Saturday, 9 January 2016

White on white

Having just taken down the Christmas cards from last year, here is the first one for next year. 
It has taken me three goes to get this right but I am happy with it now. 

I embossed a piece of vellum (or something similar) with a snowflake folder which gives a parchment craft like look without all the effort. It would show up better on a coloured background but as this card is to be white on white, I will keep that up my sleeve for another day. 
I had to go away and ponder overnight. You can't stamp on the vellum as it doesn't dry. I tried that and then had to trim off the bottom as I'd smudged the words.Then I remembered this corner trimmer which makes the edges look finished. 
The vellum is only attached with a strip of double sided tape on the back of the card so it doesn't show through on the front.
I've never made a card with an overlay before but I don't think this will be the last time.  
I've added a touch of glitter to the snowflakes and also to the words. 

I'm not sure if you can see it but trust me it's there. It just adds a delicate sparkle. 

I'd like to enter this in to the Merry Monday challenge. White on white. 


and the AAA Cards challenge - use Glitter.  I hardly ever use glitter, I'm not sure why not. Especially looking at some of the inspiration cards.



  1. Such a beautiful, delicate card. Very pretty embossed panel using the vellum. You put it all together so flawlessly.

  2. Your perseverance paid off. End result is just beautiful!

  3. beautiful...I love white on white and I guess this is lovely and sparkly in real life! head start on Christmas 2016...good for you!

  4. So gorgeous! Love the little bit of sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  5. Simplicity is the charm of this really pretty card. Well done for getting going for next Christmas!

  6. Gorgeous, Alison! The parchment snowflakes are amazing! A beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  7. The embossed layer is beautiful on your layered card! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

  8. Really pretty all white design and embossing.

    Hugs Diane

  9. This is just lovely! I adore the white on white....something I am rarely brave enough to attempt!! :) The embossed vellum as an overlay is very effective and pretty. I bet the sparkle of the glitter looks fabulous IRL.

    You can stamp on vellum if you carefully heat emboss it. But your idea of cutting off the smudged stamping and putting the sentiment on the base was a wonderful save and looks fabulous.....maybe even better than the original plan!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Have a lovely day!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. This is one of my most favourite techniques and I love how the snowflakes sparkle so nicely. Thanks for playing along with us at a AAA Cards.

  11. The effect of the dry embossing on a vellum is amazing! I should try it! I usually stamp on a vellum using StazOn ink.
    Thanks for sharing and for the lovely comment on my blog too!

  12. A beautiful card Alison. The glitter looks very pretty on the snowflakes.

    A big wave from your new follower. Barbxx

  13. Gorgeous card I love the white on white - really classy !! And I'm glad you liked the inspiration :) Thanks so much for sharing at AAA cards!


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