Wednesday, 30 October 2013

One day..................

....................I'll be brave enough to make a totally 'white on white' card. This actually started off with those intentions but then I got side tracked :)
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- silky matt red mirri card

- white backing card embossed with Crafts-Too 'Lattice' embossing folder

- Memory Box 'Glowing Candles' die, cut once in white and then again in sparkly silver sticky backed paper. The silver pieces were then painstakingly peeled apart to fill in the gaps  in the white die - I'll never learn about saving time!

- the oval was cut with a Nestie from the Floral Ovals die set. This set is so popular right now, I keep seeing it pop all over Blogland, and rightly so as it's lovely

- the sentiment is Craftwork cards, popped onto a silver sparkly oval and then onto a scalloped matt red mirri oval - both punched with my usual SU punches

- some red and silver Josy Rose nail heads to finish off

The 'white on white' will happen soon I promise :) If only 'cos this place seems to be overflowing with white snippets - mind you, I reckon WOW will be murder to photograph, this one was bad enough.

Another one for the Christmas card box - I peeked at them yesterday and realised that a lot of recent ones still need inserts though. So that's gonna be one mind-numbingly exciting session here ASAP.

Di
x

26 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Di. LOVE the candle die and need to add to my wish list :) The silver glitter really kicks it up a notch! Loll xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, Di, all mine need inserts trying to get inspired for the poem as always write one it is on my list...
..and yes love white on white when others do not done it yet! Shaz in oz.x # no number yet

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh but that is SOOOO pretty. Love all the glitz. LOVE it.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Lovely Christmas card in white
love it
hugs Tamara

mamapez5 said...

Well you nearly managed it didn't you. I can't get to grips with white on white either. But you have made a lovely card, and hopefully enjoyed doing it, and that's what matters! Kate x

Jules said...

Tee hee Di.. .. I don't think I have ever done a "totally" white on white project either. I always sneak another colour in there too LOL!!

Your card is lovely and deserved extra points for all the patience involved in adding the silver paper pieces .. .. I thought it was glitter to begin with!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Sue - said...

Beautiful! The touch of red really enhances the white and silver. Must put that die on my wish list too!

Irene said...

Stunning Di, I love the added silver - it's perfect.
Thank you for the tip about the fork.
luv
irene
xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, Di. I like the touch of red and silver with the white - very elegant. Have fun with the inserts :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Planetsusie said...

This is striking Di - I love the touch of red to bring the card to life. Great choice of dies and embossing board. I know what you mean about the inserts - last time I was caught out (because I hadn't made the inserts) I promised myself I would finish a card off in total every time I made one - three months' later have I any totally finished cards ...... have I heck!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Sue said...

Love that die and the touch of red you have used Di, and the embossing is gorgeous. Know what you mean about inserts I have a box full with no insides LOL huggles Sue xxx

Twiglet said...

Just had a peek at some of your Christmas card posts - so pretty. I hope I have a brainwave soon about my own C cards. x Jo

Bonnie said...

I know what you mean, Di! I usually have to add a bit of color. I don't know why. I love all white or cream cards! I love the bit of red on this! Pretty candles too!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
such a very pretty card. Love those candles.
i have just entered my second card of the week.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

Mrs A. said...

Ooooooo Miss this is sumfinck else indeedy. Love the whole concept of the card. I bought this candle die and haven't used it yet. I must stop playing with cardboard and get down to some serious stuff.
Hugs Mrs A.

Anonymous said...

Ah,the not-quite-whitey-whitey card looks fabulous Di LOL!
Love the addition of the silver and red :)
Hugs,Nessa xxx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, looks great with the silver glitter, next time grit your teeth or take them out, and you will get there, lol.
It will be just like you were with LIM, and once you started you were hooked.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Di this is simply gorgeous x

jimlynn said...

Stunning card!! Love all the white on here and just the right amount of color.
Lynn

MaryH said...

How I love this candle die. It's so perfect paired with this floral oval & your silver shine was so beautiful with this. I know you were going for white on white, but truly, this is just stunning. So I loved it just as it turned out. Wonderful effect. TFS & thanks for the blog tip. Gotta check the 'gray heads' too...maybe that is the diff in my list & the spreadsheet cause I don't have those names. Hugs

Karen Petitt said...

So pretty Di. I'm too afraid to attempt a WOW card - the thought just makes me jittery. Love the sparkly silver bits - worth the work xx

Kimbo said...

This is gorgeous Di and I love the sparkly candles x

Debs Willis said...

lovely, even if it went 'off-plan' with the addition of a bit of colour!
Hugs
Debs x

Hettie said...

Bootiful Miss. Love the hints of colour.
I am always afraid of doing a WOW card that I will get ink on it somewhere!
Hugs
xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's stunningly gorgeous, Di, and so very, very close to w-o-w! You know you can do it!! Hugs, Darnell

Viv's Visuals said...

Candle die is another on the wish list... not bad for a white on white card Di.. LOL can you do some inserts for me too???? Think I may resort to a 'Seasons Greetings' stamped directly on the inside....