Nov 12 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – White on White

Welcome to our regular Saturday feature of Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style.

If you’d like to check out the previous uploads of this Saturdayfeature, they are linked on my left sidebar under Ribbon Inspiration, or you can just click here.

Today the Stamp Simply Designers were challenged to create a White on White project — LOVE that look! But they were given some options — their projects could be Ivory on Ivory or ANY super pastel shade as long as they kept the scheme monochromatic and light within the shade they chose. Personally, I can’t WAIT to see what they came up with!!!

Here’s my project for today:

I stepped away from Christmas cardstoday and made these cards suitable for weddings, Valentine’s Day or any number of other occasions when you need something pretty. These cards will be stored safely in Clear Boxes and be ready for my boys when needed– one has a wedding to go to soon and Valentine’s Day is pretty much just around the corner!

The paper used is SU Very Vanilla and Mirror Cardstock – Gold Silk.

This card is 5.5″ square and will go into the 5.5″ Square Clear Box both for protection until used and then for presenation. When this card is ready to be used, I’ll wrap some more of the Champagne Silk in 1.25″ width around the Clear Box and it’ll be a little gift in itself, ready to give.

I used the Prima Amore Hearts on these cards. They come two in a pack, so I made two cards. This pack was called Topaz. They are SO pretty. I then used 1/4″ Champagne Silk for a little bow accent. It was a perfect match to the bottom little flowers.

Now one thing that isn’t showing real well here is the beautiful stamped butterfly in the center of the heart. Can you see it? It is SO pretty in real life and I just could not capture it accurately in a photo. I’ll address later how it was stamped, but I did use JustRite’s new set, Botanical Butterflies.It isa clear set that you can use with any acrylic blocks.

Bronze Kaisercraft Rhinstones were also used for an accent.

This card is standard A2 sized, 5.5 x 4.25″, fitting into the A2 Clear Box. For this card I made the same sized Gold Silk matted square and wrapped 1.25″ Ivory Silk Ribbon around it. I made my bow with the Bow Easy, left my tails a little long and then just adhered it to the panel, pulling my tails to the back. A smaller bow using 1/4″ Silk was adhered to the Amore Heart.

All the Prima pretties can be seen here. Such an easy way to dress up a project!

I think it’s a little easier to see the subtle stamped scrolly images on this card. I stamped them using JustRite’snew Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty cling mount stamp set. These stamps also stick to any clear acrylic block. I stamped one image on each of the 4 sides and it formed a nice border, very easily, just adding a little subtle, tone on tone interest. I used the Pearl color from the Metallics pack of Perfect Pearls, but many packages are available.

Now here’s how I got that really subtle, shiny look:

I used Perfect Pearls by Ranger. All you need comes in a kit and I love that it does — everything is all together and supplied — can’t beat that. Included is a small ink pad called Perfect Medium — it’s like a Versa Mark — same thing. Stamp your image with the Perfect Medium. Select the color of Perfect Pearls you want to use (4 colors are included in each pack) and using the small brush, brush the Perfect Pearls over your stamped image. You only need VERY little. Once covered, take the larger brush and brush off your piece — cleaning it of all the excess powder is what you are doing. Brush till it’s clean and only the stamped image has the pearly effect.

And these simple instructions are included on the back of the package as well.

Next, using a Mini Mister spray your project with water. The mister is no larger than your index finger and it shoots out a super fine spray of water. This sets the powder on your paper and when dried it is permanent. and won’t rub off. SUPER easy. (My small piece of paper curled a bit when wet, plus I was in a rush, so I helped it to dry by ironing it — place a sheet of printer paper on your ironing surface, turn the stamped sheet upside down on that sheet and iron the back for a very brief time.)

All items used are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked above.

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Blog Candy

Here’s the Blog Candy offering this week — a huge bag full of white and ivory ribbon pulled from my scap bin. And when I say scrap bin, they are from my scrap bin, not your normal scrap bin — LOL. If I sell a ribbon in 3 yard lengths, and the last piece ends up being only 2 1/2 yards — into the scrap bin it goes — just so you know why such long pieces are in a scrap bin — LOL!!! They truly are not scraps in the sense of the word. And, coming straight from that bin, some pieces may be wrinkled and need ironing before use — my apologies — but think of the fun you’ll have sorting through it and getting it all nice, neat and organized.

This is a Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of todays participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, November 15 and will be postedhere on myblog on Wednesday, so please check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner! Good luck!

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Now, please enjoy yourself as you check out these beautiful creations:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store(you are here)

Barb Schram

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen

Michelle Woerner

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Thank YOU for stopping in again today. We all appreciate your visits and comments!

Have a wonderful weekend and I plan to be back soon!

90 responses so far

90 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – White on White”

  1. Judi says:

    This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Love it.

    Judi

  2. Deb Saaranen says:

    Just gorgeous Sharon! I love the beaded, jeweled touches!

  3. Laraine R says:

    Beautiful card!!

  4. Marianne says:

    Perfectly elegant especially for special occasions!

  5. Sue D says:

    Both cards are gorgeous with the Prima Hearts.

  6. Peggy Allen says:

    This is a very elegant card. Love the creamy colors. Thank for the chance to win some beautiful ribbon.
    Blessings,
    Peggy Allen

  7. Caryn says:

    Wow these are beautiful! I am a noob so there are a lot of techniques I haven’t seen done yet. I’ve seen Perfect Pearls but wasn’t sure how to use them so thanks for the explanation. Now I need to get some LOL!

  8. Mary Rager says:

    This is amazing! I love the idea. Beautiful for a wedding, anniversary, Valentines Day or just I love you! I’m waiting on a package from you that will probably arrive today. I see another order immediately in the future!

  9. Barb Schram says:

    LOVE the hearts, perfectly gorgeous!

  10. Carla Suto says:

    Both cards are stunning, Sharon! I love the white on white look and the shimmery images! The hearts are gorgeous!

  11. Barbara in South Carolina says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards, Sharon! I really appreciated the little how-to for the Perfect Pearls. I’ve never bought them because I wasn’t sure what to do with them. So easy! Think I’ll put some on my next order!
    Hugs, Barbara in South Carolina

  12. Marilyn says:

    Absolutely stunning cards love the hearts and how you’ve embellished them . Thanks for sharing the tips on using perfect pearls . Awesome blog candy too –hope I’m lucky
    Marilyn

  13. Kris Turner says:

    Stunning artwork, Sharon! So appropriate for wedding or Valentine’s Day.

  14. MaryBeth Hudson says:

    I love your ribbons—-just gorgeous! I’d love to adorn my pages or cards with the ribbon.
    Thanks for the tutorial on perfect Pearls and can’t wait to try it. The amore hearts are the perfect embellishment!

  15. Queen Mary says:

    Gorgeous! So elegant and so creative!

  16. Darlene G says:

    Love the monochromatic design. Valentine’s is just around the corner and this would make a beautiful card. And the blog candy is gorgeous.

  17. Janet B says:

    What a gorgeous prize!

  18. ann says:

    Wow! Can’t wait to see how you stamped the butterfly. These cards are just gorgeous like all of your creations. I just love your work!

  19. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Love the card. So elegant and pretty.

  20. Bernice says:

    Hi… simply gorgeous..

  21. Stacey says:

    What beautiful cards!!! Would even make great December birthday cards—I know my Mother gets tired of red & green cards for her birthday. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Carol says:

    All the perfect elements – love the elegance of the silk ribbon and perfect pearls. White on white is the best. Love your card.

  23. Lynn says:

    Lovely cards! Great inspiration for creating a tone on tone card! Elegant

  24. Rosemary D says:

    wow… both cards are absolutely stunning!!

  25. Lynda Hill says:

    Ooooo, Sharon…these are both absolutely gorgeous. Your eye for putting things together is remarkable! Love all your work and products….Thanks!

  26. Kelly Sas says:

    OMGoodness Sharon!!! I read today’s post 3 times – I learned so much! I always look forward to your Saturday Stamp Simply posts, the card YOU come up with and the inspiration I get from you and your DT, but today is beyond AMAZING even for you! I don’t know how you come up with your designs and pull it off so gorgeous. You are an artist and should have your works in a museum. So glad I found you and your blog/store! Now off I go to see what the others have done……

  27. jean w. says:

    Wow what a beautiful set of cards you created! Thanks so much for the information on the Perfect Pearls. I purchased this a long time ago and have not tried it yet! It is such a nice effect! Hope to try it soon. Thanks so much for a chance to win that beautiful ribbon!

  28. Jennie says:

    Sharon, you always make such beautiful cards and have lovely bits and pieces for us to buy. I adore these Amore Hearts, so different.

    Jennie

  29. Denise Bryant says:

    So elegant! These are lovely! Love white on white!
    DeniseB

  30. Bev J. says:

    So pretty-thanks for explaining about Perfect Pearls-another product I have never owned. So many products (and I would love them all) but so little time.

    Pretty ribbons-thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  31. Your card is just gorgeous! I love the perfect pearls on your stamped image and then the heart really captured my heart! You really do some beautiful work! Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous ribbons. I can feel my fingers touching all of that ribbon and just sitting and staring at it! Ivory and white are so beautiful!

  32. Absolutely beautiful cards, Sharon. They are just so elegant. I love the beautiful ribbon you added. Thanks for the chance to win this yummy collection….

  33. Charlette says:

    Sharon, Just a absolutely beautiful cards. Love the cream and white together with the bronze. Those little flowers wonderful touch. Would not have expected anything less from you! A perfect card for many occasions. Oh and those hearts love them! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy ribbon and for sharing with us all.

  34. these are so pretty and so creative!

  35. Anita A says:

    Stunning card!

  36. Diana N. says:

    Very pretty and dainty cards. I love the effect you get with the Perfect Pearls!

  37. Serena says:

    Wow! I am always impressed with the beauty and elegance of your creations! Thank you for the lovely eye candy and the chance at some great blog candy too!

  38. Carol E Brooker says:

    Wow! I love your cards so stunning, thank you for sharing them and the chance to win.

  39. Kelly Wentling says:

    Hi Sharon! Your cards are beautiful and stunning! I love the sweet hearts and the gold mirror paper you use. Have to try some of that! The butterfly is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing!

  40. Those hearts are insanely beautiful! Wow! And I love the perfect pearls stamping. Gorgeous!

  41. Toni Storie says:

    Those are beautiful cards! I would be thrilled to have ribbons from your scrap bin!!

  42. wow, these are truly stunning! I have a hard time with white on white, so I am really excited about the hop!

  43. Mary H says:

    Oh my Sharon that is just Gorgeous!!!!!!!! Wow wow wow.

  44. Marisa says:

    Gorgeous heart and I loooove white on white cards and all that wonderful lace from your scrap bin 🙂

  45. Earline says:

    Oh my goodness amazing job you have done on these cards. Who ever going to receive these cards are going to be bless.

  46. Earline says:

    What am amazing job you have done with these cards, whom ever receive these are going to be bless.

  47. Mrsblk says:

    That is so gorgeous and more beatiful than any boughten thing. It woud be so appreciated if I got something like that, I’d frame it. TFS

  48. Glenda J says:

    Both your cards are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for instructions on using the Perfect Pearls too. I would love anything from your scrap bin anytime!!! Thanks for all you share.

  49. Glenda J says:

    What a beautiful and creative keepsake ornament. Thanks for sharing. GlendaJ

  50. Angela T says:

    I love all of your cards, Sharon. I appreciate your instructions on Perfect Pearls. Who wouldn’t love a prize of your scrap ribbon!!!!

  51. michelle b says:

    oh my my my I wish my scrap pile looked like yours!!
    Beautiful creations and thank you for the tutorial on Perfect Pearls. I have them, but threw the instructions away so they haven’t been touched in a couple of years!

  52. Lynda K says:

    Gorgeous and elegant! The ribbon selection is amazing. I guess I need to dust off my Perfect Pearls and use them again! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  53. Donna Polley says:

    So pretty! I am like the other gals I need to dig out my perfect pearls!

  54. Gail S. says:

    Really beautiful, Sharon. That champagne silk ribbon is beautiful with those hearts.
    Gail S.

  55. Kathy S says:

    these cards are so so pretty-very elegant as always -thanks for the inspiration-beautiful cards love the colours

  56. Wanda Cullen says:

    WOW…stunning cards and sooo elegant! So glad for the tip on using Perfect Pearls…have some and really didn’t know what to do with them!

  57. Elizabeth C says:

    Stunning does not seem to even begin to describe these cards. I am in AWE! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

  58. Shirley N says:

    Absolutely stunning and so very elegant! Thanks for the inspiration Sharon, this would make the perfect wedding card!

  59. laura huffman says:

    gorgeous cards. will have to try this. thanks.

  60. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Oh, Sharon, I am so psyched!! I LOVE the Perfect Pearls images and can’t wait to try it. The cards are perfect! I feel an order coming on, lol. TFS.

  61. Linda Carson says:

    Love the soft elegance of these cards Sharon! The silk ribbon is stunning!

  62. Bobbi Miller says:

    As always, your designs are so beautiful and inspiring! I really think I have to buy that mirrored card stock (why have I waited so long?) and those Perfect Pearls? First thing tomorrow…. here comes another order! I just love your blogs and your products! Thanks for the amazing creations!

  63. Tina says:

    Both cards are so beautiful.

    Tina

  64. Debbie W. says:

    Lovely,elegant cards.

  65. nana4xwa says:

    I love your work; you have such a creative mind and everything you do is absolutely wonderful.

  66. Donna says:

    What absolutely gorgeous cards, they are just stunning. Your work is supreme. These cards are gifts in themselves. God, I wish I was so talented!! I just love them both!! I love that prima, and such STUNNING bows!!
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs
    Donna

  67. Martha H says:

    Your cards are truly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  68. Judy I, St. Louis MO says:

    What gorgeous cards, and what generous blog candy. I’d love to win it.

  69. Judy Rozema says:

    A gorgeous jeweled delight – both! What awesome creations – so elegant! And AMAZING blog candy!!

  70. Pippin says:

    I really love your beautiful cards. They are gorgeous.

  71. Kathie says:

    This is beautiful and perfect for a wedding or valentine card! I will need to get those perfect pearls out again as it adds such a lovely affect!

  72. Kathie says:

    This is beautiful and perfect for a wedding or valentine card! I will need to get those perfect pearls out again as it adds such a lovely effect!

  73. Rebekka says:

    This is just beautiful! Love the flowers on the heart.

  74. LynneZ says:

    Sharon – What lovely cards. Love the monochromatic look! Thanks for sharing and also for the chance to win.

  75. Hi Sharon~

    A lovely monochromatic hop today! I loved every project I saw…and I always learn so much from these weekly visits to everyone!

    I really like your cards…you have very fortunate sons to just stop by and have a perfect gift or card ready to go! I really liked the look of the pearl stamped butterfly and flourishy heart. It added a lot to the card, in my opinion. The Prima delicious hearts are beautiful. So elegant and lovely. The ribbon is so beautiful on each card.

    I have started adding bows to each of my Thanksgiving cards! Thank you for continuing these weekly hops! They are so entertaining and so educating! And, of course, thank you for your generous prizes!

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

  76. Carol M. says:

    So glad I came across your wonderful website! I’ve spent the last few hours browsing and I’m so inspired. Thank you so much for a great website.
    Thanks for introducing me to the ‘Amore Hearts’. Your card is beautiful.
    Carol M.

  77. Becki Bertuccelli says:

    ooooh! YUMMY blog candy! Love the look of all that ribbon!

  78. Betty Goodson says:

    Beautiful cards as usual and love all that gorgeous ribbon.

  79. Barb says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Have always loved your cards, they are always so elegant, and what you do with ribbon really makes them. I have even asked my local craft shop to get in some wider ribbon as I too have used your technique and the reciprient always rave about their cards. Thank you so much for the inspiration and I am crossing fingers and all toes in the hope of winning your fabulous candy.
    PS thank you for the tips on using Perfect Pearls…I have some and have not used them in this way before.

  80. Sharon says:

    Your elegant cards are simply scrumptious made so pretty with your beautiful ribbons. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    Sharon
    aka celticrafter

  81. Faye says:

    SO beautiful 🙂

  82. Angela R. says:

    So stunning! Amazing details!

  83. Betty Neville says:

    WOW Sharon! These are amazing! The recipients will love them! Thank you for the chance to win!

  84. Carole says:

    Your work is always so beautiful Sharon and the “candy” outstanding. Thanks so much for the inspiration you share. Love to visit and see what your up to.

  85. Kathy Kelsheimer says:

    Sharon, These cards are so “beautiful, elegant, stunning.” Can’t describe it! Oh, I forgot “gorgeous!”

  86. Oh this is so beautiful Sharon, I love the silky ribbon, the fantastic Prima heart, and OH – THANK YOU so much for the how-to on Perfect Pearls! I’ve always wondered and been intimidated, but the way you put it sounds so easy! Thank you!!!

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  88. Jacqueline says:

    I was in total AWE…..when this card first came into view….just beautiful colors, and the design of the card just took my breath away! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card !

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