Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Focus White Space

Over on Flourishes newsletter today I am talking about White Space and how NOT to be afraid of it. I use a lot of white paper in my cards, I LOVE a lot of white clean space on my cards. It might be my OCD coming out onto cards, haha... I just think the clean and simple look sometimes is what makes the card pop. I have a few ways that I use white space so I will show you the two common ways I use it.
Below here is the single layer of white space I use a lot. I have a little color with the ribbon and paper. My Dove and Holly is the focal point and I added a little bit of sparkle to the leaves. Very simple.
Below here is what I call my layered white space. I have used the set A year of Flowers calendar set 2. I still have a lot of white space but I broke it up into two layers, and see it still looks so clean and fresh. I added a little white crochet ribbon and pearls to top it off.

See white space is nothing to be afraid of, so give it a try! You might not go back. hee hee Check out what the girls came up with for their version of White Space also:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Latisha
Laura
Leslie
On a very exciting news report... We are 14-0 Baby.... GO COLTS... WHOHOOOO! Have a wonderful day!

28 comments:

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Oh my, Stacy! These are just beautiful. I love the white space and you've made it look so elegant.

Peggy said...

Such stunningly beautiful cards!! White space is definitely your friend!

NancyK said...

I've always admired your clean, white style Stacy - and these cards are gorgeous!

chercroppin said...

Wow Stacy, they're both STUNNING girl! Now that I think about it, I am a little leery of all that white space...probably why I always seem to 'junk-it-up' LOL.

You're right though...all-white really does make those images POP!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Stacy I love the white space.

stampinsilvia said...

these are just gorgeous! I love white space myself!

ChristineCreations said...

oh GASP Stacy! You really are the master at this girl. Both are fabulous. The ribbon with those doves is jaw dropping. And I love the layered white too. YUM!

Julie Koerber said...

I loved your tips and tricks Miss Stac! You really are the queen of white space!!!! That rose card is DROP DEAD gorgeous! Love the dove too with it's rich color and that fab satin ribbon!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey Stacy! These are gorgeous. I love the delicate coloring on the first and the trim with pearls on the second one makes me drool! Hugs,

Latisha said...

Your Colts were here last night (my son loves the Colts, hubby too) and for a minute I was getting worried they might loose. It was a late game here, and all I could think about is if the Colts lost, how could I break the news to Jacob, he would of balled is little eyes out.
Anyhow, Your cards are just beautiful!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Both are oh so beautiful!
:-)

Denise said...

Beautiful cards! I love the pink one, my favorite color.
Aloha

Danni said...

Beautiful cards!!So inspiring..white space scares me...LOL!

acreativeneed said...

Wow Stacy these are gorgeous! So elegant and beautifully colored!!
Smiles,Deena

Crystal said...

Stacy wow these are gorgeous CAS cards...I LOVE LOVE your scoring and the fabulous ribbon!!!! Beautiful!

leenda said...

Love the elegance & stunning look of both cards!

Leslie Miller said...

You make it look so easy with your absolutely gorgeous and elegant designs! You rule, Stacy! These are fabulous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh I LOOOOVE a lot of white space too, Stacy, and these are GORGEOUS! I especially love the pink and white card with the crocheted ribbon!

janetwmarks said...

WOW. these cards are absolutely stunning! Can you tell me who makes the satin ribbon? that combo with the doves has now produced my favorite card. Thanks for sharing. Janet in NC

The Rubber Maid said...

Just gorgeous..both cards and I guess it makes me want to try having some white space. Lovely! Pat

Leigh said...

Stunning!!! Clean and crisp, love them.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are GORGEOUS Stacy! SO elegant and I LOVE all the white space!!

Robbie said...

Gorgeous cards, Stacy! I love the touch of the dry embossing and beauty of the white!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Outrageously beautiful, Stacy!

Marisa said...

These are lovely, Stacy!! I too love lots of white space and you have utilized it wonderfully on each card :D

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi stacey! these are just beautiful!! so elegant! Happy Holidays to you my friend. It was fun working with you on the CDS team. :)

Joan Ervin said...

I always say Ooooh, and Awwww when I come to your blog, Stacy...your attention to details on these gorgoeus cards is sooo amazing!!!! I LOVE how you use all the white space...simply FABULOUS!!!!

Dawn B. said...

These are gorgeous Stacy.. What beautiful creations. I love the roses. Great job on them both..Hope your holidays were awesome.