Sunday, February 17, 2013

OWH President's Day Virtual Card Making Party

Welcome to Operation Write Homes (OWH) President's Day Virtual Card Making Party (VCMP)!   If you like challenges and like to create this is the party for you.  The challenges have really been fun.  My challenge is the Ninth Challenge -- your are just about to the finish line -- keep up the great work!

My theme for today is All White/Cream with 3 Layers.


The challenge:   Create a card using white and/or cream card stock with the exception of the sentiment.  The sentiment (if you choose to have one) may be any color.  Also there should be layers -- at least three (3) layers of something, i.e. any combo of card stock, lace, ribbon, fabric, or some sort of fiber for texture and interest.  Any embellishment must be white or cream.

I made four samples - have fun and go create.  I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.    If you get lost, here is the start of the party - OWH VCMP.


List of supplies:  SU Card stock - Whisper White,  Stamps: Serene Silhouettes (heat emobossed, Vintage Verses in Baja Breeze Bird Builder Punch, Oval Framelits,  EF - SU Lacy Brocade, Woodgrain, by Sizzix - Damask
Accessories: Feather, venice lace, seam binding, SU Pearls


SU - Vellum and Card stock - all Very Vanilla,  Framelit Dress Up, the EF used - Square Lattice, Perfect Polka Dots and Chevron.  (On the dress form I put glue on very vanilla card stock - and placed wrinkled up tissue paper - let it dry overnight then cut out the dress form with the framlit).  The sentiment is from Cardmaking magazine (I heat embossed with clear over brown ink)  Accessories:  Cream tulle, SU pearls

I used both SU Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock and vellum.  Embossing Folders (EF) used were Perfect polka Dots and Lacy Brocade.  The heart was make from Heart Framlits and outlining with SU pearls.  The sentiment - SU Short & Sweet with Gold heat embossing. Other accessories - Offray small trend flowers.

This is my attempt to make a masculine all white card:  I used SU Very Vanilla card stock and vellum.  I heat embossed  the image from Open Sea on vellum.  I used SU Framlit Window Frames. The EF - SU Square Lattice and SU Woodgrain.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of California North Coast Sea Glass using Versa Mark ink and the sentiment is from SU Fabulous Phrases.  Accessories:  torn piece of cardboard painted with antique white acrylic paint, cheese cloth and string.
This is a close up of the stamped Sea Glass.


Blog Candy Alert:   Two will be random drawings.   One for taking the challenge and one for leaving a comment here on my blog.  The random drawing for the comment will be Tuesday, February 19th and  the random drawing for the posting your challenge card will be February 26th.   U. S. only please.

Small trend flowers in cream and white - venice lace and CA Sea Glass


Food for Thought:

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
        ~Abraham Lincoln~

(This quote reminds me of all of us sharpening our skills doing the sketches and preparing to make our wonderful creative cards)

Thanks for stopping and playing along with all of us today.

Blessings,

Sharon







37 comments:

Paula S. said...

There is so much great detail in each one of these. I don't typically think of white or cream when I think Masculine but you really made it work. Thanks for hosting and giving us all something to challenge our creativity this weekend!

Rosa said...

Oh so pretty I love this challenge.

madamewong said...

Oooh, this is another one that's gonna require brain power. All your cards are incredibly elegant.

Erika said...

This is definitely a challenge and something I've never done! Now...time to get on it! Thanks for being a hostess.

Shari B said...

I love this look but don't think I've attempted it before....this will be a fun challenge! Your cards are so pretty, and I especially like the one with the dress form...that tulle is the perfect accent, and the sentiment is PERFECT! Thanks for hosting this challenge and for the inspirational quote!

C. M. Taylor said...

You have outdone yourself!
What a challenge. I have thought about this idea since we talked and I still haven't done a card! I think madamewong is right. . . it is going to require some brain power!
Thanks for the challenge

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the quote from Lincoln - words to create by!!!!

StampTramps said...

Good challenge! Very different!

Penny Ward said...

I love all white cards...so classy looking!!! Thanks for the challenge!

sf_crafter said...

Wonderful cards. I love all the different textures on them.
Thanks very much for hosting this
challenge. It's going to be fun.

Vicky Scheiber said...

The all white makes the cards so elegant. Love the emobossing in white. Lots of great texture. I love all these examples, thank you for sharing and creating this challenge.

Donna said...

Amazing cards! The detail is awesome. Love the layers!

sherry varga said...

Wow, I would never thought of white with white. Your cards are so elegant and now I am going to go play with white!!!

Kathy S said...

Oh wow - don't know that I've ever done this - definitely a challenge.

AllisonG said...

Sharon, thanks for hosting a VCMP challenge! All of your creations are stunning.

Jen said...

Gorgeous cards!! The third one is my favorite. :)

Lee Mae said...

Sharon, your cards are gorgeous! I thoroughly enjoyed examining each one of them to take in all of the little details. I like to use a lot of white on my cards, but I've never done a completely white one before, and I really enjoyed making my card. Thanks for thinking up such a fun challenge and hosting it on your blog!

Sandi said...

I love the detail on these cards! What a great challenge to make some gorgeous cards!

heather said...

STUNNING samples, wow ! The challenge is a gorgeous one, thank you for hostessing =)

Lucy said...

I'm away from my craft area this weekend, but am checking in on the VCMP participants and getting such good ideas. Your cards are so elegant! I recently saw a card that was all black and very intriguing. I love layers and textures, so you've hit quite a few of my buttons with these!

Linda said...

What a challenge...a tough one for sure...love all the deatils on you cards! Thanks for hosting!

TR said...

Your cards are so pretty! White on white always makes for such lovely cards. Thanks for the challenge.

Misty said...

These are great! Been thinking overnight, and think I have an idea.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Sybrina K said...

What beautiful sample cards and a fabulous challenge! I never would've thought of all white/cream cards.

Thanks so much for hosting!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and challenge. I like how you stamped on sea glass.
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postalorphan said...

Your cards are just stunning! I love seeing how all white cards can be so gorgeous!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful challenge, and your white on white cards are all so incredibly inspiring and beautiful! NJ on each one!

Margaret said...

I have made a card for this challenge, but for some reason inlinkz is not allowing me to post it.

Margaret said...

I finally got it to work. thanks for posting this challenge. It was fun.

Sybrina K said...

Sharon,

Thank you very much for all the kind words you left on my blog. That was so sweet of you.

Of all the challenges this weekend, the disappearing act challenge and your white/cream challenge were my two favorites. Each of these inspired me to try two new ideas that I KNOW I will be using in cards to come. :)

Thanks again for hosting!

Lynn said...

This is a wonderful challenge! I don't think I have ever made an all white/cream card before. Your cards are quite stunning! Thank you for hosting a VCMP challenge.

Susan said...

thanks for the great challenge! I thought the all white thing was going to stump me, but it really made me focus on the textures. I love the card I made! THANKS!

croppinmama said...

Oooo...all of your samples are gorgeous, full of textures and all unique. Love the dress how it's popped out and the feather on the bird. Thanks for sharing and for the blog candy op.

sf_crafter said...

Thanks very much for hosting the challenge. I had a lot of fun making a card for it. However, I seem to be having trouble posting it. The card can be seen on my Flickr site.

Rosa said...

This was the first time I joined OWH challenges it took me some tie but I loved it.Thanks for hosting.
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Michele from MS said...

Wow who knew white white and white could be so beautiful! I love all the different textures and elements that bring these cards together. So very pretty!

Deanna M said...

Thank you for hosting this challenge I really had a lot of fun. I see that mine came out looking purple but i promise that its all white. I was able to bring my love of quilling to this card and really enjoyed it. Again Thank you