This is my entry to the week's 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. It's a sketch challenge.
The idea for the card came about as I've been meaning to use embossing folders for a while now, and I saw a great white on white card on another blog, so I thought it was time to give it a go. I also had the present die cuts from last week, so I thought they'd go in too.
I started with centura pearl hint of gold card (the same as the die cuts). I tried out two Christmas embossing folders, a Tattered Lace holly design, and a spellbinders M-bossabilities folder.
Decided to go with the one on the left this time.
I backed the presents with a glitter card, to make them solid. It was an encapsulated glitter card, actually self adhesive, although I didn't use it as that. It's slightly creamy, so my card isn't strictly white on white, but close enough for me!
The bottom picture doesn't really show the glitter, it just looks cream, but in real life they're sparkly!
For the sentiment, I found a stamp that was a bit different, and matched with the presents theme - Don't Open Until the 25th.
I stamped onto the same card, and heat embossed in pearlescent silver.
I cut it out with a tag die, then drew round the die on the glitter card and cut outside the line to give a bigger shape.
I punched a hole in it, then mounted the sentiment giving a glitter border.
I had planned to make a patterned panel; I stamped a strip of the same card with stockings, and heat embossed in pearlescent silver.
But when I put it all together it looked far too much!
So, I went and had dinner and gave it some thought, and decided to go for a ribbon panel instead - I thought the satin finish would work well with the pearl card.
I was thinking maybe a lilac ribbon, but found an ivory, so I could stick with my white on white plan! I used a small folded piece of the same ribbon through the hole in the tag.
That just left the construction - I used double sided tape to hold the ribbon round the embossed background, then foam tape to mount the presents and sentiment, and also to attach the background to a 5x7 card base.
I think this is very pretty - with a quirky touch in the sentiment and presents.