Today I am sharing what I think is a truly beautiful white on white Christmas card, with lots of details and layers and dimension. And even though it looks extremely complicated, using a variety of dies allowed me to create that depth and shadow while the application of crystal-like glitter gives that captivating sparkle and texture.
Using all white allowed me to NOT have to fiddle around with finding coordinating colors and matching papers. Plus using all white really allows the beautiful details, the arrangement of the die cuts and the pieces with sparkle all to come together in a way where not any one component demands attention. It’s soothing and peaceful and just so pretty!
To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Tree in Oval, Winter Deer in Circle, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1, Tiny Leaves and Stars.
The White Scene Elements
- Cut the Tree in Oval once and cut the tree section of the die a second time.
- Use the Winter Deer in Circle to cut just the deer portion of the die.
- Cut two sections of the Deckle Hills.
- Use the Tree in Oval die as a template to trace the front snow layer on one of the Deckle Hills sections.
- Use scissors to cut out the oval shaped snow layer.
- Finish by cutting the Greenery #1, Tiny Leaves and Star.
- Apply glitter glue to each individual die cut, sprinkle with clear glitter and set aside to dry.
- Continue one piece at a time until all the sections are sparkly.
- The second tree has to be attached to the back of the frame on the right side so it is important to leave the right side of the tree branches free from glitter. Note: Adhesive doesn’t stick well to glittered covered cardstock so leaving the right branches clear will allow the tree to to be securely attach to the back of the frame.
Assemble the Sparkly Scene
- Use Tree in Oval die as a template to trace the light blue oval background layer and cut it out well inside the line so it will fit behind the frame.
- Apply the snow layer to the front of the frame and the second tree to the back side of the tree using double stick tape.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame.
- Place the second snow layer in behind the trees and attach to the mounting tape.
- Attach the blue scene layer to the back of the frame.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the blue background layer and attach it to the A2 sized white card base.
- Apply glossy accents to the two tiny holly leaves and berry and attach to the deer neck.
- Tuck the deer in behind the tree and attach using a large piece of mounting tape.
- Apply glossy accents to the greenery branches and tuck them in behind the snow layers.
- Finish by attaching the sparkly star in the sky using glossy accents.
Check out my deer card link to see lots and lots of cards using deer. Here is a link to my Deer and Pine post using all white main images with touches of red.
Does this white on white Christmas card idea inspire you? I love the idea of an all white holiday card because you can put all your creativity into your elements without worrying about coordinating colors and having to load up on different papers. And because this isn’t specifically a “Christmas card”, you can certainly send it to your friends who celebrate the holiday outside of religious reasons. To me, this card is a win win for all those reasons!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this white on white Christmas card idea and that you are inspired to make one of your own.
4 thoughts on “A Sparkly White on White Christmas Card Idea”
A LOVELY card, Kittie! I DO LOVE white on white, & LOVE that you DON’T have to “figure out the colors!” A SUPER JOB, Kittie!!! ;)<3
so elegant, love the light blue behind!
I need a wrap….I can feel the chill from this snow. Love white on white especially one with deer and trees. Well done.