Study in White

While roaming around the internet, I stumbled across a card making challenge from a couple of years ago that really intrigued me. It was called “Winterland Celebration,” and the challenge was to make an entirely white card (other than the sentiment). While mine isn’t strictly white only, it’s still very close and “reads” as a white card, I think.

Mel's Card Corner | Happy White Card

I decided to add a bit of a blue swash of color behind my sentiment instead of going for a completely white look. The blue swash is actually much more subtle in person than it appears in the photo. I created it with a B0000 Copic marker and then blended it out with the 0 colorless blender.

Mel's Card Corner | Happy White Card

I was inspired to use a stacked die cut on this card thanks to a Friday Feature technique video posted over on StampNation by Laurel Beard. To create my stacked die cut, I used the In a Word: Happy Cutaway die from Winnie & Walter. I cut seven layers out from a piece of white Stamper’s Select card stock from Papertrey Ink. Once I had them all cut out, I adhered them all together to form one large stack. This was to help my focal point pop off the white background.

To bring some added interest to my card since it was going to basically be all white, I embossed some snowflakes on the background. I stamped three different snowflakes from the Snowflakes-a-Plenty stamp set from Inkadinkado using VersaMark ink. I put them all around the card other than the area where I planned to place my stacked die cut. I then added some Sparkle embossing powder from Recollections. I think it’s been discontinued which makes me very sad because I absolutely love this embossing powder for winter cards.

Before adding my stacked die cut to the card, I stamped my little Christmas sentiment below where the die stack would sit. I wanted to stamp and emboss it first because I was afraid the stacked die cut might interfere with my acrylic block. The sentiment came from the Christmas mini stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Since the challenge allowed for the use of one color other than white for the sentiment, I opted to emboss mine using Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

Mel's Card Corner | Happy White Card

For a little more added interest, I decided to emboss my stacked die cut, too. I just coated my stacked die cut with VersaMark using a direct to paper technique. I then added more of the Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it.

To finish my card, I adhered it to an A2 card base made from more of the Stamper’s Select card stock using some Big Momma foam tape from Simon Says Stamp. I really like using this foam tape when I want a little dimension, but not as much as the 3M Scotch foam tape adds. The Big Momma tape is half the thickness of the Scotch tape.

I really had fun making this card. Making a white card is much more difficult than I’d anticipated, but I definitely want to give it another try and not use the swash of color on it. I think this card would have been fine without it since I ultimately ended up embossing the stacked die cut, but I was just afraid of no color at all. LOL

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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  1. Deborah Frings says:

    I love this white on white card – so perfectly clean, simple and elegant. And the shimmer on the snowflakes is fab. Thanks so much for playing along with our Pick a Previous Theme at 52CCT this week!

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