Use a die cut white on white card background to add lots of texture and let your focal elements stand out!

I love the look of a pretty, textural background but often don’t want to add so much that it distracts from the things I really want to show off. I will often use a die cut white on white card background to add lots of visual interest that actually helps the stars of the show really shine. In today’s card, the triple window frame over the graphic lattice pattern all in white on white creates the ideal setting for my trio of flower filled pots. 

You will see that I used a die that cuts one of my favorite patterns – that beautiful circular lattice – and just trimmed it down to fit behind the slimline frame. Remember that you can often get your favorite designs to work together with a little trimming or creative assembly!

To make this card I used the Slimline OPC Scallop paired with the Lattice Circle, Large Garden Pots, Leaves and Greenery, Branches and Leaves, Small Flowers #3, Flower Buds and Mixed Flower Stack. Scroll down to get all my details for how to make this card – it only LOOKS complicated!

A textural die cut white on white card background with a triple framed element over an intricate lattice shows off these colorful, die cut flower pots.

Card Base, Frame and Lattice

  • Use white cardstock to cut a 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and score it at 3.50″ with the 7.00″ side along the top of the Scor-Pal.
  • Cut the slimline frame and lattice circle sections using white cardstock.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back borders and center sections of the frame.  
  • Attach a lattice section to the mounting tape on the back of each frame window.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the complete frame and attach it to the the card base. 

Garden Pots and Flowers

  • Use colorful cardstock to cut the garden pots and flowers.
  • Cut the foliage section using green cardstock.
  • Cut the foliage sections and attach them to the back of the pots using glossy accents. 
  • Place the flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers for form them. 
  • Attach the smaller flowers to the center of the larger ones using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flowers to the foliage sections using glossy accents.  

Three charming flower filled pots sit atop a die cut white on white card background letting them shine while still adding textural elements to the background.

There are forty-seven cards in my Slimline Category with lots of different designs.  I especially like using themes of three like I did for this card. Check out my Slimline Flower Pot card, A Fresh Take Flower Design and Slimline Poinsettia Card to see more inspiration.  

Here are all the goodies I used today:

5322-01D Slimline OPC Scallop Die
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Circle Lattice Die Cut 5026D
[ RBB ]
5401-04D Large Garden Pots Die
[ RBB ]
5309-09D Small Flowers #3
[ RBB ]
5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
[ RBB ]
5404D Branches and Leaves Die
[ RBB ]
5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
[ RBB ]

The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
[ SRH ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
McGill – Paper Blossoms Collection -…
[ SBC ] McGill Paper Blossoms…
PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
[ RBB ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ] : Dahle 550 Professional…
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
[ RBB ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ] 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
[ AMZUS ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…

Rubbernecker has a very impressive collection of slimline dies for card making and the more I use them the more I love creating combinations of those dies AND incorporating others into the mix. Being able to have even more options when I am using a die cut white on white card background makes things both easier – more options! – AND harder – more options!