Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ivory and Lace

This card just kind of put itself together. I love it when that happens!
I've had this piece of scrunched Vanilla Seam binding hanging out in my ribbon dreawer for quite some time.  I saw the CAS challenge on SCS was to do a card with scrunched ribbon and I pulled it out.

That was Monday.

And it sat there.

Then I went to the Less is More blog first thing this morning. This week their challenge  is colour.  Chrissie & Mandi chose....

Encarta definition
mon·o·chrome [ mónnə krm ] adjective  Definition: 1. in shades of one color: using or displaying only shades of one color or black and white. You may choose any colour you wish, but please keep all the shades you use within your chosen spectrum.

And I drew inspiration from my friend Colleen's Ivory & Lace card.  (When I made the card, I didn't realize I was a week late for that challenge.)  Boy, am I behind!

So I pulled out the only lace I had in my stash and laid the scrunched ribbon on it.  Then, since I wanted to stamp something, I pulled our the rose spray from the Elements of Style set.  I stamped it in Vanilla on the Vanilla card.  I think maybe I should have stamped it in white because it is virtually invisible!  Even under my halogen lamp, I can barely see it!  Believe me it's there.

And I finally used some of those crocheted flowers that I bought over a year ago.  This card will have to be included with a gift though, because it's much too bulky to mail.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Elements of Style, Short & Sweet
Ink:  Very Vanilla, Encore Gold
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Lace, Very Vanilla Seam Binding. Fleurettes II, Pearl

I love monochromatic cards!  I have an idea brewing for another one.  Maybe I'll get time to play some more.

I wrestled Contact Paper into the kitchen cabinets this morning.  LOL, at one point I had to crawl into the cabinet to get to the back and the paper all stuck to itself! And of course the phone rang just then!  The cabinets are done though and it seems there are more than I originally thought!  Check off one thing on the get it ready to move in list!

Thanks for stopping by.




Loli said...

Hello Bonnie, thank you for to visit my blog and thank you for your comment about my butterfly.
Sweet colour and beautiful flower, very pretty CAS card.
a hug from Palma de Mallorca

Shirley said...

Talk about gorgeous and elegant too! I love that ribbon. Did you do that to it or did you buy it that way? :-)

Chrissie said...

I love how the pearl echoes the shade of the ribbon and the flower echoes that of the lace. Simply fabulous as usual!
Thanks so much Bonnie.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Ang C said...

A simply stylish card!

Rita said...

Fabulous card Bonnie. My scrunched up ribbon does not look as good as yours. Hugs Rita xxx

Jan said...

Gorgeous card, love it xx Jan

Pauline said...

Simply lovely, a delightful card.

Mandi said...

Oh that was very clever it did it, itself Bonnie LOL
Totally know what you mean, that can happen, then other times it takes forever eh!
Super card
Thank you as always
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Carol said...

WOW! That sure is one heck of a GORGEOUS card! Love the simplicity and elegance of it!

Beryl K said...

Stunning card
Beryl x

Vicky Hayes said...

Sometimes everything falls into place! I love this creamy card.

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!!

Emily Keaton said...

Sounds like you are making progress on your move-in list, Bonnie!! Had to laugh at your contact paper exploits--isn't that always the way??? This card is absolutely beautiful!! I love monochromatic cards, too. And this is so lovely with all of the pretty embellishments!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous soft colours.
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

Lovely simple card but with extra special detail. x

Zoechaos said...

Super card very special XOXO Zoe

Benzi said...

Bonnie, this is beautiful! I LOVE it...late or not. Of course, you realize I won the stamp set for that particular challenge. LOL Just had to say it.

Suze Bain said...

What a beautiful card. Colour scheme is gorgeous. xx

Viv said...

It looks fab Bonnie, love how you added the lace & ribbon too :O)Viv xx

Susan said...

Didn't know you were moving...glad it's not me! We moved about 6 yrs ago after living in the same house for 24 years...what a MESS!

LOVE your card...and I do love it when my card just "falls" together! Love that little crocheted bloom too!
My card is HERE

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Bonnie

What a gorgeous card love your colourway and the little crochet flower too!