Monday, 10 December 2012

White As Snow

Good morning folks, hoping you all had a lovely weekend. Mine was quite busy with family stuff and a meal out on Saturday which made me feel rather tired yesterday as we got home late and I always find that's when my age catches up with me lol.
Today we have the second of the Pot Pourri challenges chosen by the lovely Caz over at Make My Monday and this week the theme is a White On White Christmas card which I have to say I struggled with somewhat as it's not something I do very often. I went for lots of texture and sparkle but unusually for me, there is no stamping!!!
Here's my creation and hope you like it.

It was really hard to take a decent photo of this so in the end, I balanced it on 2 red cushions as it showed up a little better. You may need to click on the pic to see all the detail as there is quite a lot.
I made the background by swiping a square of white card with White Opal liquid Pearls and Diamond Stickles using my trusty Paper Artsy splodger. When dry it looks lovely and pearly. I then embossed the top area with the Cuttlebug large polka dot folder and attached this to the card blank.
I then used my new Sissix snowflake die (an incredible bargain at £6.49 in our new Hobby Craft store!!!) to cut out some layered snowflakes from white card. I embossed the large one with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and added frosting using Ranger sticky embossing powder and Distress Stickles Rock Candy dry glitter. I added brushed on Liquid Pearls in some places and on the smaller snowflake then added pearls to the large one.
I cut out some letters to spell my sentiment with the Tim Holtz Upon A Time strip die and glittered these up with Icicle Stickles. They've gone a bit pink in the photo but the glitter glue actually has gold flecks in it. I attached these on the flat area at the base of the card and added the die cut snowflakes with foam tape to finish.

Hope you're all doing better with your Christmas preparations than me because as usual other things (such as VAT returns - ugh!) have got in the way and made me behind.
Have a great week.
Fliss xx
PS: Don't forget that my CANDY ends today so if you haven't yet entered you need to be quick!

Some challenges for my card:
Christmas Card Challenges - Die Cuts
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge - Snowflakes
Just Us Girls - Embossing
My Time To Craft - Non Traditional Christmas Colours


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Fliss the snowflake is beautiful. Caroline xxx

Kim. said...

Very pretty card, the snowflake is lovely and the white on white looks great. Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft.
Kim xXx

Sue said...

Some art is difficult to photograph in a way that shows it to its best advantage. You did well here!
We had a sprinkle of snow, there may be more on the way....can't help smiling at the thought.


Karon said...

This is so wonderful Fliss - love it - so elegant. TFS

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the snowflake and what a bargain! Trace x

craftattack said...

Lovely card. We have white on white all over just now, nature has sent us lots of snow! Hugs, Valerie

Paper Profusion said...

Verry elegant card Fliss - love its CAS style. Nicola x

Anonymous said...

White on white is such a favourite of mine.
Such an elegant card Fliss.

cledonism said...

I love a bit of white on white Fliss and your glittery snowlake is gorgeous. I'm hoping that it doesn't snow though - well not until Christmas Eve anyway! Vicky x

Sonia said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Fliss:)
Beautiful big snowflake:)

Sherry Kushibab said...

Nice to see what can be done without any stamping. Love the sparkle and texture. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for the Christmas Challenge.

Suzi B said...

Hi Fliss, that snowflake die looks fantastic, bargain! The background looks pretty amazing too.
Hope you catch up with all your Christmas preperations as well as the dreaded VAT :)
Suzi B xx

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card Fliss - lots of lovely texture and embossing - Jacqueline xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A very stylish card, great winter feeling.

Mynnette said...

This is oh so gorgeous! LOVE all the shimmer and your snowflake dies are amazing! Beautiful! :)

craftyeyes said...

very elegant card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x