Sunday, December 4, 2011

white santa

Another white Christmas creation.
There's just something about white on white . . .
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Not full white this time, but with an added touch of silver and off white. The sketch is from Papercraft Star, which happens to be a more elaborate form of the sketch from Our Creative Corner.

The main image is a Crafty Secrets stamp. It has been heat embossed in silver, layered on silver and then on a lacey white circle. It is mounted over white grosgrain ribbon and lace. The embellies are a raffia bow (painted white) and die cut buttons (topped with glossy & crackle accents).

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Just showing the layers over the embossed base card. Despite the whiteness, the pics have come out a bit dark. The embossing reflects direct lighting, and these were the best of the lot.

Other Challenges
 Top Tip Tuesday - A Touch of Colour
 Crafting for all Seasons - White on White
Craft Your Days Away - Buttons or Bows
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - White on White
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Santa Claus is Coming
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - heat embossing 
Crimbo Crackers - Santa

Tip for today . . . how NOT to heat emboss
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Do not delay heat embossing by a long period of time. I started this card early in the morning. I thought I would just stamp and apply embossing powder, then use the heat tool after the little one has woken up. Bad idea! I could only get back to the card mid-morning. And when I applied the heat tool, most of the powder just flew off, leaving a patchy image, with dots in random places.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Tracy said...

Oh this is beautiful Hilda! White on white is tough for me, but you have tackled it perfectly. Wonderful take on our sketch. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Papercraft Star!

Yvonne Garner said...

Gorgeous as always, Hilda! So beautifully done. Best, Yvonne

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so stylish. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week and good luck.


Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card, very stylish - love your touch of off white/cream.

Great Top Tip too about how not to heat emboss - thanks, I will have to remember this I as also leave cards for a while whilst trying to do other stuff!!!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'White, Silver & a Hint of...' challenge.

See you next week :)

Carol x

Sandie said...

A stunning piece and I love white on white.

Sandie :D

Claire said...

Stunning card, I love that Santa stamp and the white on white is so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Lisa Jane said...

whata beautiful image - and gorgeous embossing
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

ferrellgraph-x said...

Hilda your card is simply stunning! You did such an amazing job with this white on white card! I'm always so excited to see your take on our challenges at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Sleepy Stamper said...

This is beautiful Hilda! I do love the elegance of white on white look too and the hints of silver in this card are stunning! Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star!


yyam said...

Really nice textures and layers on your card. Awesome use of neutrals.

Sharon said...

Don't know if it is all the snow or what. but there are quite a few challenges out there (right now) that are working with white on white. Let me say, that I just love how you did the silver embossing. very elegant, classy, and really defines the santa image. Great job! I would probably never have thought to paint the raffia white. clever girl! thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

Rene' Sharp said...

This is gorgeous, such a timeless classic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafting for All Seasons. Smiles, Rene' :)

Regan said...

Hilda, your cards are always stunning and this one is no different. Beautiful image and texture on this lovely card, wonderful job! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Star!

LaJanette said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing your Tip with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. We all learn from our mistakes and if we can learn from each others too that is just FAB. Now I know what not to do:0)


Lisa M said...

Your white on white with silver is stunning! I love the layout of this and the touch of twine is perfect!!
Wonderful Christmas cheer on this one. :)

Thank you SO much for playing along with us at TOP TIP TUESDAY and for sharing your valuable TIP as well. Good to know!!
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card I LOVE the lace too! so pretty! Thanks for coming to join us at Top Tip Tuesday for our colour challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Josephine said...

This is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Ros said...

Oh so beautiful ... thank you for playing along at CCCB

Papercraft By Carole said...

I just love white on white - and the touch of silver is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxx

Linda R. said...

This really is gorgeous.. I love it.Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Jan said...

Love this it's beautiful, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

cnelson said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE it in EVERY way! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with CCCB!

Claireliz said...

Stunning card, love the white on white. Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.

Tip Top said...

Stunning! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Anonymous said...

Elegant with all the white on white and touch of silver. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing and for joining the challenge at our creative corner!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I agree..white on white always shines! I love your card- thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!

Anne Marie said...

Elegant, classy and stunning, Hilda! Wow! I love the white on white and and all of the fabulous textures you used. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)