Saturday, 27 August 2011

Snow white.....

Hey there!

Today I am combining two challenges - Viva La Verve sketch for the fifth and final week of the month and the challenge at Less Is More

The sketch over at Viva La Verve this week is another good'un!  But, then again, when aren't they!  Luckily I didn't struggle so much with this one - in fact I have made two cards with this sketch already!  (I may share the other one later :))

The challenge at Less Is More this week is to combine three past challenges.  Having only discovered this challenge blog last weekend it was a good opportunity for me to have a go at some of the challenges I've missed. 

Here is my card;

More Christmas, I know!  I have decided that while I'm on this Christmas roll I'd better make the most of it!  It won't be long before Christmas is EVERYWHERE (you know, in the real world!) and it becomes more of a chore than something to be enjoyed!  (Bah humbug!  He he!  I'm not really that miserable, honest!)

I have seen a few people create white on white cards lately and I just had to have a go!  I always think they're so effective!  I'm not sure how well this one has turned out, but I'm wondering if it's because I've been staring at it for a long time.  (It took over an hour to do all the stitching - how ridiculous, right?!)

It doesn't really show so well, but the main layer is latted on another layer of white with distressed edges and then mounted onto the card front.  It adds a little more interst and dimension in real life.  Speaking of dimension, I dread to think just how much foam adhesive is in this card!  It's very three-dimensional!

When I saw the tag on the sketch I knew I wanted to make a tag that could be used and wasn't just an embellishment.  This tag is adhered to the front of card with temporary glue dots so that it can be removed and used!  I used some Velcro dots to hold the tag closed.  (I got this idea from Laurie Willison - brilliant!)  As the tag would be opened, I decided to add the sentiment to the inside of the tag rather than the card itself.......such a rebel!!  The sentiment is heat embossed.

None of my cards are complete without a little, tasteful bling.... :)

The three past challenges at Less Is More that I chose to use are;

Week 14 - White on White
Week 15 - Embossing
Week 25 - Buttons or Ribbon
and I couldn't help adding this one in too.... Week 9 - Touch of red!  Again, it's the rebel in me!

I hope this counts as a 'Less' card rather than a 'More' card?!  There's plenty of white space!!?  :)

Thanks for stopping by and please do let me know what you think  :)

Card:      White 220gsm (lots of!)
Stamps:  Penny Black - Giving & Receiving
Ink:         ColorBox Cat's Eyes - Scarlet
Other:     Rhinestones; Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder - Berry Red Aurora; Cuttlebug embossing
                    folder - Swiss Dots; satin ribbon; present ribbon; sewing thread; Velcro dots


  1. Beautiful white on white christmas card, love the snowman die cut.

  2. Although quite layered for true CAS, its a beautiful white on white card, although have that touch of red, kinda makes it not WoW! Maybe the fact the tag opens, makes it fit Things that Move!

    Thank you for entering
    Mandi Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. Hola Sian, beautiful and elegant card for christmas, i love the touch in red, great idea, well done.
    a hug from Palma de Mallorca

  4. OMG Sian!!! This is sooo elegant and beautiful! White on white ALWAYS rocks! You did a brilliant job!

  5. Hi Sian
    gorgeous card it ......really well thought out ....still thinking of mine ...
    hugs sylvie

  6. BEAUTIFUL!!! great minds think alike! I always think that you need to add layers and interest to a white on white card, so I LOVE IT!! Another christmas card?! Are you trying to make me feel bad for not starting yet?! LOL
    Kelly xx

  7. Such a pretty's certainly white on white until you open the flap... then it is a touch of red!
    Lovely stuff!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Whichever challenges you settle on it's a gorgeous card and another Christmas card done too!


  9. The white on white really suits the sketch, allows all those lovely textures to shine through. x

  10. This is fab Sian - love it! xx

  11. Lovely card, well done, I think a few of us thought about white on white this week lol :O) Viv xx

  12. I think white on white always looks CAS!
    Gorgeous card Sian and perfect for a Christmas card too:)
    Congrats on your VIP award at CASual fridays too.
    Jenny x

  13. I love white on white. A super card. xx

  14. Gorgeous I love white on white and the little opening flap.

  15. Super card, love the white on white embossing.
    Lynne xxx

  16. So elegant! Love the embossed background and fun little snowman!

  17. what a lovely white card! and the snowman tag on top is SO cute!

  18. I hope you are well Sian. You havnt been posting lately I thought I'd drop by and ask if everything is okay.

  19. hi sian
    your white over white is very pretty :)
    i hope i could whites someday :)

  20. this is gorgeous in all white...a beauty of a card...have a fabby day!

    enjoy *~*

  21. Sorry to leave this message here...I just couldn't find your email address to write back to you. I've been wondering where you've been-and have missed seeing your great cards!

    Thanks so much for your support of the Runway Inspired challenge....and I hope you can find time to play along!



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