Wednesday 22 September 2010

#33 White on White

There is a colour theme over at I ♥ Promarkers this week, or should that be a ‘non-colour’ theme? LOL. Yes, that’s right, the only colour allowed this week is on the image itself. Forget all those printed papers lying expectantly in your cupboards, they are not needed today. Now don’t panic!!!! The idea of white on white is not as daunting as you might think – after all, how many times have you grabbed for cardstock and found it a slightly different shade of white to what you were using? Then there is texture. Add a good dose of that and with your varying shades of white cards & papers you could end up with one very classy looking card. Well, that is the theory….LOL, and what is more, it could be particularly useful for Christmas cards if you need to get yet another done!

The DT are all using images from Digi Doodle for their ‘white on white ‘cards and I have chosen to use ‘Angel 1’. I printed her out twice, once onto card and once onto vellum. On the vellum angel, I turned the image over and carefully worked onto the reverse side with an embossing tool to highlight the feathers on the wings before cutting it out. Embossing also gave a bit of shape to the wings as well as whitening them. I then coloured the card image to show the shaded areas of her robes and again cut her out but this time her wings were removed too so that the card body could be attached to the vellum wings. Now, sucker for punishment that I am, I even kept my angel devoid of colour other than the bunch of flowers she is carrying and the garland around her head, & to these areas I added ’Summer’ Flower Soft for even more texture.

The cross consists of two layers, one of vellum onto which I pricked out a border before adding an embossed one, (all done on the reverse side), and this was mounted onto a slightly larger cross cut from pearlescent cardstock. I used the same pearlescent card for the embossed rectangle behind the cross and added ‘Star Dust’ Stickles over the proud surfaces for added interest. A Martha Stewart ‘Punch around the page’ gave a fabby border to very glossy photo paper when I couldn’t find my glossy cardstock for the layer behind that. Worked quite well though, and gave the same effect! I then popped flat-backed pearls (symbols of tears) onto the corners of the cross. Once done though, I had to photograph it with a black background, or you wouldn’t know where the card finished and the background began…LOL.

The vellum angel showing the detail on her wings.


CLP – design sketch (turned upside down, which creates a cross)

Alys – sparkle and glitter

Prairie Fairy – embossing

Fussy and Fancy – Christmas colours but anything goes (white as snow, red & green flowers)

Gingersnaps – GC70 –punches.

Our Daily Bread - white

Incy Wincy - white

Tuesday Taggers - it takes all sorts.

Well, that's all for today's post. There are currently a few 'white on white' challenges on the go. Why not join in? For more inspiration, do visit the other members of the DTs blogs to see how they created their cards for this week's challenge....and don't forget to use your Promarkers to colour your image in or your entry won't count!!!!!!!
Take care.

Tine :)


  1. I never made white on white but I love this, and the flower soft made it stand out. Thanks playing along with TT this week

  2. WOW, what a beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. This is stunning!! I so love your image and all the texture!! Gorgeous sympathy card. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!

  4. This is a stunning card hun - love it!
    Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
    Teri x

  5. stunning and stylish card...great embossing....thanks for joining Fairy Fun Friday!
    xxx Margreet

  6. Goodness, what a gorgeous card this is. Your take on the CLP sketch is so unique, thanks for joining us. The flower soft is so a pretty and sweet touch.

  7. Fabulous card hun. Wow it's just beautiful!!

    Big hugs

  8. Beautiful image and embossing.
    Thanks for playing FFF
    Sue x

  9. Ohhh this is sooo pretty! Thank you for joining us in the ODBD Shining Light Challenge! Have a nice weekend!

  10. Wow! This is GORGEOUS! I love how everything is white and only the flowers have color!!! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!


  11. That's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at TT this week!