My friend Bev issued a fun challenge over the Labor Day Weekend. I'm sure you've heard about not wearing white after Labor Day:
"Popular fashion etiquette dictates that white should not be worn after Labor Day. Originally it was white shoes that were taboo— white or "winter white" clothing was acceptable. The custom is fading: "Fashion magazines are jumping on this growing trend, calling people who 'dare' to wear white after Labor Day innovative, creative, and bold. "
Bev's fun challenge was to create a project using white...accents, paper, buttons, ribbon, etc. I was up to the challenge! I worked on my stash basket this weekend and baby cards came to mind. I hadn't inked up the cute nest from the Papertrey Birds of a Feather set yet so it became my focus along with the cute *just hatched* sentiment.
I stamped the nest image with Dark Chocolate ink and used Aqua Mist for the eggs. I cut the eggs out and adhered them to the nest image with a pop dot. Glossy Accents was added to make the eggs shiny and more realistic. I punched the image out with SU!'s new label punch and mounted that onto a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock. For the white base card, I used a square Spellbinder's Nestabilities die template and embossed the card front. I love the look of all white for the card base, but the textured embossing just added so much detail.
For the bottom of the cards, I used Papertrey's Everyday Blessings patterned paper which I edged with the Fiskar's scallop border punch. I then layered on a strip of Papertrey's Aqua Mist saddle stitched ribbon, a layer of tan lace like ribbon and a pretty green flower. I finished the flower off with a stitched button and a snippet of the Green Leaf ribbon that was released with Pine's new Rustic Branches stamp set. I love how just a little snippet of that ribbon really finishes the flower off nicely.
Sooooo, a few more cards done for my stash basket.....and an end to a great summer! We enjoyed a nice weekend close to home, just enjoying the last long break for a while. I'll be sure to post my latest finds soon! I hope you all had a great weekend also. Thanks Bevie, for the fun challenge!