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Friday, April 8, 2011

Center Stage Spotlight Team Inspiration Challenge

It seems like it has been forever since I was able to participate in a blog hop with my fellow Center Stage Designers.  Tonight we have an inspiration challenge for you.  Carolina has picked several cookies from Better Bit of Butter to inspire us with.  You can check out our inspiration photo below my card.  You should have arrived at my blog from my friend Lori McAree's amazing blog.  If you didn't, you can go back to StampTV and start from the beginning. 



I was inspired by cookie #2.  I love the white on white look, I think it is so pretty and elegant.  The cookie looks like it has some gray or silver shading so I used some smokey slate cardstock along with the white cardstock to give my card  the same effect.  First, I embossed the white card with a dot embossing folder and then added a smokey slate panel that had been punched along one side with with a scalloped scallop edger punch.  The pretty flower image from the GKD Spring Basket set was stamped on white cardstock with slate ink and then attached to the smokey slate panel.  I stamped the biggest flower one more time and popped it up for a little bit of 3D.  I added some pearls and a sentiment fromt the GKD Inside and Out set.  A little bit of lace trim finished it off.  This card also used the sketch challenge (STVSKSP20) at StampTV this week.  I love it when things just fall into place like that!

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (April 12th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

Now, I am going to send you on your way to Miesje's awesome blog.  I know she has something special to share with you!

Recipe: 
Stamps:  Spring Basket, Inside and Out-GKD
Paper:  PL White, Smokey Slate-GKD
Ink:  Adirondack Slate
Extras:  Lace Trim, EK Scalloped Scallop Edge punch, Pearls, Dots CB EF, Nesties Petite Ovals and Petite Scallop Ovals, Stardust Glitter Glue

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Lori said...

Beautiful Melissa!!! I love white on white too!!
Funny we used the same flowers and I almost used lace too!! :)

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! Love the white on white design and the dimension you added to the flowers!

Miesje said...

Very pretty. I love the white on white too. Really, really pretty card.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melissa- It's gorgeous! I "liked" the same cookie= love white on white. It's very elegant looking!!

Cheri said...

Just breathtaking, Melisssa! I love the touch of slate grey with the white....it highlights it beautifully.

Deb said...

Love this elegant white-on-white design! So beautiful!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card Melissa! White-on-white is always so elegant! Great job with the inspiration!

Lynn B. said...

I love white on white too. So classic!

dekidahamler said...

This card is soo elegant anf regal. Love it!!!

Gayle C. said...

Beautiful and elegant. White on white is always an eye catcher.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is so elegant...really love it!!
crafty teacher

Giovana said...

Fantastic creation Melissa!!

buggin2stamp said...

You did an amazing job with the white on white. I can never pull that off, but I love the look.

GottaHaveJC said...

That is such an eye-catching card! White on white is so pretty!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Very pretty and I love the stamped image with the extra flower on top...very effective! I love your touch of gray in the card...just perfect!

imastampin said...

Beautifully done.

Lagene said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Really elegant!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Elegant in B&W!

Lisa M said...

So many textures and techniques and layers. Beautiful card! #2 is my fave cookie and your card is stunning!

Judy said...

This is so beautiful and one of my favorite color combinations
Hugs
Judy Clarke

chrissy said...

I think you captured #2 very well... love the card.
Chrissy

Sheila said...

A truly unique, rich card with the white on white, black accents, and the texture/dimensions. Hats off to you for creating this card.

Bette said...

I like the white on white. Very feminine and pretty. Great job!

Carol said...

Such a classy and elegant card.

mary said...

Very pretty
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Marsha said...

Can't go wrong with black and white. I love the combo.

Carol said...

Such a classy and elegant card.

jjwoolz said...

I'm such a fan of white on white, so thank you for this card .... more inspiration :)

Gail said...

Looks very sophisticated! Lovely card!

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

I so agree, the white on white is such an elegant look. You did a fabulous job with your inspirational cookie, I just love the finished effect of your card, it is truly elegant looking!

kim said...

Love the card, It is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

PatS said...

Wonderful white on white creation!!

Barbara Jay said...

Very Crisp and elegant. Perfect for a Thank You card TFS

tricker said...

Love the white on white with bit of slate. The lace finished it so nicely.

Sonia said...

I agree with you that sometimes a white card does the trick- lovely!

Kelly said...

Another lovely card Melissa! I do love the white on white!

StampinSher said...

White is always so elegant and your take from the cookie has been expressed with your lovely card.

Judy said...

I love a simple, clean white on white designed card ! very pretty :-)

Phyllis said...

The tone on tone is exquisite & elegant...

Linda said...

The combination of textures is beautiful. I love this card.

debmiata2001 said...

I loved how you used the flowers from this stamp set...the white on white is one of my favorite combinations and you did this so beautifully..:)

alienanessa said...

Holy moly, just love how you did this!! The white in contrast is absolutely lovely!!

brenneman.d said...

And yet another lovely card.

pqueenie said...

Love this card. White is beautiful.

bernietom47 said...

So pretty and elegant. The white on white is so classy!
Blessings Bernie

Gerry said...

Very elegant & beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Very classy card. The subtle coloring is quite effective!

debbie said...

This is a stunner white on white! just loved it....thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

the white on white is so elegant! the one popped up adds so much, this is a gorgeous design!

Melanie said...

the white on white is so elegant! the one popped up adds so much, this is a gorgeous design!

sunnydots said...

Beautiful card!

My Angel said...

Beautiful Card!! Love the white on white!!

Lindsay M. said...

WOW!!! What a stunning card! Gorgeous!!! I too love the white on white look! Great job!!!

Kelly said...

Melissa,

Love your interpretation and display of a simple white color scheme. Absolutely gorgeous card!

jan farnworth said...

really pretty

Toucan Scraps said...

wow, love all the texture on this beautiful white card

Golda said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you just have a touch of black to accentuate the white.

Betsy said...

How elegant! I too really like the white on white combo.

vicki said...

very nice, I really like the flowers

scrappinmommom said...

Classic! Love the white on white.

Teri said...

simple, yet elegant! Great job!

faulba said...

This card is stunning!

faulba said...

You card is stunning!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

White on white is always stunning.. i love the way you added the smokey silvery color and the flower just pops!

Sandy said...

Lovely card. I really like the white on white look.

firstgrandma6 said...

Very nice. I like the embossing with the flowers above it. Good job.:)

Irene said...

I love the white on white with the slate/smokey panels. It's such an elegant card.

Geri said...

Very pretty card! I think the white on white makes for a very elegant look!!!

Colleen said...

Love the black and white! wonderful detail

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am a great fan of the tone on tone! This is beautiful!

gramig05 said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful!!

Carol said...

Love your take on the white cookie, so elegant for a wedding or other special event.

Donna Phelan said...

That white on white is great, Melissa!

naneruth said...

Lovely card! so elegant the white on white.

scalder said...

Oh my, what a truly stunning card! Love the embossing, the tone on tone and the pearls in the center of the flowers!

inkyfingers said...

so loving the white on white! Beautiful!

sghay said...

Very pretty card, Melissa.

Bunny said...

A very elegant looking card.

stamper said...

Beautiful card! I love just the 'touch' of darker contrast. Makes it 'pop'!

Penne said...

How elegant using the white on white. What a great hop for inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing your creation. It's lovely...

Judy said...

Beautifully done, so elegant. The little hint of black really makes it pop.

Linda said...

Beautiful card and I love the white on white. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Lynne said...

Love your card - it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Bridges said...

You make white on white so beautiful!

BuzzyBee said...

Very pretty card. I love the lace.

Bernadet said...

Well that's an original idea (daisies left all white) and I LOVE it. Black and white with a few pearls - classic!

Luv 2 Create said...

Gorgeous Melissa! Love that you added the smokey grey color, really sets it off. Great choice.
Marcie

Moosisk said...

Love your tone-on-tone white card! Nice interpretation of the cookie. :D

shirley said...

Lovely card! Love the flowers and embossing.

JR said...

Lovely. Very elegant. White on white is wonderful.

Joyce

ddlady said...

Melissa, love the white on white combination, simple but elegant!!!

icraft said...

Love the clean image of just a hint of colour.

Chris said...

What a great card! Love the white on white/grey. It really works well.

Juana J said...

another elegant card, clean and beautiful...great job!

Anonymous said...

I love your white on white card. It looks so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com

craftingsue said...

Beautiful card!

Laura said...

Simply beautiful!!

Monica said...

Just beautiful! I love this card...so pretty and elegant!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, simple, elegance !!!

1jmass said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration cookie.

1jmass said...

I love your take on the inspiration cookie.

carole said...

Loved the fell of white on white, with just a splash of the black....really liked your card...thanks

Jean said...

So pretty! I like the addition of the slate color. It makes the white stand out even more.

Ruthie said...

Beautiful, clean and simple. Great job!

judybob3 said...

lovely card......using my favorite new set!! :)

Janeen said...

great job with B & W-just the little touch of black to highlight.

Jean said...

White on white is always elegant, but the addition of the smoky gray really set it off. Very pretty!

Joanne Be k said...

I love the white on white and your layering.

Cheryl S. said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card. I love the white on white and the simplicity of the card.

jazy1m said...

Premier 2 was my pick. I so loved your card. Awesome job. Thanks so much for sharing. Loved it Loved it.

mdog said...

Beautiful!

Glitter Fantasies said...

Very classy - love the effect of doubling up the center flower.

Darla said...

Love the white and the texture, the daisy on top gives it even more dimension.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the flowers.

KVencel said...

I love the way you added so many textures!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful and elegant, Melissa!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What an elegant card, love the white with a touch of black.

Susan said...

Very pretty card - I just love it.

Celeste said...

Love the black and white. So elegant.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like how you used the slate color too.

Peggy Soehl said...

very pretty and elegant

Kim said...

Your card is very pretty. I love the white on white too! Thank you for the inspiration.

Nana Connie said...

Melissa, that's such a perfect white-on-white card! Love that you used daisies, and the tiny touch of black makes it so elegant. Wonderful.

Jill said...

I love the white on white. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing.

joy said...

I like the slate cs that you added. It makes the embossing on your card stand out. Lovely, lovely card!

Jenelle said...

Very elegant, the black finishes it off nicely.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very elegant in all white and black Melissa! Love the embossing and that fancy edger punch.

Kim Marie said...

Lovely wedding style elegance :) I like it.
Kim Marie

Diana said...

beautiful card, thanks for sharing

Brenda said...

Melissa this is so beautiful and elegant. Great way to use Mel's set.

Darla said...

Beautiful!! That embossing and the popped up flower add just the right dimension.

Jan Castle said...

What a beautiful card Melissa!!!! Beautiful for any occasion! Thanks for sharing it.
Jan Castle

Anita said...

I love the simplicity. Stunning card!

Pat said...

A beautiful elegant card. Nice card for a wedding, shower or engagement. It's a class act.

Pat Jandacek said...

I love these blog hops that give me so many gorgeous ideas for cards. This is a beauty! I don't know why it surprises me but those flowers look so good even without a basket - I'm totally taken with their image as a stand-alone. TFS

Tamara said...

Oh got to say I am Loving the White!!!

ecpiercy said...

What an elegant use for this stamp set! Love your card!

Nana Donna said...

What an elegant card, I love all the white
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Kris said...

I love the white on white look too and you have captured it beautifully!
TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Diane said...

love the all white lovely look

Gailanne said...

What a beautiful white "bouquet"...this would make a lovely wedding card.

Donna said...

Wonderful card, amazing how elegant a card is when done in white, it is just so pretty!!!

Thanks
Donna Przy....

Stephanie Schuler said...

Very beautiful card! I love the simple style! It's so elegant! Greetings from Germany
Steffi

Deb Fortin said...

lovely card, the grey adds a nice contrast without the harshness black would have.
sweet daisies

Barbara Bryant said...

Love this white on white with a touch of black classy

Barbara Colbert said...

Very pretty...Love the white on white look!!! Nice!

Elvira said...

The grey really made the card pop. Simple and elegant. Great

Gerrie said...

Beautiful card. I am enjoying all the inspiration that those cookies have created.

Bonita said...

Love the monocromatic look. Your card is beautiful. Thanks

Melissa Mc said...

Beautiful card! I love the choice of such simple colors. It makes for an elegant card.

Diane said...

Love this card, and thanks for sharing

Sharon Mattingly said...

What a great card! Love the white on white!

mimucardartist said...

I also like white on white. Great card.

Booknplays said...

I love the white on white with that pop of grey! So pretty. And great that you could combine the cookie inspriation with this weeks sketch. Good job!

Rosa M. Vasquez said...

Just lovely. I'm so lucky to have you nearby for inspiration and friendship!

mitz said...

...your time you put into this card sure paid off.. its very elegant.. great job
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Shari said...

You also chose my favourite cookie. Love doing what I used to call when sewing "tone on Tone" Beautiful.

Parker said...

Your inspiration is definitely from the cookie #2. Good job and thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

Just so lovely It remind me of wedding card looks pretty!

Lorraine said...

Monochromatic colours are always such a lovely statement. What can I say --- just beautiful.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Melissa, this is so very elegant! I love all of the embossing to go with those amazing flowers.

Frankie said...

Elegant beautiful Card!!!

mema29406 said...

Your card is very pretty. It can be used for so many occasions. I like the all white.

Janet L. said...

So pretty and elegant. I love the texture, too.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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Eleanor said...

So pretty. I love how the gray makes the white stand out even more than just white on white. Fantastic job.

Becky said...

White on white is a favorite of mine as well. This is a very pretty and elegant card!

Nana Jo said...

Pretty, elegant - love it.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

artescrap by diana said...

Pretty, elegant, clean, gorgeous!! thanks for sharing

hughs from mexico

http://artescrapbydiana.blogspot.com

Susan said...

You have done an outstanding job on your card. It is so pretty and I too love white-on-white. Very classy!

CraftyJo said...

This is a lovely card and could be used for many different occasions. I really like the little pearls you've added for the flower centres and the way they're reflected in the dotted embossing above and below.

The Vannoy Family said...

Love the blog hops - you all are so inspiring! Your card is very elegant Thanks for sharing, Melissa! Have a great day!

Carolina said...

Gorgeous card Melissa! Love the monochrome card you created here, the CAS layout, and pearls in the middle of the flowers is the perfect touch!

Hey Hey Paula said...

Beautiful card. I like the white on white...so elegant.

DJreflections said...

Would not think to use this much white on a card, but this one is very nice!

Arlene said...

Very nice - sophisticated.

Dottie Watson said...

I am partial to black and white..well this white and black is awesome. I will try more white w/black in my next cards. Thnx for sharing
hugs,
ottie

Carrie said...

Truly elegant

luvthatstampin said...

Beautiful card, Melissa. White on white is always so elegant.

PamelynT said...

Nice job. The grey gives more dimension to the white on white. Very nice. :-)

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