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!
White on white card designs are so elegant and are lovely to use for any occasion-birthday-wedding-sympathy-thank you. Adding a tiny touch of color creates interest but doesn’t take away from the overall white on white design. My project today was made using the RubberneckerCircle Lattice and Best Friends.
The Circle Lattice Frame
Cut the card base and circle lattice frame using white cardstock.
Remove all the negative parts and pieces of the circle lattice using a paper piercer.
Apply strips of mounting tape around the back of the circle lattice frame and attach it to the card base.
The Flowers and Sentiment
I fully intended to pull out one of my Rubbernecker flower sets to create this card. As I was removing all the negative pieces from the circle lattice frame I noticed how most of the pieces were shaped like flower petals. It struck me that I could create a pretty small flower with those pieces.
Punch out 1/4″ circles to use as the flower base.
Use green cardstock to cut a small section of the circle lattice to use for the leaves.
Attach the white petals all the way around the circle base using glossy accents to create the flower.
Apply gloss accents to two green petals and attach them under and in between the white flower petals.
Punch out bright pink 1/8″ circles to use as flower centers and attach to the flowers using glossy accents.
Cut a strip of white cardstock, stamp the sentiment using versa and emboss with gold embossing powder.
Attach the sentiment to the front of the circle lattice frame using pieces of mounting tape.
Finish by attaching the flowers to the circle lattice frame using glossy accents.
I love creating white on white card designs. There is something so elegant about the simplicity that is striking and pleasing to the eye. I thought I would share this Pinterest link to show more white on white inspiration. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great week.
Apply a piece of masking tape to a piece of scrap cardstock.
Cut the circle out of the masked cardstock.
Remove the cardstock and attach the circle mask to the white layer.
Apply layers of Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade ink using a blender brush to create the the sunset.
Remove the mask.
The Deckle Hills
Cut two Deckle Hills. Attach the back layer to the sunset layer using ATG adhesive and the front layer using strips of mounting tape.
Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sunset layer and attach it to the card base.
The Leaves and Branches
Cut the Winter Tree using white cardstock.
Cut the Tiny Leaves using white cardstock.
Use mini applicators to apply Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade ink to the leaves.
Apply Mustard Seed ink over each leaf to blend in the three colors.
Attach the leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree, tuck it in behind the ground layer and attach to the card base.
Apply a few rolled glue dots behind a few key leaves to secure the branches to the card base.
Finish the card by attaching a few loose falling leaves to the scene using glossy accents.
I enjoyed making this white on white autumn falling leaves card with the big orange sunset. I so love making cards with a few touches of color against an all white background. Here is a link to a white on white Christmas card with touches of red and green. Here’s a link to a Pinterest page with white on white card inspiration. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.
The snowflake background was cut and then I cut an oval opening in it for my scene. I cut the oval frame and attached it with double stick tape. I added snow layers to the back of the oval frame along with the back row of fir trees. The larger rectangle frame was attach to the snowflake background with double stick tape. Thin strips of mounting tape were attached to the back of both the rectangle and oval frames and then I attached it to the card base.
The deer and the front fir trees were attached to the scene with mounting tape . It was hard for me to get good clear pictures that showed all the detail. I took a couple close-ups from both sides to show not only the detail but the dimension of the scene.
I love how this turned out. There is something so calming to me about all white images against a soft blue background. I think the snowflake frame adds another pretty element of dimension.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoy your Sunday.
Good Monday morning. I have a white on white winter nature scene to share with you today. I love making cards with an all white background with touches of color added. The white seems to make the colors pop. I used the Impression Obsession Forest die, Cardinals set, Pine Sprigs and the frame was made using the All-in One Frames Rectangles 2.
I hand cut two sections of ground snow with deckle scissors and attached them to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I applied double stick tape all the way around the back of the frame and then attached the forest section in place. I added thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.
I attached the cardinals in the trees using rolled up glue dots. I tucked several pieces of pine sprigs in between the snow layers and attached them with glossy accents. I used a tiny brush to apply snowy tips on the pine sprigs using white gesso. It amazes how just a few small colorful pieces show up so beautifully against the white. They bring the scene to life.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.
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