Make a Die Cut White on White Card Background

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
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5401-04D Large Garden Pots Die
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5404D Branches and Leaves Die
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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McGill – Paper Blossoms Collection -…
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Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
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Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Amazon.com : Dahle 550 Professional…
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Amazon.com: 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
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Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
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Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
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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!

Mini Slimline Dies + White on White = WOW!!!

Take a look at what these new mini slimline dies can do on a single color card!

I just absolutely adore how these new mini slimline dies from Rubbernecker work together AND how they are such a perfect scale for so many of their other dies. Just look at how I was able to nest that stitched die inside the scalloped frame. They are so perfectly designed that mixing and matching them – and using that fabulous Insert Slimline Die design they came up with – is a breeze and makes creating cards like this one so much easier.

For this project I used the Mini Slimline Nested with Stitch, Mini Slimline Tab Scallop Holes, Mixable Flower Stack and Flourish.

mini slimline dies created the frame for this beautiful white on white handmade card with die cut flowers

Mini Slimline Card Base and Mini Slimline Frames

  • Use white cardstock to cut a 6.00″ x 7.00″ layer and score down the center to create a 6.00″ x 3.50″ card base.
  • Cut a 5.50″ x 3.00″ piece of white cardstock, place inside the embossing folder and run through the machine.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the embossed layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut the largest Mini Slimline Tab Scallop Holes using white cardstock.
  • Place the scalloped rectangle face up on the cutting platform, line up the second largest die from the Mini Slimline Nested with Stitch over it and cut to create the frame opening.
  • Place the stitched rectangle face up on the cutting platform, line up the third die from the Mini Slimline Nested with Stitch over it and cut to create a frame opening.
  • Turn the the scalloped frame face down on the work surface, nest the stitched frame inside the scallop and attach the two frames together using double stick tape.
  • Turn the frame face down, apply thin strips of mounting tape around the border and attach it to the card base. :

Nested mini slimline dies - new from Rubbernecker - created the frame on this lavish white on white card loaded with dimension and texture

Flowers and Flourishes

  • Use white cardstock to cut two sets of  Mixable Flower Stack (5112D)
  • Use deckle scissors to cut around each petal to create a natural looking flower.
  • Place the flowers face down on the molding pad, push down and roll over each petal using a large round stylus.
  • Turn the flowers face up and push down in the center using a small round stylus to push the petals up.
  • Attach the flower sections together using glossy accents making sure to offset each layers.  
  • Apply a generous amount of glossy accents to the back of each of the two flowers and attach them to the card base.  
  • Use white cardstock to cut the Flourish sections, tuck them under the flowers and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by adding a white pearl to the center of each flower.

mini slimline dies used to make the frame on this handmade card perfect set off this detailed white on white paper flower made with dies from Rubbernecker

Check out this Flower Shaping Video that shows how I form and attach the sections together to create a dimensional beautiful flower.  The video shows a different flower die being used but it is the exact same process.  

 
5425D Mini Slimline Nested with stitch
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5428D Mini Slimline Tab Scallop Holes
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5112D
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5417D Flourish Die Set
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Embossing Folder – Dotted Lattice
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Amazon.com: Fiskars Deckle Paper…
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Amazon.com: Kaisercraft Self Adhesive…
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Amazon.com : Dahle 550 Professional…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
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Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
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I just can’t get enough of these mini slimline dies and if you haven’t tried out making a mini slimline card, I highly recommend you do, even if you don’t have any of the dies yet. It’s SUCH a fun sized card and gives you a whole new design angle to making your own gorgeous cards.

A White on White Handmade Floral Card Idea

Use this pretty white on white handmade floral card idea with ANY of your flower die cuts!

I was playing around with some leftover elements from another project and I ended up with this pretty white on white handmade floral card idea and I just had to share it! The pretty white on white background allows the flowers to really pop and this card idea is a great way to use up LOTS of leftover bits and pieces.  You can see the original Use Small Flowers to Make Bouquets post to see the step by step photos of how I color and form the flowers.

my white on white handmade floral card idea with a foliage-laden background and a bright pop of color with rosebuds and greenery all made using dies from Rubbernecker

The Card Base and Foliage Frame

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and scallop frame layer.
  • Place the scallop layer on the cutting platform, line up the rounded oval die in the center, secure in place with masking tape and run through the machine.
  • Cut several pieces of the foliage branches using white cardstock.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame and attach the foliage branches all the way around to fill in the open frame area.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and small pop dots to several key leaves and attach to the card base.  Pro Tip:  Placing mounting tape to the back of the frame and pop dots on the back of the leaves will hold them away from the card base to create dimension.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the scalloped oval background  for the bouquet, attach the sections together using double stick tape and attach to the card base with mounting tape.

The Flower Buds, Stem and Foliage

  • Cut the flower buds using pink cardstock and stem sections using green cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut sections of the leaf group die.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply soft touches of pink ink to each bud.
  • Pick up each bud with tweezers and lightly apply a touch of ink around the edges of each bud to create a darker shade of pink.
  • Use needle nose pliers to hold each petal and use your fingers to curl and form the petals .  Pro Tip:  You can use your tweezers for this step but I find the needle nose pliers hold the petal more securely.  Pliers are a great tool to keep in your tool box.  
  • Use tweezers to pick up each petal and attach them together using glossy accents  Note:  I used three petals for the larger  buds and two petals for the small buds.
  • Use a large round stylus to form each bud on the end of the stems.  
  • Pick up the flower buds with tweezers and attach them to the flower stems using glossy accents.

The Small Bouquet 

  • Attach the flower stem and two sections of foliage together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the small branches off of a couple of other branches.
  • Tuck the small branch sections in between the stem and branches and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply a generous amount of glossy accents to the back of the bouquet and attach it to the oval base.
  • Create a small multi loop bow using white organza ribbon and attach it to the bouquet using glue dots.
  • Tuck a couple more small branch sections under the bow facing down to create a nice finishing touch and attach using glossy accents..

 

a closer look at my white on white handmade floral card idea with loads of dimension in the bright flower bouquet on the white background all thanks to dies from Rubbernecker
Using the foliage to create a frame is something different that I’ve never done before but I really like how it turned out.  

 
5320D Nested Scallop w/ Half Holes
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Nested Rounded Corner Rectangle Die…
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5218D Rectangle Combo OPC #3 Die Cut
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5301-02D Organic Shapable Posy Die
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Color Fuse Set #5
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
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Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Amazon.com: Ben Collection 1/4″ X 50…
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Save the basic idea for this white on white handmade floral card idea and whenever you have any leftover flower die cuts, try this out! This makes a perfect wedding card, sympathy card, birthday card – now that I think about it, there aren’t many occasions for which this kind of card would be perfect!

Super Cute White on White Bee Cards

There is something just so cheerful about bees and what better way to show you can’t WAIT for spring than to make and send some cute bee cards? I loved pairing this little fellow with the honeycomb die cut and the bright pops of yellow and black make all the elements really stand out.  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Honeycomb Die, Bee With Hive, Grass #2 and Kittie Says Friends.

bee cards made using dies from Rubbernecker for the honeycomb background and little flower and bee in bold  black and yellow

Card Base, Honeycomb Layer and Sentiment

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and Honeycomb layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back borders of the Honeycomb layer.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to several key spots on the back of the Honeycomb layer to keep it from collapsing down on the card base.
  • Attach the Honeycomb layer to the front of the card base.
  • Secure the stamp and cardstock in the MISTI, apply Nocturne ink and stamp the sentiment.
  • Trim the sentiment to create a slim strip and cut a bright yellow strip and attach them together using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the sentiment layer and attach it to the Honeycomb layer.

The Bee and Flower

  • Use bright yellow, black and vellum to cut the bee sections.
  • Assemble the bee sections and attach them together using glossy accents.  Note:  I like using vellum to create the translucence wings.
  • Cut the flower sections using bright yellow cardstock, the flower center using brown cardstock and the stems and grass using green cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply Citrus ink to the front flower section and keep the second flower bright yellow.
  • Attach the shaded flower to the bright yellow flower using glossy accents.
  • Place the brown flower center face down on a molding pad and gently form it using a large round stylus.
  • Attach the brown flower center to the flower using a small piece of mounting tape.
  • Attach the flower to the stem using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the flower and grass sprigs in behind the sentiment layer and attach it to the Honeycomb layer.

bold black and yellow bees and flowers are the key elements on these white on white bee cards made using dies from Rubbernecker

I plan to make a small stack of these bee cards and then add greetings in black on the white and yellow banner for different reasons. Think about who you know who would get a kick out of this card and plan to send one today!

 
5304-03D Honeycomb Die
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5324-01D Bee with Hive Die
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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3327 Kittie Says Friends
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Versafine Clair Nocturne Pad
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Color Fuse Set #2
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Scor-Tape 1/4′ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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New & Improved Mini MISTI Laser…
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40 lb. Vellum – 25 pk, Bazzill
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A Sparkly White on White Christmas Card Idea

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.

A white on white Christmas card idea with white sparkly paper die cuts arranged in a die cut oval

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.

 

A stunning card based on my white on white Christmas card idea showing a wintry scene made from die cuts inside a die cut window

The Sparkle

  • 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.

A details image of my white on white Christmas card idea showing the layering of the evergreen trees, greenery and a deer all in white using die cuts from Rubbernecker

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.

My white on white Christmas card idea showing a selection of sparkly and plain white die cuts arranged in a wintry scene inside a die cut oval

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!

 
5165D Tree in Oval
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5336-02D Winter Deer In Circle Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Stars Die 5127D
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue -…
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Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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I hope you enjoyed seeing this white on white Christmas card idea and that you are inspired to make one of your own.