Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Sizzix white Christmas card

Hello everyone, and a very warm welcome to Aimee who is joining us as a new follower this week. I've just had a few days away in Chester with my teacher daughter who is on half term this week. Life is so hectic and it was great to have some time to chill out together, eat too much food, and get a start on some Christmas shopping. I'm so excited to be expecting my latest PTI delivery this week, but whilst I am waiting, I decided to play along with the current challenge over at the  Holly Jolly Christmas challenge which is to use white on white. This is quite a challenge for me as I always want to mat white with a colour to add some contrast but I pulled out some old Sizzix dies and embossing folders and came up with this card.





I made it as a tall plain card and although it is hard to see in the photo, I stamped some diagonal stripes on the base card with Versamark ink, to echo the stripes on the ribbon. I embossed and cut the focal embellishments and rounded the corners of the central one, before adding the die cut 'Happy' to the card. Everything looked too flat until I added some sparkle to the Happy, tree baubles and Santa hat with my Wink of Stella glitter pen



and this livened things up a little. I was so tempted to add some little red rhinestones as tree baubles and Santa nose, but I managed to walk away from the table and stay within the challenge. Does anyone have any tips for photographing white on white cards? I found it really hard!

I'm also going to enter this into the Christmas Card challenge which is to use bows.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful card. One might think that all that white would be dull, but your embossing and glitter makes it perky and interesting. Sorry, no photo tips from me. I am the worst.

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  2. Brilliant Carol, love the added sparkle.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. Wow, Carol you did great with white on white! Love this ! Enjoy your time with your daughter!

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  4. Oh wow Carol what a beautiful white on white card its absolutely gorgeous huggles hun Sue xxx

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  5. I absolutely love monochrome cards for their texture & overall classic look. This one really delivers!

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  6. Very elegant card!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  7. Lovely card Carol. Great design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy

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Thanks,
Carol x

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