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Monday, December 6, 2010

Paperwhites - MMSC82

I thought I'd never get this card finished. I kept changing it because there was always something I didn't like about it. I have to tell you though that it looks so much better in person. It's night time and I had to scan it rather then take a picture of it.

I made this card for Two of the Flourishes Challenges. The first is the Timeless Tuesday Challenge to make a Christmas card with a flower other than a Poinsettia.  However, I must have missed the deadline for my submission to this one. But, I used the Flourishes Paperwhites Stamp set.  Their second challenge was The Winter White Challenge.
It's hard to tell from the photo but the image was stamped with Detail Gold Embossing Powder as was  some of the paper panel edges. The Ribbon is gold and the matting behind the image is gold.

The card was inspired also by a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #82 I usually go with the fancy sketch but this time it just didn't work with my stamped image.

The Hand Stitching around the card was done with Gold Metalic Embroidery Floss. This was one of the thing that was giving me a problem. It is very hard to work with. 

12 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

All those lovely touches of gold are so pretty!

Stampvanwinkle said...

So elegant and all the texture is wonderful.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Nacy - this is lovely! I love the elegance of the white and the touches of gold! What a great take on the sketch!! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this sketch - we appreciate your support and love to see what you have been creating! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Heide said...

Very pretty card, Love all the texture and the touch of gold.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous! Love all of the details you created with this card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

SO pretty! The stitching around the border is so creative. Wonderful card.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a pretty floral Christmas card. All of your details are fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us this week at midnight madness!
Denise
midnight madness DT

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Nancy!
This is beautiful! Love the clean white and then just a little hint of color! Looks fab! This is just gorgeous!

Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge. We really appriciate your support and hope to see you again next week.

Mvh
Gunn
Midnight Madness Design Team

Makalah said...

Love this! This one really drew me in from all the preview icons. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, love what you did with this image! All the texture is fabulous!

Carol said...

Nancy this is exceptional. I just love all your fabulous embossing and this wonderful image. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Nancy, your card is just divine in the classy white and gold! Lovely floral image, embossing and stitching. Great job with the sketch.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT