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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
Using the foliage to create a frame is something different that I’ve never done before but I really like how it turned out.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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