Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cuttlebug White Christmas card


Hi and welcome to my Blog :-)

I have had this idea running in my head to make an all-white, mostly Cuttlebugged card for Christmas, and this is what I came up with.  I LOVE all-white cards - they always seem to scream elegant - and I hope that I have gone some way in achieving that.

You can probably see how I made the card, but I shall explain a little of it - and if you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to either leave a comment or drop me an EMail (my addy is on the top LHS of my Blog).  

Firstly:  make sure your corner-punch the cardstock before you do the dry embossing so you don't squash or mark the embossing.

There are four layers to the card:  the base, the snowflakes embossing, the dots embossing and the trees.  To do the dots panel, I embossed my cardstock, then very, very carefully added a top and bottom Scor-Pal line between the dots (there isn't much room so you have to be very accurate making the line - if it's crooked, it looks pretty-ordinary!), then cut the cardstock just slightly under/above the line.  At first, I did the panel without the Scor-Pal line, but it just didn't look quite right - it seemed to need a "finished edge" to it.  Note that I added the ribbon to this panel in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy - then I glued this panel to the card base.

The diecut trees are a Cuttlebug Treetops die/folder combo which I bought back in 2008 when I first bought my Cuttlebug, and when I Googled it, it seems to be readily available in Australia - not sure about overseas.  There are four different trees in the set, but I decided to just have 3 the same on my card.   In any case, I think that even if you don't have this die, you could hand-cut some trees and either leave them plain or perhaps run them through your Cuttlebug with some other folder.  I popped the trees up on 2mm mounts (dimensionals).

The sentiment was stamped with Sky gray pigment ink and heat-embossed with Pearl clear embossing powder.  I love how it made the sentiment look a bit silvery, but not as bright as silver - just nice and understated - I didn't want it to stand out too much. I also ran my ink pad around the edge of the oval just to make it stand out a bit more against the Snowflakes embossing. This panel is also up on 2mm mounts.

Challenges:

I am entering this card into the Allsorts Challenge - Week 80 of "Monochrome" - it doesn't have to be black and white;  you can use shades of one colour or any colour and white.

I am also popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple CAS75 Challenge of "Dry Embossing".

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Sentiment - Waltzingmouse 'Seasons of Love' Tags clear set

Ink:  Artnic Sky Gray pigment

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, CB Embossing folders:  Swiss dots, Snowflakes, CB Tree Tops 37-1854 die/folder combo, Spellbinder Oval Nestabilities, 2mm mounts, white organza ribbon, Bow Easy, Pearl clear embossing powder, heat-gun, Scor-Pal, Cardstock:  white

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner

10 comments:

Kelly said...

I seen this on SCS and just had to come to comment. I love everything about this card. I'd love to scraplift it if you don't mind...of course I will give you credit.

ShazOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Love it!! ah, the white is so appropriate at this time of year (even in Oz) Jocelyn, and you certainly carried the combination of folders etc off with class!
Just love the clever use of the trees, as my friend has these..mmm! now maybe I can get a loan of them too. Thanks! Shaz in Oz.

silkeshimazu said...

What an elegant card! Love all the white, very pretty. Silke

PepPop said...

Incredible card. That's so stylish. Love it. Jaqui x

Marg said...

I love this card - you have achieved a very elegant stylish look.

Anita said...

This is so beautiful and elegant...love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ahhhh, white on white....always so soft and gorgeous!

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, love white on white myself too.

thanks so much for joining in with my monochrome challenge this week @ Allsorts :o)

hugs

Amanda xx

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Absolutely stunning! THank you for the helpful tips. . . .

Sam said...

I love this card Jocelyn. Really stylish, and the dry embossing is beautiful.

Best wishes,
Sam.

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