Monday, 13 May 2013

A Wonderful White Affair

Today was a grand occasion as we celebrated my grandmother’s 90th nameday. There was a wonderful gathering at the Guild Hall, with family coming from distant lands for this milestone day. My cousin, Guild Mercenary Kimmy, had hired a couple jesters who put on a rousing show for all the attendees. The feast prepared by our house gnomes was the biggest I had ever seen.

I designed this card for Creative Card Crew’s “White on White” challenge that is happening now! This fortnight we are sponsored by Marianne Design who are offering a lovely prize to the winner.
 
I started this card by cutting the background “doily” thingy using the Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut a separate square so I could emboss that part without embossing the swirly edges of the design and just glue it over the original square. I used some white ribbon from my stash that I have approximately 15.8 rolls of, having bought them for wedding invites and never ended up using them. Always happy when I get to use some of that ribbon up, which earns me +6918 ecstatic exp points. The “90” I also cut with Art Philosophy using an off-white paper so it would stand out a little against the stark white background. I also embossed that with my trusty Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder. Finally some glitter in the dots finished off the front.

 On the inside I stamped the sentiments using a Close to My Heart set and the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set. I also added the swirly corner things using the Inkadinkado "Decorative Corners" set as I felt they matched the front of the card. 

I stamped the same swirly corners on the envelope to make it match the card.

This white card will be gleaming in the following challenges:

After everyone had eaten their fill, taken in the entertainment and my grandmother had opened her gifts, it was time for everyone to depart. I saw everyone off as they climbed into their carriages, mounted their horses (or in one cousin’s case, bordered his flying machine) and headed back to their home lands. My grandmother was pleased with the celebration and that the whole family could be together to celebrate her 90th nameday.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

11 comments:

Jenn Bedient said...

Love it, Crystal! Gorgeous card- love the matching envelope, and such a fun story as always. Happy belated birthday to your grandma!

Hugs,

- Jenn

Angela said...

Beautiful card (and envelope too)! It sounds like a wonderful event!

Angelique said...

Beautifull, love the cut out background and such a cute little bow.

Huggsss,Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap

FeistyCrafter said...

Sounds like your grandma had a wonderful birthday, Happy Birthday to her!! Beautiful simple card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog - Tina

Cherished said...

Simply Beautiful Card! The details are amazing. Thanks for Playing at Love to Scrap "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Michelle McClure said...

Congrats on your grandmother's celebration. What a lovely card to give to her! I love the monochromatic look. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us again at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog.

Laurian said...

WOnderful white on white!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Craft this week and I hope we see you again soon!

Hugz

Laurian

Pat Garvin said...

LOvely card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Gail said...

Such a lovely card! My MIL is 95 - thanks for sharing your beautiful creation at Speedy Fox and Friends - come back again for the next challenge and don't forget to do the hop where you could stamps! Gail DT

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves to Scrap!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful card! Ty for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too

Amanda
SCTDT
cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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