Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

Hello!

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas! I have had a fabulous week of family celebrations!

It's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop time again!  This time the theme is White & White. Oh dear! White on White (WOW) cards are a nemesis of mine. I can't say that practice has made perfect yet... it looks so simple, and beautiful, and how I struggle to get my own versions to look simple and beautiful, too!

This is my effort.
I used PTI Pretty Peonies stamps and dies. The grey is Memento Grey Flannel. Card base is PTI Basic White.  

My white butterfly looked naked without something stamped on its wings. So now it isn't as white as it once was, LOL! The butterfly is actually four die-cuts layered on top of each other to create depth.

This is the inspiration board.
So much inspiration there. So many ideas to use. I am going to be dreaming ideas all night tonight as a result. Perhaps I'll wake up in the morning with a second card to create. :-)

Right now I'm off to sleep. I'll link up in the morning when the Blog Hop is well and truly underway. ;-)

Thanks for coming by to visit. I look forward to coming by to look at everyone else's contributions to the hop this time... and perhaps pick up a few ideas on how to do these WOW cards! :-)

Michelle
xxx

24 comments:

carefree creations said...

Beautiful, Michelle!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michelle, that butterfly is so gorgeous and your bow is absolutely perfect!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Michelle...I love the touch of gray. It is perfect!

Joyce said...

Your card is just beautiful. And, yes, you know how to do WOW very well.

landerson213 said...

This is a WOW card!!! That bow is perfect! I need someone to teach me how to tie bows...mine always come out wonky, LOL! Awesome card!!!

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Wida said...

PTI blog hops are great for inspiration and wow cards, yours included! love the touch of gray!

Luanne said...

Just lovely!

Kara said...

gorgeous Michelle! love the stamping on the butterfly!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful and that bow is just stunning. Fabulous card.

Sue Lelli said...

Pretty butterfly and perfect bow!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I also struggle with WOW cards -- go figure right? I adore the bow tying on this card though -- very stunning!

bjmartin said...

This is beautiful - the touch of gray on the wings adds just the right touch!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!!

Peggysue Turner said...

Such a nice, crisp bow!

Marybeth said...

Such a beautiful elegant card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your WOW card is gorgeous, Michelle! You are too hard on yourself. That bow is yummo! Dang, it looks machine-made, it's so perfect!!

craftmates said...

Beautiful card- Irma

Jacquie Southas said...

beautifully balanced CAS WOW card!

Tonya Jastad said...

Lovely card! Great bow!

Kristen :-) said...

Beautiful. I love the added detail for the butterfly.

Leigh said...

Very pretty!

Tasnim said...

Beautiful card! Both the butterfly and the bow look awesome!

Marlena M. said...

Michelle, this is a WORK OF ART. I love it~

Kelly Griglione said...

Is that a feather stamp on your butterfly? Whatever it is, it looks great. Such an elegant card!