A White Christmas

I haven’t joined in with Simply Less Is More for ages, and as they want ed Christmas card this week I couldn’t pass that up now could I!!  Their theme is White on White Christmas, which is actually harder than it sounds as there are so many shades of white available.  But using the sketch at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown for inspiration, I came up with this:

Interestingly, with the exception of the card blank and the glitter heart, all the other cardstock used is exactly the same, GinaK Pure Luxury White, yet they all look like different shades of white!  I started by placing as many different snowflake stamps on a large block as I could, stamping with Versamark and then heat embossing with TH Holographic Clear embossing powder to make the large backing piece which was then edged in silver ink.  Four squares were punched out and then embossed in different folders, edged in the silver ink again and mounted on foam tape.  The heart is a Provocraft die and was cut from white glitter card.  The sentiment is from a Recollections set and was embossed with Recollections Sparkly EP before being cut out with a Spellbinders die from the Ribbon Trio pack.  A bit of clear white, sparkly edged ribbon was added before wrapping it around the main panel and then popping on to the card blank.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank & Glitter card from Recollections ~ All other card from GinaK
  • Stamps: Inkadinkado ~ Hot off the Press ~ Recollections ~ Papermania
  • Ink: Versamark ~ ColorBox Platinum Silver
  • Embellies ~ Tim Holtz Holographic Clear Embossing Powder ~ Recollections Clear Sparkly Embossing Powder ~ Provocraft Embossing Folders ~ Boofle Embossing Folder ~ Ribbon from JoAnns
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Heat Gun ~ Provocraft Nested Heart Die ~ Spellbinders Ribbon Trio Dies

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Challenges:

Simply Less Is More ~ White on White Christmas

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown ~ Sketch

Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Ribbon Girl ~ Make It Sparkly

Crafting Musketeers Challenge ~ Christmas In October

17 thoughts on “A White Christmas

  1. Hi, just catching up after a couple of months in Italy. Did I miss something, is Christmas coming early this year, you’ve certainly been making lots of cards. Lovely as they are, you have me worried.

  2. Another wonderful Christmas card for the finished cards box!

    These white on white tones are grand…amazing how there are so many shades of white.
    I must try an all white card as sometimes it seems that we paper crafters spend hours trying to match our whites…this would be fun…mixing the whites and just matching certain areas as needed.

    Your card looks very elegant!

  3. Oh my! This is so beautiful. Love all the different embossed squares, the sparkle on the heart and the pretty snowflakes. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    PS – Was so nice to actually meet you on Saturday x

  4. Really stunning card Brenda and so classy and elegant! Beautiful example of a white on white card, executed perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  5. Beautiful white on white – thanks for sharing for Crating Musketeers ‘Christmas in October’, Hazel, DT – and also for my CHNC challenge extra for October – hope to see more of your Christmas crafting soon. x

  6. Another gorgeous card Brenda! I agree that sometimes white on white is much more challenging that it seems it should be – but you did it fabulously. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  7. What a beautiful take on our sketch challenge. The mix of embossing folders and embellishments adds so much texture and gives your card a lovely vintage feel. Thank you for playing along at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

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