Tuesday, December 18, 2018

White Winter Scene

I just received the die set I used to make this card and I HAD to try it out! The beauty of white on white cards has always been something I've wanted to try and this set was perfect to give it a go!  Here is my card:

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Essentials by Ellen, Alpine Window, #EEDIEJ-131-18
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Paper Snowflakes, Mini, #661599
White, White Shimmer, and White Glitter Card
Dimensional Dots
Red Liner Tape

The first step in making this card was cutting out all of the round pieces.  The first two layers were cut out of regular white card stock and the final layer was cut from shimmer white, which is the same card I used to layer onto the white card.  It has a slight vanilla tint to it but isn't as strong as actual vanilla, just a bit off white.  Once everything is cut, you end up with the first layer - the mountains, the second layer - the trees, and finally the house layer.  I trimmed down a panel of the shimmer white card and attached it to the white card base, setting it aside to dry.  As I built the scene, I added dimensional dots which had been cut into halves to fit on the rim of the cuts, and I  built the scene before attaching it to the card so I'd be able to manipulate the paper as needed.

Once I finished the scene, I decided it needed a bit more sparkle and I cut out
Close Up of the detail
the smallest snowflakes from the Tim Holtz set, using white glitter card, chose two and attached them to the scene, one hanging down from the top and one attached to the yard.  I used red liner tape to attach the top snowflake behind the house layer.  Once the assembly was done, I glued the whole thing to the white shimmer card base.  In retrospect, I would have done things a bit differently but that's why I make a card for the first time; to see how I could enhance the card.  I think I would have cut all the pieces out of scrap card to see how they actually worked together before attempting a final card, but I am learning!  What is your take on white on white cards?   How about dimensional scenes such as this?  What has your experience been?


I so appreciate you visiting my little blog, especially this time of year when the holidays are closing in and we are all rushing about trying to get last minute stuff done.  This year I am trying to not get so frazzled and enjoy the spirit of the season instead of all the insanity we put upon ourselves.  I want to show you every single card I've made but I have an entire pile that need pictures and posts written about them so what is the worst that will happen if I don't get to all of them?   I have a head start on next year's cards!  That works for me. ~ Fondly, Christi

I have a terrible cold and I am a bit behind with entering my cards in challenges - I'm sorry!! I am entering my White Winter Scene card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge - M, #285, Winter Scene
Daring Cardmakers - Snowflakes Falling
Cardz TV - #78, Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - #400, Happy Holidays
Dies R Us Challenge - #111, Anything Christmas
The Crafter's Cafe - #210, Glitter and/or Christmas
HLS Anything Goes with Dies - Anything Goes, entry #2

10 comments:

  1. Just stunning Christi! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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  2. White on white is one of my favorite things & this card is just gorgeous!! I'm so glad you shared it with us for our "Christmas" challenge at Dies R Us!

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  3. Your white on white card is so pretty. Love the white wintery scene. I used a snowflake die similar to yours for some ornament tags. Glad I stopped by. Hope you get to feeling better. Merry Christmas!

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  4. Very pretty! Thank you for joining our “Happy Holidays” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

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  5. This is so pretty! I love the white on white. Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  6. Its wonderful card!
    Happy holidays ! 🎄

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  7. So classy and elegant! Thank you for entering our challenge at Brown Sugar and good luck! Alina DT

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  8. Lovely work, Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Hugs
    Meena HLS DT

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