Hello, Friends and Happy Hump Day! The Midweek Magnolias Design Team has a new challenge for you and we are continuing with our Christmas Challenges before we go on break. This week our Christmas theme is “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.” We want to see White-on-White cards or projects or lots of snow but your card/project should be mostly white.
Hop over to Midweek Magnolias for inspiration from the DT’s gorgeous creations and leave some love on their blogs. When you join us for the challenge you’ll have a chance to win a fabulous mystery prize from Magnolia Sweden.
I have to be honest; white-on-white is a challenge for me because I’m drawn to bold colors. But I had a go at this technique and really enjoyed making this card. I also probably took the white-on-white to the extreme as I think literally. I photographed my card with a colored background so that it wouldn't get lost and it makes a better impact.
I used Bazzill smooth cardstock for most of my elements. My card base is a Cameo cutting file called Nested Tag Frames by Alaa K. I cut two sizes and distressed them with SU Marina Mist ink. The large frame was horizontally scored in the middle to allow my card to stand on its own.
The smaller frame has several snowflakes stamped with Marina Mist and serves as the base for “Snowy Tilda" from A Christmas Story Collection. I colored her with Copics and gave her dress a snowflake pattern with my ultra-fine Sharpie Poster Paint Pen. I used the neutral tone Copic colors to shade the penned areas that have shadows. For Tilda’s scarf, mittens, and boots I applied some white Sparkly Fluff for texture and I left her mittens fingerless just to be a little different. Her snowflake is covered with Viva Décor Pearl Pen in Ice White and Stardust Stickles.
The other die cuts I used are by Magnolia, Marianne Designs and Memory Box. The Snowflake dies are new this year from Magnolia’s A Christmas Story Collection. The 3D Poinsettias by “A Little Hut” were cut with my Cameo and embellished with gold pearls. Some of these elements were also distressed with Marina Mist. Finally, I added a few white pearls to my rolled roses and snowflakes, a lace bow with a ribbon slide and some white feathers.
Here’s a close-up of Tilda.
Ink: Marina Mist, Stampin’ Up; Tuxedo Black Memento
Cardstock: Smooth White, Bazzill
Dies: Magnolia, Marianne Designs, Memory Box
Ribbon Slide: HOTP
I’m entering this project in the following Challenges:
Make It Monday – Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
I hope my card inspires you to join us this week at Midweek Magnolias. Happy crafting…