Wednesday, December 26, 2012

White-on-white Snowflake

Time for the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop!  This time the challenge is to create a white-on-white card.  Here's the description:

The color white evokes a feeling of clean crispness that can't be replicated with any other color.  With winter and snow upon us, there couldn't be a more perfect time to embrace this beautiful color and the blank canvas it creates.  With color taken out of the creative equation, there is no limit to what you can do.  Your challenge is to create a white-on-white card.  While you can add small pops of color or touches of neutrals, the main focus of your project should be the color white.  Layer die-cuts, mix textures created with impression plates, combine multiple ribbon styles, dazzle with rhinestones & pearls, think white heat-embossed patterns and so much more.  Let your creativity take the lead as you create your white masterpiece!

So soothing and pretty, isn't it?  Click on the inspiration picture to see the photo credits on Nichole Heady's blog.  I decided to pull out both Snowfall stamp sets for my card, since a white-on-white palette just screams snow to me.   Besides, I'm still on a snowman/snowflake kick.  :)  Check out my previous December blog posts to see more.




I punched four sizes of snowflakes and stamped them in Fresh Snow, sprinkling glitter on each while they were still wet.  (in hindsight, I should have used a glue pad since it isn't sticking too well)  Then I simply layered them together after slightly bending the edges for dimension.  In the center, I put a white button threaded with white embroidery floss and silver metallic floss.  I embossed the background with a snowflake folder for more texture, and then I embossed my sentiments in silver on some diecut banners.  It's quite pretty in person!

Stamps:  Snowfall, Snowfall Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink); VersaMark
Misc:  Snowflake punches (Marvy Uchida); Double-Ended Banners dies (Papertrey Ink); silver embossing powder, white button (Papertrey Ink); white embroidery floss (DMC); silver metallic fine braid (Kreinik); Carrara Marble glitter (Martha Stewart); Snowflakes embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

12 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty - I LOVE the silver embossing and the pretty silver twine ties it all together!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovin'in the textures on your card. Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the embossed BG with your snowflake embellie!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Really pretty - love the design of your card & the sentiment banners!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Pretty! Love the layers and textures

    ReplyDelete
  6. LOVE this card! Your layered, glittered snowflakes are just wonderful & love how you did the sentiment!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is really nice. Love the snowflakes and the sentiment.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the layering! Great take on the challenge!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it!