gorgeous flower centre, all perfect.

Susan said...

So beautiful, Loll! Love the use of the Madera die with the poinsettia!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Absolutely Stunning card!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous. Love the poinsettia and the Madera corner die.

Patricia said...

Such a pretty Poinsettia! Love how it fills the corner of the card and spreads to the center.

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's like a frosted Christmas wedding cake, Lolly! Stunning in every way!! If I don't get back to you by Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family!! Hugs, Dolly

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

A complete stunner Loll. So beautiful.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card Loll, love your ideas.

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning Loll! I love the centre of the flower and the texture in the paper.

Anonymous said...

Just amazing. Clean and simple and extraordinary Loll!

Cathy said...

Stunning card Loll, I usually chop this corner die up as greenery but it looks gorgeous with the flower. I'll have to add the blooming poinsettia to my wishlist!) Cathy x

Donna Przybylowski said...

stunning my friend absolutely stunning!!
hugs
Donna

Karren said...

Just gorgeous, Loll! Your diecuts and placement are fantastic and I really admire your photography skills as you've captured the white on white look perfectly!

Lesley Croghan said...

So beautiful...love the texture on the paper...

Mau xx said...

Absolutely Stunning!!! The tiny sentiment is just perfect.
Hugs Mau xx

Becky said...

WOW! This one is the show stopper! Love every inch of it.

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning, Loll ... a gorgeous white on white confection! Anita :)

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is stunning, Loll. Pure Elegance

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous, Loll. The watercolor paper adds texture and dimension. The corner die is beautiful. All round - stunning!
Hugs
Jaydee

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this delightful card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

Margaret Moody said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Loll! Love your beautiful creations!