White on white. Okay, so you'd think it would be a slam dunk, right, cause you don't have to pick an image, pick the papers, the embellishments and then color it all to match. WRONG. I wasted so much paper that I had to empty my trash can after this ONE project. You think I'm kidding...ask my husband Tim and my beagles. Do you know that they all went to bed without me for over a week?! I had to climb in, and work my way around the beagles and a cat who decided: Mom's not sleeping here, and it sure is a nice soft spot and smells just like her! So, here is my work of art. I can't be the only cardmaker who has struggled with WoW, so please leave me a little note below since misery loves company.
The background of the trees is an embossing folder and I didn't keep the package so I don't know by whom. The branch (that I just cut multiple times and stacked) is by Cheery Lynn. The ornament is a die by Memory Box. I made my two hatpins (which I LOVE making and using now) and the bow is double faced satin with a snowflake button glued on top (I can't live without ribbon). I used white paint and added the little dots that represent snowflakes. THAT'S IT GALS AND GUYS...nothing to it, right? Well, let me tell you...this is a one-of-a-kind card and I'm not planning on gifting this to anyone. As a matter of fact, I just might frame it.
This card is my DT card for the challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.
The gals on the team have made awesome cards for this challenge which is entitled White on White. There's a twist to our challenge, though, and that is: YOU ARE PERMITTED TO USE A COLORED IMAGE PROVIDED THE REST OF THE CARD IS ALL WHITE. Now, feel free to do a totally WoW card if you wish, but if you prefer some color on your card, you can use a colored image.
Our sponsor this month is Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.
Yes, you read correctly...we're the sponsor this month and a goody package picture will be posted on the blogsite. I'm really looking forward to getting more ideas from you all, so please enter the challenge!
Thanks for looking at this valuable card and feel free to leave a note about your experiences with WoW cards.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge, Totally Papercrafts, Delicious Doodles, Craft-Dee Bowz, Craft a Scene, Dream Valley, Glitter n Sparkle, Inspired by Stamping, Challenges 4 Everybody, Make it Monday, Addicted to Stamps, Simply Create Too, Crafting From the Heart, Lexi's Creations, Love to Create, Paper Playtime, The Paper Nest Dolls, Crazy Challenge, Songbird Challenge
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I know just what you mean Gail, I struggle with CAS cards in the same way, something that seems easy to others gets us every time mind you you wouldn't know to look at your card it turned out beautifully, definitely worth all the effort, very prettyReplyDelete
Hugs julie P
Your card is gorgeous - definitely worth all the effort :) I love the beautiful dies, the snowy scene and your gorgeous hat pins. I often get stuck on projects - sometimes they work and sometimes nothing seems to. It is not uncommon for me to stay up till the wee hours working on a card and my cat always keeps my spot warm too. Hugs, DawnReplyDelete
how totally noble and elegant!ReplyDelete
hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)
White always give your card a chic effect, i love itReplyDelete
Hiya, Your card is lovely I love the white on white such a elegant card just stunning.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for taking part in our first challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I hope to see you next time. hugs Sharon xox
Well, I think its a great card.... it looks really elegant! Love the bauble hanging from the branches :)Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle... Vic, DT. xReplyDelete
A Stunning CAS card. Thank you for joining us at the Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DTReplyDelete
I love CAS and I think your card would be a beautiful Christmas gift! Thanks for joining our "Snowy winter" challenge at The Crazy Challenge. SophieReplyDelete
Gorgeous White on White, thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.ReplyDelete
This is really gorgeous, totally worth all the effort you put into it! Thanks for joining us at IBS :)ReplyDelete
Stunning ribbon treatment - gorgeous white card~Thanks for joining in with IBS!ReplyDelete
Oh my this is stunning and well worth all the work you put in ... I confess I struggle very much with W-O-W ... but you nailed it! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for joining Delicious Doodles for our No DP challenge and Good Luck!
Hi Gail - your card is a dream in white - LOVE it! Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too! Happy Thanksgiving to you! Cornelia - DTReplyDelete
Stunning cardl Gail. I know what you mean about WOW but this really was worth all your effort xxReplyDelete
Well, it was worth all that effort, because your WOW card is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your hatpins are just gorgeous.
Beautiful card love the embossing and the elegant feel to it. Thankyou for joining our first challenge at Crafting From the Heart challenge blog and hope to see more of your work.ReplyDelete
Fiona (DT Co-owner)
This is so elegant - I really like how you put all these elements together. A beautiful white-on-white card. And your hat pins are just darling! I'm so glad you joined us for our "Show Us Some Snow" challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Good luck in the draw!ReplyDelete
KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT
Very very chic white card. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.ReplyDelete
Oh I do struggle with WoW! You've done such a beautiful job of it though, it's a gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa xReplyDelete
I love the white on white of this card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft a Scene this month.ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning very elegant and expensive looking I love white on white,but agree not as easy as it sounds,I love the embossing and dies and gorgeous bow and pins definitely woth the struggle and well worth framing -thanks for joining us in our first brand new challenge at Crafting from the HeartReplyDelete
Carol DT x
WOOOOOW that's gorgeous! I have sooooo much trouble with WoW that I totally understand but you have really mastered the look.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky
I think this is just gorgeous! I LOVE white on white. Truly classic and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Inspired by Stamping. Hugs, JoannaReplyDelete
lovely card, beautiful done for white on white.ReplyDelete
thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.
Really gorgeous white on white design! Such a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps Challenges! Hope you will join in our next challenge as well! Hugs - *Vicki* - ATS DTReplyDelete
A great Christmas card, very elegant - thanks so much for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xxReplyDelete
This is so pretty! I love the white on white and this card is a lovely example of design!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card, love the white on white and the fabulous die cuts you used! Wonderful embossing on this elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Christmas' challenge!ReplyDelete
Stunning winter card!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
Beauiful! Love the stick pins, too! Thank you for playing with us at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge! **Cheryl** Glitter N Sparkle DTReplyDelete
Hi Gail, your card is stunning. Love embossing and all details. So beautiful! Thank you for joining our Bows Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.ReplyDelete
Jasmina DT PND
Hi, Gail: Your card is beautiful! Glad you participated in our "Snow [or Use only White]" Challenge.ReplyDelete
The Simply Create Too Design Team will be taking the remainder of December to spend time with our families. Please join us again on 3 January 2014 for our next challenge and Birthday Bash. We'll have lots of crafting fun!
Merry Christmas & Happy 2014,
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
LOL...I loved reading your post...too CUTE! Well, all your efforts were certainly worth it because of the end result with this grand beauty all in white! And, I do believe it should be framed for it is absolutely gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card! Love how you combined the different elements for your WoW creation!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your favorite embellishments with us this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner
I certainly think your paper pushing paid off. What a lovely WoW scene! Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!ReplyDelete
Of course your card is Fabulous, my dear -- otherwise, you wouldn't even showcase it, since I know how much you pride yourself on having a stupendous card each and every time !! This turned out very well, and I think the beautifully decorated hatpins and satin bow are the perfect added touch to your masterpiece. It's no wonder you want to hang onto it for a while and admire your time and talent that went into it.ReplyDelete
Just beautiful!Thank you for sharing with us over at Love to Create Challenges this week.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card! I love the white on white look!ReplyDelete
Natasha - DT Songbird Challenge
Lol, you're too funny :) Your card is gorgeous, I would frame it, period. Love the textures! Thank you for joining us at CCCB. HugsReplyDelete
Wow from me too - wonderful! Thanks for joining us at TIOT! ValerieReplyDelete
WOW, love your white on white Gail. Judy xReplyDelete
Fabulous!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!ReplyDelete
Great card, Thanks for joining the fun at Challenges 4 Everybody.xxReplyDelete
What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime. Hope to see you again soon :)ReplyDelete
Purple Monkey Moments
Hi Lacey this is stunning, I always admire all white on white creations they look so classy this one is no exception it is beautiful.ReplyDelete