Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Good morning. How is your week going. We have here another day of no school.  I wouldn't be surprised if it was closed again tomorrow with the snow & ice we still have on the roads.  I wish I could use this excuse to stay home but Jordie is off to daycare.

My card I have for you today is for 3 challenges and has a couple of first trys to it- for me.  Charisma Cards Challenge this week is white on white so I thought I would give it a go. This is my first white on white card. I just love the look of an all white card. I have used the sketch from Mojo Monday, which are always great to work with.

I have used a sheet of white parchment paper over my card base that I've had in my stash forever.  In my 1st trial I had embossed the parchment paper but it was just to fine to handle the embossing.
My 2nd new technique is my butterflies. I must say I am quite pleased with the outcome and they were super easy to make.  I found the technique in the lates issue of Paper Crafts Stamp It Cards.  My butterfly stamps are from the Lockhart Stamp Co (love their stamps) and were 1st water marked on a transparency and then embossed with Sea Foam White embossing power.  I then attached my transparencies to a sheet of very pale blue parchment paper (that came with the white I've had for years!) and cut them out.  They give the card just the right amount of pop, I think.

The 3rd challenge I am covering is Cute Card Thursday which this week is Blooming Gorgeous.  Now I know my card only has 1 flower but is it not gorgeous!! I loved these Alabaster flowers from Prima.
Well there you have it and now I am off to work.
Enjoy your day!


Bubbles said...

Fabulous card Janice, those butterflies are so pretty! thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Sonia said...

great card janice!!! it looks very wintry!

I love this sketch.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

It's stunning! LOVE the gorgeous bloom and your pretty butterflies too!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my goodness this white on white and texture is scrumptious!!!!

Allison said...

sooo elegant
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Tasha said...

ABsolutely stunning, such fab detail
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
love tasha xx