Monday, 26 September 2016

White on White Birthday Card

Hello!  Here is a card I made for my fabulous Mum-in-Law's birthday which was on Saturday.

I used the fabulous embossing folder that everyone loves which was originally free with a magazine ages ago but, luckily for those of us that did not get it at the time, you can now buy, yay!  I popped it through my Cuttlebug and glued it to a matching card base.  The little pearls were added with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA - its really strong so I know the pearls won't come off!  The gorgeous large butterfly is die cut using a die from a Spellbinders die set called Flutter Love.  I chopped off the antenna and replaced them with wire which I glittered using Cosmic Shimmer glue and fine glitter then added the pearls.  I also painted the butterfly with clear Wink of Stella.  The tag was cut using a die that came free with a magazine and the little butterflies were from the same die set as the large butterfly.  I cannot remember the make of the sentiment, sorry.  Sparkled wire was used in the top of the tag instead of ribbon and it was attached to the embossed panel with foam tape for dimension. The embossing folder is so ornate, not much decoration is needed.  I used snippets of white card for everything except the card base.

I thought I would just say how I store my white card.  I have lots of different types of white card which I store in A4 slim filing draws - a separate drawer for each type of card.  When I have left over pieces, I pop them in the drawer on top of the white card that they come from so it is easy to match them up with the base card, mat or whatever.  Every type of white card look slightly different and before I stored them this way, I had trouble matching the whites up.  Sounds simple but it took me a while to think of it!  I used to just put all my white snippets in together until I had a lightbulb moment to make my life simpler!  Sorry if I am stating the obvious!  It wasn't obvious to me for quite a while!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Butterfly Challenge - W is for Wire and/or White on White (I have done both)
Pixie's Snippets Playground - use Snippets
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes

These are all fabulous blogs - its the first time for ages I have joined in the Butterfly Challenge - I am so glad I did!

Thank you so much for visiting me!  Have a fabulous week.  Take care. Christine xxx


Barb said...

What a really beautiful card Chris. It is a lovely embossing folder and I really like the idea of using the PVA glue for your pearls. It works really well. What a good idea about your white card too. Barbxx

Jane Willis said...

How could I NOT fall in love with this - you've used one of my favourite embossing folders AND one of my favourite die sets. It really puts the WOW factor into white-on-white

Heather T said...

Such elegance! White on white is so pretty, especially embossing that like!

Redanne said...

In my humble opinion there is nothing classier than white on white and this card is an absolute stunner Chris, the pearly embellishments are such a lovely addition too! That's a great way to store your card, I really should untangle my jumble and do the same.... Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful white on white card. Love the use of the embossing folder.
I missed seeing this as a magazine freebie so good to know its available to buy now. Pearls are pretty and that glue sounds ideal.
Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge Chris. Nice to see you again. Your card will be entered for both prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I helped a friend hunt that folder down so I know all about its history. Now that I think of it I don't know if she ever bought it. If so, she should let me use it, right? Your card is quite stunning and everything falls into place quite nicely. Awesomeness!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your mum-in-law must need jaw surgery after opening her card, Chris! This is so drop-dead gorgeous!! I'm with you on the way you store your white paper and will admit that, like you, it took me years and years to figure it out, lol! Glad to know I'm not the only one who didn't have the lightbulb go off for a while! Love and hugs, Darnell

Sue - said...

I love white on white cards and yours is really pretty.

SARN said...

Totally agree with everyone else about how stunning this card

Jackie said...

This is simply beautiful, Chris! I love the embossing to give the card texture and I bet it wasn't easy lining all those pearls up. The little tag adds the perfect finishing touch.
Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely comment. Jx

Anne said...

This is a beautiful card Chris, so elegant
I adore that little butterfly tag, lovely little finishing touch
Anne x

Scrapmate said...

White on white is so elegant and you have made a fabulous card.