Tuesday, 6 January 2015

White on White Card


Man... I feel like I'm on a crafting mission right now. Two weeks off from work has certainly agreed with me. Not looking forward to going back tomorrow and I will miss my little boy terribly. We've had such fun together. However, I am very fortunate that I work part-time... I just have to get through the next three days... how hard can it be?? :)

Over at Cheery Lynn Design Inspiration Blog they're having a White on White Challenge, this is something I have never tried before so I thought I'd give it a go. All you have to do to enter is incorporate one of their dies into your project - done and done!!

I love their dies and I'm fortunate enough to have a few to choose from. So here is my make:



I've used two of my favourite dies for this card, the English Tea Party Doily and the Fancy Flourish (Left). Both have been so useful in many projects I've done this year, particularly the doily, as it was used for my friends wedding invites just under a year a go for a wonderful shabby chic style invite. They had a Country Estate House style wedding so this doily suited it beautifully.

Flourishes, also, are one of those 'must-have' things to have in your stash of dies, and plenty of companies do them. But... if you had to pick one, this should be it! It's perfect for any type of project you're working on. Beautifully elegant, can be used in a piece in it's own right or blended into the background to add interest to a project, under a spray of flowers, mixed media texture etc.



Though this project is white on white, I did still want to create texture, depth and layers. So I used Rock Candy Stickles and Prima Glitter Glass in Pearl all over the flowers for the wintery frost feel. Then just the Stickles here and there over the flourish. I raised the doily to add shadow and depth, left the flourishes free of the page instead of stuck down.



The Pearls did look very white to me when making this but my guess is they're actually ivory, which the camera has picked up, or they're reflecting a colour from somewhere when the photo was being taken, but still they look incredibly pretty (and white on the card).

I've left the card blank from sentiment as I felt it didn't really need it. That way it has a multiple of uses when the time comes for it to go to a new home.

Another point to mention, which had never occurred to me until doing a card like this, but is how cost effective it is to make. Materials wise it has cost two sheets of white A4 paper (4p), a blank white card (20p) a few trimmings (30p approx) and tapes/glues (20p). You could get away without the trimmings but even with it all in, it's still a bargain!! Highly recommend this style if you need a card on a budget ;)

Right my lovelies, I'm off to bed. Back to early nights again - yawn :) But I will see you tomorrow for a very exciting post and the launch of the first challenge at Craft Gals Challenge Corner.
TTFN,
Georgie xxx

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24 comments

  1. I love white on white and this is stunning xx Jan

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  2. So Pretty and elegant. Thanks for sharing your entry in the cheery lynn challenge.

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  3. This is beautiful Georgie, I'm not really a die cutter, but I know the amount of work and attention to detail you have put into this card, and it really shows - it's fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

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  4. What a fantastic card Georgie and your centrepiece is stunning. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  5. That must have taken some patience - but worth every moment it took - gorgeous white on white! Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx

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  6. Google keeps eating my comments! Your card is stunning, I love the beautiful doily in the background and those little flowers remind me of hydrangeas - they are gorgeous. Hope your first day back at work went well! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Wow! Your card is gorgeous!! I would say you rocked the white on white theme. Simply stunning! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week. I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

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  8. Oh how I love your pretty and elegant card! The design is really so so pretty! Thank you for joining us in our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! I've never done an all-white card before either. I've come close but mine had the image in colour! This is so elegant - I want to try this!

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  10. White on white is very elegant, your die cutting is amazing you must enjoy it a lot. Beautiful card, fab dimension, great embossed dots background and wonderful leaves. Have become a follower as i would like to see more of your beautiful projects :-) xxx

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  11. Oh so elegant, love white on white, stunner of a card.....think I may be missing how you made the central flower in your post?......but that could be me! Ruth x

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  12. Love the White card, it's so elegant, perfect for a wedding. Thanks for playing with us at SF.

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  13. Georgie, your card is stunning, lovely design and gorgeous flowers. Love the addition of the Stickles, a girl can never have too much sparkle. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  14. Wow for your WoW creation. A lovely card. Love all the tiny flowers. Hugz

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  15. Wow what a lovely card with so many different elements. Thanks for joining our sketch challenge ~ Michelle FS DT

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  16. I love monochromatic colour schemes and I especially love your white-on-white creation- just stunning! Thanks for playing along at Feeling Sketchy :-)

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  17. GORGEOUS card... white on white is so stunning. Love it. THanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy :D

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  18. This is gorgeous and so intricate! Thanks for joining us again at MMMC.

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  19. beautiful! i always find white on white is such a challenge for me, especially with layering. you, of course, nailed it! lovely. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  20. Beautifully elegant card - this would be so perfect for a wedding! Love all the detail! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  21. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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