White With a Hint of Gold - Gratefulness Card

by Joanne James24. June 2014 13:00

This week the peeps over at CAS(E) This Sketch and Fusion have joined forces on their challenge blogs with a great sketch and inspiration photo:

I took the inspiration for my card from both the photo and the sketch and came up with the following card:

For a largely white card, there's a lot going on here; all-white cards are also incredibly difficult to photograph well, so I hope you can see some of the more subtle elements of design. Firstly, I used a Whisper White card base and ran this through my Big Shot with the Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to give a nice relief pattern that I thought worked well with the butterfly. I created a layered banner using my Banner Framelits, cutting one in Whisper White and another slightly longer one in gold foil to extend beyond the length of it. On the uppermost white banner, I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder - this sentiment is a 'sneak peek' from a new set called 'Something to Say', out next week (not long now!).

I then did something I've never done before: I glittered a butterfly! Now whilst my 9 year old daughter loves anything with glitter, I'm generally not a fan of the stuff. I love Stampin' Up!'s glimmer paper as this is a great no-shed alternative, and I've had 2 pots of glitter sitting in my drawer since before Christmas and until now unopened for fear of the ensuing mess that would be created! As my card came together, I knew that glitter was going to be the only way to go to get the look I was after and create the contrast in texture of all the gold elements. So, I was brave - out came the heat and stick powder and gold glitter, and this sparkly vellum butterfly is the result. And I love it - even though I think I will be brushing gold glitter out of my butterfly punch for some time to come. Lastly, I substituted the stitching in the sketch layout for two rows of sequins to add one last gold element to my card.

I made this card with my Mother-In-Law in mind; she is always there to help me out of a fix and last week was no exception: Rebecca came home from school the week before last with instruction to make a weasel costume for the forthcoming production of 'Wind In the Willows' - to be held this week! Not only did she need a weasel costume, this weasel required a brightly coloured waistcoat and cravat to look the part. Fortunately for me MIL came to the rescue and a few days later had managed to tailor the most amazing waistcoat and cravat I've ever seen just from bits and bobs in her sewing box. Rebecca is destined to be the best dressed weasel around at her production on Thursday (I'll post a picture of her in costume later in the week!); as for me - my Mother-In-Law's goodness does indeed make me very grateful, so Kathy this one is for you!

Back tomorrow with another project and this week's Wednesday Deals; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

* Something To Say Stamp Set - available 1st July

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

Comments (15) -

Dannielle
Dannielle United States
6/24/2014 4:53:17 PM #

gorgeous card!! Love the sequin ribbon and butterfly so much and the embossing was a perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at fusion

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/25/2014 9:25:54 AM #

Thanks Danielle - great sketch and photo inspiration this week! The gold elements really pop against the white don't they?

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Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
6/24/2014 8:56:01 PM #

Thank you for the card and your kind words - I'm really touched by them. It was my pleasure to make the waistcoat for Rebecca. She looks really good in it.

I really love the card - it's definitely my kind of thing. Gold, white and sequins - what more coud I ask for!

Can't wait for your "Launch Day" next Monday Joanne so that everyone can see all the lovely goodies you've made and of course Stampin Up's new catalogue.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/25/2014 9:27:00 AM #

So glad you like it - I thought it was your kind of card and really was the least I could do! Looking forward to Monday too! xx

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donna mikasa
donna mikasaUnited States
6/28/2014 3:26:15 AM #

So pretty! Love the rows of sequins!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/28/2014 2:14:12 PM #

Thanks Donna! I love using sequins like this for a touch of glam and whilst the sketch showed stitching, getting my sewing machine out is a rare occurrence, so this was a great alternative!

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Ann
AnnAustralia
8/7/2014 11:09:02 PM #

Just perfect!  Love the colour combo, and those 'just enough' glittery additions!  Thanks for your kind comment on my LIM entry - I'm visiting here as a result lol!  I'll be back again, I'm sure.  I too love Stampin' Up! and am a very low-key demo in Australia, but love the results I achieve from using their products. Best wishes, Ann

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/8/2014 10:04:12 AM #

Hi Ann - so nice to see you here! It doesn't matter whether you're low key or high flyer, Stampin' Up! has something for everyone. I hope you find lots more inspiration here for your creations. xx

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Mary H.
Mary H.United States
9/12/2014 5:45:58 PM #

Hi Joanne, thanks for your visit and kind comment. Zipped back over to enjoy your beautiful white & gold card. That butterfly is so glorious with the gold glimmer against that embossed white background. That's a gorgeous embossing folder. Love the banner detail as well. I hope you'll visit again when time permits, and hope that I can join in at the Paper Players challenge again. TFS
http://carolinacardsbymaryh.blogspot.com/

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
9/19/2014 7:49:17 PM #

Just love the gold elements on this elegant card Joanne - the butterfly is stunning! Vicky x

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Caroline
Caroline United Kingdom
10/25/2014 4:07:02 PM #

This is really beautiful. So glad you got the glitter out - your butterfly is gorgeous.
Caroline  xxx

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Ellen
EllenGermany
11/9/2014 10:01:52 AM #

Hi Joanne!

You made this card perfect! I love the golden butterfly, it's really great! I thought, I would use my butterflys in the next spring, but now I have a great inspiration!
Thank you!

Greetings from Ellen

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Hazel
HazelUnited Kingdom
12/4/2014 10:20:05 PM #

White and gold, Mmmmm, my favourite!  Beautiful CAS design Joanne!  So classy.  Hazel x

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Viv ( Daizy-Mae)
Viv ( Daizy-Mae)United Kingdom
4/2/2015 8:12:04 PM #

Such a beautiful CAS card Joanne ;) Viv xx

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diane
dianeUnited States
6/5/2015 8:39:04 PM #

Gorgeous colors, embossing and design.

Hugs Diane

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