Saturday 2 April 2016

White Space But Not White

Hi there

We've got a great new challenge for you this week over at Less is More.  As it's the beginning of a new month we're back with our regular Colour challenge and our theme for you this week is...

White Space But Not White

We have another great LIMette as our Guest Designer this week, the lovely Liz of Crafty Sunflower.  If you have the time I'm sure she would love a visit from you.

I only have one sample card for you this week.  It's been one of those hectic weeks where my evenings have been full of things to do and not enough hours to do them in!

Here's my card, I chose kraft as my 'white' space.  My daylight lamp made this one look a little washed out, the colours are a little richer and warmer in real life.

I decided to do a little shadow stamping here, so the floral images were first stamped in white pigment ink then once dry, overstamped with coloured pigment ink.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and then heat embossed in white.  I adhered the panel flat to my card base and added a few smooth gems to the smallest white flowers.

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Neenah - Desert Storm
  • Stamps: Wplus9 - Happy Wishes; Clearly Besotted - Sunshine and Smiles
  • Ink: Hero Arts - Unicorn; Versa Color - Raspberry, Boysenberry, Green and Evergreen; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entries:

Creative Inspirations - Challenge #248 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #169 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #109 - CAS

My teamies have created some lovely cards this week so please do pop over the the main challenge blog and follow the links to each of them for more inspiration.

Right, I'm currently in the middle of getting myself ready for my brother's wedding, really looking forward to a wonderful day :)

Happy Saturday whatever you're up to.


  1. This is beautiful - a lovely idea instead of CAS with white. Have a lovely day at your brother's wedding and hope it all goes smoothly.mxx

  2. Super shadow stamping Anita. I actually thought at first glance that it had been embossed and the raised areas coloured - that's a great trick of the eye. I can imagine how rich those colours look in real life. Such a wonderful design too.
    Sharon xx

  3. Beautiful card, I love the shadow stamping - so effective. Another technique for me to try! xx

  4. Beautiful card! I actually thought the flower was dry embossed at first, so your shadow stamping definitely worked! It really looks raised up. I love the sentiment too :)

  5. Love the colouring on this card

  6. I hope the wedding went well and you all had a wonderful day! Your card is as spectacular as ever with immaculate stamping in a wonderful design. LIM is so lucky to have you on the DT!
    Chrissie xx

  7. Just loving your fab design Anita !

  8. Just wonderful stamping! Great inspiration!

  9. What! Only one? What's your excuse teamie!!!! You know I just love this one and am green with envy that you bagged that WPlus9 set! Hope it's on the loan list!!!! Striking, vibrant, fun and super classy as ever. Have a great week. x

  10. What a gorgeous card! Love the overlay of color over the white on your flowers!

  11. Really lovely design, love all the colours,
    Sarita x

  12. Great card, love the stamping technique you've used. Karen x

  13. The pop of colour on kraft looks amazing - love the offset stamping!

  14. Gorgeous card! Such a wonderful design! SO pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  15. Fab dimension here with your stamping Anita, made me look twice! I do love kraft cards, this is no exception :)

  16. Love this pretty card Anita. I usually heat emboss and colour on Kraft, s will have to give shadow stamping a try - it works beautifully with these solid floral images.

  17. Beautiful card and great technique the colours are so delicate and work beautifully with the Kraft.


  18. so pretty, love the shadow stamping, looks so effective. :-)

  19. A fabulous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx


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