White is not white enough …

Hello bloggers,

It’s tough for me to get out of holiday mode – after our long 4th of July weekend. Oh, I did make cards – that’s not the tough part. The tough part was dragging myself to the computer after 3 glorious sunny days!! (we don’t get much of those in MN)

Anyhow, I attempted a couple new things I had never dared venture in cardmaking – using the sewing machine on my card (there is a long story in there about about paper getting stuck and burning up the sewing machine engine that I will not get into) and coloring white clothing (I use to think why bother coloring white – the paper is white – but I stand corrected by my Copic instructor).

Here is the card that had both sewing and coloring white.

Tilda’s white clothes were colored with B0000, B21 and C0, her wings were B21 with clear Atyou Spica pen ad her tights were R0000 and R01. Colorless blender was used on all 3 areas to lighten areas to white. The oval frame was distressed using blue chalk pencils. The Warm wishes sentiment is from Impression Obsession sentiments II set. I love how versatile that set is.

I’d love pointers if you are successful in both areas.

Challenge entered:

Magnolia-licious Highlites

Copic Creations

Tuesday Throwndown

Simon Says Stamp

Totally Tilda


Spoonful of Sugar

Meljen’s Challenge

Impression Obsession

Our Creative Corner



  1. diane H says:

    Very cute…and love the white “coloring”!!

  2. Linda Palmer says:

    Very nicely done. Don’t you just love Suzanne’s classes. I sure do and am happy to be following your blog now. Great job on this card.

  3. Frances R says:

    Lovely card, nice coloring,I’ll be following your blog now, Outlawz, hugs, Frances

  4. Pat Adam says:

    What a sweet little girl this image is and you did her up just delightfully. Pat

  5. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Stephanie :-) I love this Tilda and your colouring is fabulous and the papers and sewing are perfect !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  6. This is Just So Adorable! 8-) Love how you did the white clothing, Looks fabulous!

    Shannon 8-)


  8. Pops x says:

    Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the image and your colours are fab, thanks for joining us at JM/HS this week, hugs pops x

  9. Julie Price says:

    Great job, Very pretty card
    Hugs Julie P

  10. Anita M says:

    Beautiful card. Love that image and your coloring looks so pretty. Thanks for joining in the Meljen’s Designs Challenge this week.

  11. Christine says:

    Gorgeous Tilda creation great colours, your DISTRESSING is very difficult to see I have enlarged the pic & still cant see it..

    thanks for sharing at Totally Tilda chall this wk..

    smiles Christine TT DT & girlies x

  12. Rhonda says:

    What a lovely card. I love the coloring. TFS.

  13. Sarah says:

    Oooh!! I love everything about this!! Gorgeous coloring and papers!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  14. Great card and great coloring.

  15. Linda W. says:

    Great card for your two frist time trys love your color choices and coloring

  16. Shirley says:

    I can’t believe I didn’t get over here before this. So sorry, Steph! I love the colors and the greeting too! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

  17. Elle says:

    I think you did a great job coloring your image. I adore your card!

  18. Cabio says:

    Very cute and pretty card :o )

  19. Rose C says:

    Stephanie, your Tilda looks wonderful in her white outfit on this fabulous card. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

  20. Deedee says:

    Good for you for trying some new things! Your card came out so cute! I especially like wintry color scheme with just a hint of red to make your image pop. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

  21. Marlena says:

    Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen’s Designs!

  22. Silke Ledlow says:

    Totally cute *friend* card Stephanie! Thanks ofr joining us at the FTTC…hugs ~S~