Thursday, April 8, 2010

Best Wishes

This week's The Shabby Tea Room challenge is "Embrace the White"---"create a card or project using mainly white or cream and one other subtle color." Here is the inspiration photo.

Although I don't decorate in this style (picture black cat fur on that white sofa), I've always loved the idea of decorating in shades of cream and white. What a calm atmosphere those rooms project!
It is important when decorating this way to use different shades and textures to give the room warmth, so  I applied this principle to my card.

I used a white card base with layer of cream cs I ran through the Cuttlebug with PTI's Picninc impression plate. The white doily was stamped with a vintage script in Tea Dye ink, and the edges inked. I also added a couple of butterflies in Spring Moss. The sentiment from Crafty Secrets Card Sentiments was cut with a ribbon label die . I would have loved to have used some of the trendy crinkled seam binding ribbon or some  wide satin ribbon for more elegance, but since I had neither, I decided to add a more rustic element with cream twill.  I used the Peony Spellbinders die  and Dawn McVey's video for the flower. After putting the flower together, I added a little glue and glitter to the edges.
I like the mixing of different elements--yep, I'm the one wearing strings of pearls  and multiple lockets with her t-shirt and  jeans!

Stamps:Card Sentiments(Crafty Secrets);Notary, Garden Gate(Prima)
Ink: Tea Dye Distressed Ink(Ranger), Spring Moss(PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream(PTI), white(Georgia Pacific)
Other: Peony Nestabilities, Ribbon Labels(Spellbinders);Picnic Impression plate(PTI);twill ribbon(Wrights); glitter(Martha Stewart)


  1. Simply beautiful ... I especially {heart} that handmade paper flower! Great job! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week. I hope to see you again next Monday to give the new challenge a try :)

  2. So elegant and pretty! Love that flower. I'm going to have to go check out the video.
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

  3. This card is so beautiful and elegant. I love the softness of it. The green butterflies on the center of the doily are just the right amount of color too.

  4. Cammie, this is just gorgeous! Love how you stamped the doily and used just a touch of green. Your flower is beautiful and the sentiment font adds just the right touch.

  5. Very pretty. Loving that flower too!

  6. My cat would blend in nicely with that sofa!! :-)
    Your card is absolutely beautiful!

  7. So pretty! Great take on the challenge.

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