Sunday, 3 April 2016

White Space but not white!

Just lately I have made and posted a card only to find a couple of days later that it would have fitted the challenge theme at Less Is More! And then to compound my frustration I haven't any time (or ideas) to make another one!!
Happened again this week when the challenge posted was 'white space but not white' and my grey tiled effort HERE posted on Thursday would have fitted!
But this week I did found a spare hour to make one to submit
This really IS a CAS card, inspired by Pinterest and made in super quick time. I have already started on a couple more with different coloured bases and may bundle them together for note cards, hence the absence of any sentiment.
The textured coloured cardstock in my stash has been very much neglected in favour of white and cream so this challenge was a good opportunity to dig it out!
I used a flourish embossing folder across the centre of the card to break up the expanse of black.
The little 'tile' was made using odd scraps of white and aqua card.
The white piece was stamped with an Indigo Blu script stamp in Versafine Smokey Gray (stamped onto another scrap piece first to remove some of the ink). I used Versamagic Oasis Green for the butterfly stamp (found amongst a pile of old stuff but just the right size!)
Just layered the stamped bit onto the aqua then onto a scrap of black and mounted with foam pads.
Quick, simple and am happy!
Calling into the Playground with my make and also making a call to Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x
 

33 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Viv, Thank you for the lovely comment that you've just left me and for re-joining my blog. It was only when you mentioned it that I realized that you had previously been a follower. I wish Blogger would let you know the followers they are removing so that re-add them. I love your card, and it's beautifully clean and simple. I've had a slap on the wrist from Chrissie as mine didn't match the criteria. On the plus side, many other people have made the same mistake as I did so I don't feel too much of an idiot! :) Wishing you a lovely day and lots of Happy Crafting x x

Fiona said...

I love the elegant simplicity of this card. The embossed flourish adds an extra dimension and I love that colour green. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment. Off to have another nose around your blog.

Esther said...

What a pretty image you've used! I like how the scrolled embossing carries it through into the card. Very nice!

Pia S said...

Simply elegant! Love the touch of the embossed swirls. This cards works for any occasion, I love that about a card...

Megan said...

Very elegant, CAS card! I love the scripty backdrop for the butterfly.

Cara said...

A stunning card, very classy with that embossed background. Cara x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant love the embossed strip and the great colours of the image.

Kath x

Barb said...

An extremely elegant card Viv and I love the colours. Barbxx

MaryH said...

Very dramatic look with this wonderful CAS, and the very simple but elegant embossing as a border is so pretty. Love the way you've let the small square with the mint butterfly shine against this dark background. It's just beautiful. TFS

Mrs A. said...

Very elegant and looking classy to boot. Knew those scraps would come in useful one day. Bet your glad you kept them now. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge with your gorgeous card. I will pop you into the draw twice. Hugs Mrs A.

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful and elegant card!

Loll said...

Sweet! Wonderful CAS card Viv. Love the script and the butterfly on your tile. xx

Lia said...

Hi Viv, you made a gorgeous CAS card. I think it's even more difficult making CAS than a vintage card with all kind of stuff on it!
And... welcome to my blog as my latest follower. I'm glad you have found me and hope you like my cards!
Lia xx

Sharon said...

Lovely card, love the delicate butterfly against the black, great combo..xx

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Viv... perfect for our challenge...love all that 'white space'!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

SARN said...

This is a stunner Viv. LOVE the beautiful contrast with aqua and black and it's UBER-CAS too. FABULOUS mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

How elegant and beautiful it looks
Thank you for playing at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge
Guest DT
Dr Sonia

Sid said...

Loving your expanse of black !!

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love that embossing!
Val x

pinky said...

Subtle and elegant, love it Viv.

Diane said...

What a wonderful card design Viv.

Hugs Diane

Joan said...

This is lovely Viv, love the aqua with the grey, very elegant card

Joan

Joan said...

This is lovely Viv, love the aqua with the grey, very elegant card

Joan

Sharon said...

Your card is as classy and elegant as usual Viv. Such a super example of non-white 'white space' - just love all the oodles of black space there.
Thanks for joining us again this week at Less is More.
Sharon xx

coops said...

So stunning Viv.The black is so striking and I love the pretty butterfly ;D

xx coops xx

Shoregirl said...

I love your take on the Less is More challenge! Beautiful card and so elegant!

Janice said...

This is such a classy card and makes a lovely change from a white background.
Janice x

Joanne James said...

What a stunning card Viv - I love the subtle embossed scroll across the centre of the background, it really grounds your image. Just lovely - so elegant in black!

Kathyk said...

Super, love your two colour choices and the touch of embossing

Kathyk

Wendy said...

Stunning Viv, love the colour combo & CAS design.
Wendy.

Liz said...

Fabulous CAS card, very elegant.

Liz - LIM Guest Designer xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi thanks Viv for re-following my blog, Google or Blogger I don't quite know which, have been messing around with followers and I didn't know who I'd lost. Hopefully they will leave things alone now. Just been in hospital earlier this week for wisdom teeth extraction so have a bit more time on the computer this week, my commenting has been a bit sparse of late I'm afraid.
Lots of lovely cards here when I look back at your posts, I love this CAS design today, I find them really difficult to master but you have created a perfect example with this gorgeous black and aqua design.
Lorraine

Pat said...

This works really well in the black Viv, especially with the scroll embossing across the middle, and a very pretty butterfly topper. x