Tuesday, 17 November 2015

White Christmas

Beccy of Beccy's Place inspired me to try my hand at a white on white Christmas card for her Month of Holiday cards challenge.

Edited to explain how I suspended my snowflake ornament in the aperture on my card:
I cut the snowflak twice from heat-embossed cardstock. I adhered a small piece of double-sided tape in the middle of each snowflake and liquid glue on the delicate parts. I then placed a long thread from top to bottom and put my second snowflake on top. I adhered the thread at the top and bottom to the backside of my circle frame using another piece of double-sided tape, snipped off the extra lengths of thread and adhered the combined frame and snowflake to the front of my card. I had used the smaller of the two circle dies to cut the aperture from the front of my card. Because the snowflake fits snugly in the aperture, you cannot see the thread I've used to attach it between the card and the circle frame.

Neenah solar white cardstock
Stitched circle dies (SSS) - I used two sizes to cut my circle frame
Snowflake stencil (SSS)
Embossing paste (Marabu CreaPaste, Fine sand)
Snowflake die (SSS) - cut twice to sandwich a thread in between
and to make it look pretty on both sides
Judi Kins Irridescent embossing powder
Sentiment stamp (SSS - Small Folded Banners)
White embossing powder (SSS)
Versamark embossing ink

The Paper Players - 271 CAS Christmas card



  1. Beautifully done! Love the simplicity of this and all of the white. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

  2. A lovely creation and so crisp and elegant in white Marianne.

    B x

  3. Wow... I LOVE your white on white card Marianne, it's gorgeous! I just love how you've showcased the beautiful snowflake in the cut out circle. I also like the embossing and the addition of the vellum strip for your sentiment. Gorgeous!

  4. Oh, boy, this is luxe and I'm intrigued by how you did that, Marianne! Is there acetate used that the snowflake is attached to ... not sure how you layer a thread? I'd love a video or photo tutorial of this beautiful card!! Email me if you do one, please. Thank you for your visit today and for the head's up about V's challenge! I edited my post to add it! Enjoy your day!! I hope hubby is doing well and your shoulder is feeling better! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Really gorgeous design Marianne.

    Hugs diane

  6. Wow, wow, wow!! I love the white on white and your snowflake is beautiful! Great use of the vellum for your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

  7. Thank you for the edit, Marianne! It still took a few reads over and over to "get it," but I think I have it and I hope to try it soon. It's so very cool!!

  8. What a gorgeous card, Marianne! White on white is always so elegant and crisp--perfect for a holiday card. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  9. Hello Marianne,

    Ohhh I have been THINKING about doing some white on white cards and then to see yours, well lets just say that you're an inspiration and I'm going to be thinking of you when I make mine.

    Your card is simply lovely - will be one of the ones that gets displayed long after the holidays, I'm sure.


  10. What a gorgeous card - and such a clever way to suspend that snowflake! I guess I have to bookmark this post and return to it!

  11. HOLY MOLY that is as clever as it is beautiful which is saying something for sure!!! (glad you explained... i'd been thinking there was a wand involved...) :) :) :)

    ps: still chuckling at your JB comment about the offcuts box... sounds like serendipity in action to me!!! ♥

  12. Simply gorgeous...I love every single thing about this card! A true labor of love and it was worth every minute of it! Thanks for sharing this with is at the Paper Players this week!