Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--White on White

Sharon presented us with a new challenge this week:

"Today the Stamp Simply Designers were challenged to create a White on White project -- LOVE that look! But they were given some options -- their projects could be Ivory on Ivory or ANY super pastel shade as long as they kept the scheme monochromatic and light within the shade they chose. Personally, I can't WAIT to see what they came up with!!!"

As you know, I love a monochromatic look, so not as much of a challenge for me (wait until next week...hehe...it's a REAL challenge...shhh...).








As you can see, it's a little sign that I can hang from my china cabinet in my dining room. It was a bit difficult to get a good picture, so please bear with me.

I began with a piece of cardboard, similar to a spiral notebook backing. K and Company "Visions of Christmas" 12 X 12" pad worked perfectly for this project...the pad is mostly filled with wonderful, double-sided, traditional Christmas colored sheets, but I found one gorgeous creamy print with the word "Noel" running along the lower portion.

I layered my single sheet of creamy dp over the cardboard, making sure that my "sentiment" was correctly placed. I used a Copic marker to darken the sentiment a bit; then added chunky glitter to the sentiment and edges of the sign.

Then May Art's 5/8" lace, threaded through with May Art's Silk, was placed over a border of May Art's Pleated Satin Ribbon.

I picked up the idea for this "rosette" from a pin on Pinterest. I took strips of 5/8" x 8.5" cream cardstock, cut them in half to make them 4.25" long, glued the tips together to make single teardrop shapes, then glued the teardrops together to make the "rosette." I used a hot glue gun for quick gluing.

To finish the rosette, I added chunky glitter, and two layers snowflakes (Spellbinders Snowflake One, no longer available, but other Spellbinders Snowflake dies are HERE) and a vintage mother of pearl button to finish. Fun!

I really love how it turned out, and wish that I could have done it justice with a better picture. Anyhow... I have a quick and easy CAS white on white to show you as well...


Just one of those "husband needs a thank you card NOW please" designs...just a bit of CuttleBug embossing on shimmery cardstock, Spellbinder Petite Oval die layers (check with Sharon for availability), dimensional tape, and a JustRite "Thank You" sentiment from "Fancy Frames" (on sale!). Quick and easy!

All highlighted and linked products are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.



This is a Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, November 15 and will be posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday, so please check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner! Good luck!

Here's the list of ladies ready to inspire you with their white on white:

Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Barb Schram
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Holly McMillen
Michelle Woerner


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you were inspired!

78 comments:

Judi said...

WOW! These are STUNNING! Love your hanging ornament, although it would obviously work just as well for a card, and the white on white 'Thankyou' is just perfect.

Judi x

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my goodness -- I am in awe, staring at this monitor drooling - -seriously! This is drop dead gorgeous!!!!!

Laraine R said...

stunning ornament & lovely card!!

Marianne said...

Love the "sparkle" on the neutral colors. Beautiful card,too.

SuZeQ said...

Oh my - I just love that hanging piece. The mono white is just simply stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

Peggy said...

Beautiful sign. Love the sparkle. The card is also great. I love embossed backgrounds.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Sue D said...

Beautiful Noel sign and thank you card. Love all the chunky glitter on the sign.

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous. I was just tasked with the "opportunity" of decorating our law office window for a contest. I think something along this line would be beautiful for the door! Thanks for the amazing idea (and just in time!) - Mary R.

Caryn S said...

I love this! I've been hesitant to use chunky glitter because I'm afraid it will overwhelm the object but it looks amazing on this project. Love the paper too, I've seen several projects using this pack and I'm really getting to the point where I will have to have it!

Patti Willey said...

White on white beautiful! Love this Noel sign, Beautiful quilled ornament!

BARB SCHRAM said...

Both creations are beautiful, Deb! You are a master of the monochromatic look! Hope you are doing well and have a great weekend!

Carla S. said...

Wow! What a gorgeous project, Deb! I love all the sparkle! Your CAS thank you card is great, too! Just perfect for a more formal card!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow love everything about this especially the rosette. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made it .
Marilyn

Barbara in SC said...

Beautiful project! And the simple card is stunning. I love that clean, elegant look.
Barbara in South Carolina

Mara said...

I absolutely LOVE the ornament - it's so sparkly and gorgeous! The card is beautiful too - and quick and easy - I'll have to keep it in mind.

Queen Mary said...

I too love white on white and your projects show the gamut of the look! Beautiful stuff, love the thank you note, I can feel a CASE coming on!

Darlene G said...

Just gorgeous. I love white on white. Your design is absolutely beautiful.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love both your projects. They are both fantastic! Love them.

Playing with Paper said...

Wow white on white gorgeous card!!!Love the ornament and the sparkle!!!!!

MaryBeth said...

I am really "WOWED" by this exquisitely beautiful ornament. It seems simple enough to do and give for presents and decorate your house with or in a smaller scale for a card. So many great ideas!!!!

Rosemary said...

goodness.... your project is absolutely stunning!! love it!

Lynn said...

Beautiful! I've now got to try the rosette...how pretty with the sparkle. I like the classic look of your "simple" card.

creativearts said...

Wow! The first project is so beautiful! I'm glad you told us how to make the rosette. And your second card is gorgeous! I love white on white! Thank you for the chance to win all of this gorgeous "scrap" ribbon!!

Lyn said...

Deb, your hanging ornament is absolutely breathtaking. Love the color, rosette, chunky glitter...everything. Also the white thank you is very simply beautiful...Thanks for several great ideas!!

The Wife said...

How gorgeous and so very pretty.

jean w. said...

What a beautiful sign for the Christmas season! Your card is awesome too! Just love the embossing and the white on white is stunning!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

This is GORGEOUS. I love that snowflake. That ribbon and glitter is just perfect.

Bev J. said...

Your sign and rosette are gorgeous; also like the white on white card-all so pretty!!

Wanda Cullen said...

This has my jaw on the floor! Absolutely stunning with all the added sparkle and that rosette is to die for!! I really love your CAS thank you card...an easy design for last minute creating! BTW...I LOVE Pinterest for ideas!

Denise said...

Lovely! I think white on white is so elegant!
DeniseB

Kelly Sas said...

I am getting such wonderful inspiration from this Saturday's DT offerings and especially yours!

Charlette Finley said...

What a wonderful Christmas hanging! I just love white on white and the chunky glitter is just perfect. Your card is clean and simple which is sometimes all you need. Love the paper I hope I can find it. TFS

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Deb! Wow!! Both your project and card is just stunning! I love the sparkle on your Noel sign. It is breathtaking. And your thank you card is perfect. Love the cas design and the white on white. So simple yet so striking! Thanks...now I need to get to the Stamp Simply Store right away!

Kelly Massman said...

GORGEOUS -- as usual!!!!!!!!!

Diana N. said...

My, oh my! What gorgeous pieces! The Noel sign is simply stunning! You make it sound so simple to make and with you excellent directions, I think I could. The card is elegance simply stated.

Anita said...

Stunning sign! Glad to hear that someone else's hubby has need a card now ideas too.

Carol E said...

What a beautiful card, thank you for sharing it.

Serena said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the rosette! Gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

Your Noel sign is gorgeous! I love the combination of ribbons you used together! And I love your beautiful CAS thank you card!

Tanya said...

beautiful CAS card, and I love your sign, just gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Two gorgeous creations!! Love the "snowflake" you created from Pinterest (I have that one pinned myself). Looks fabulous on the card. The white on white card is gorgeous with that embossing. I love white on white cards and this one is a beauty.

GAZ said...

I love your ornament and card. Thanks for all you share. GlendaJ

Angela T said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

oh my goodness..those were my exact words when I saw your ornament. It's gorgeous!!!

Lynda said...

How elegant! Beautiful sparkle and make all the difference on a monochromatic card!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the instructions for the great hanger decoration! It's beautiful and the "rosette" portion will work great on packages this year! Great CAS TY card as well. Thanks for sharing them.
Gail S.

kathy s said...

what a pretty sign- so elegant love the rosette and snowflakes- great card too-thanks for sharing

Elizabeth said...

Wow both projects are breath taking! I just love the simplicity of the thank you card. http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Both pieces are just stunning...

Bernice P

Juanita B said...

Your work is beautiful! I LOVE both cards equally. The sparkle and bling are perfect.Thank you for sharing the directions for making the flower. Awesome, awesome!

Sheri said...

Elegant! I love this

Linda Carson said...

Awe inspiring Christmas hanging! What a lovely keepsake for years to come!

Bobbi Miller said...

Bad picture? Are you kidding?? This is stunning! And the picture is awesome! WOW! The Thank you card is also wonderful. Beautiful, beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it!

tina said...

Beautiful, beautiful work! Your sign makes me feel like I am in an enchanted, holiday wonderland. Your card is so clean and pretty.

Tina

nana_4x said...

Absolutely gorgeous...I love the simplicity of the card; so elegant!

Debbie W. said...

Absolutely love your projects! TFS

Donna said...

What an absolutely sparkly and beautiful sign, so eye catching, sure to brighten any room. Love it.
Such wonderfu ideas, and just love the CAS card! Anoter beauty.
Thanks much for sharing
Donna

Marthamh2 said...

Just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Brenda said...

All of your work is beautiful and i enjoy looking at it.

Judy I said...

Your ornament is awesome. I also love the simple elgance of the white on white thank you card.

Judy Rozema said...

Absolutely AMAZING! I am just in awe!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is fabulous! Love the added glitter~

Pippin said...

Lovely! You make the most beautiful things.

Kathie said...

This is over the top beautiful. YOU are so so creative!!

Becky said...

wow is right.. This is gorgeous. and loving all that fabulous lace.

Lynne said...

Deb - What a lovely little sign you made - love all of the glitter and ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Deb, this picture is fabulous...the card is absolutely phenomenal! I can't believe...well, I can actually, that you made that gorgeous rosette! It is amazingly beautiful. I would say I'd like to CASE it...but I know I wouldn't come close! I love the big, chunky glitter and the pearl. I knew when you said monochromatic card---that it would be easy as pie for you! The paper and the lace are so pretty, also.

The other card is lovely also...but let's be honest...no comparison! That NOEL card would make a wonderful gift, Deb. It is so beautiful! And, yes, I do see the beauty in the second card, also.

Hope all is well. Are you celebrating Thanksgiving American style this year?

Thanks so much for sharing these cards, Deb! Gorgeous!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

We are giving away a set of cards each week at the He IS Able blog!

Yvonne said...

Love the snowflake!

Becki B said...

Love the white on white TY!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous rosette. Love all the sparkle. White on white or cream on cream make dreamy cards.

Betty said...

Oh my! I'd love to be able to make one of this, but looks intimidating. Just absolutely beautiful!

Barb said...

Oh you are so talented Sharon.... such a gorgeous "Noel" sign. I just love it...looks absolutely beautiful.
Hugs from Australia

Sharon said...

Your hanging piece is divine! Love the rosette you created.
Sharon
aka celticrafter

Faye said...

Beautiful & great ideas!

Betty Neville said...

You sign is absolutely gorgeous - love it! Beautifully elegant CAS card too!

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Deb, You definitely make "WOW" cards! Thank you for sharing. They are very beautiful!

Sugar / Jacqueline said...

Fabulous....creativity beyond words. This is again,a fabulous hanging ornament !
Thanks For Sharing!