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7/08/2018

Christmas Card Club - Challenge 14 - White on White

Hello and welcome to another Christmas Card Club post. These 2 weeks fly by so quickly it seems. Christine selected the theme for Challenge 14 to be White on White with just a smidgen of color. So let's get to it.


 
 
- Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Botanical was used for the background behind the Memory Box Shining Candles die. Cut white cardstock with a S/Binders Scalloped Labels One die. Then used WOW embossing ink over the EF, embossed this, then heat embossed with WOW White Pearl. This made the background show as pearl paper, while the flourishes are just the white cardstock. Very pretty look I think.
 
- Used Sookwang tape over white c/s to die cut the candles. Not a great idea, as the outlines of the candles were extremely fussy to try to place properly. Kept the flame part of the tape in place, while Ritz Cool Diamond microfine glitter was applied to the outlines and holly base, then burnished to a shine. Removed the flame portions, sprinkled a gold glitter over that part. Glued this over the background...(and that was a bit touchy as well, as the skinny outlines did not want to stick to the raised surfaces.)Then inlaid the inner parts of the candles into the frames, added a Warm Diamond micro glitter to the 'candles' and IRL - the slight color difference in the glitter whites shows quite nicely.
 
Heartfelt Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Stamps and Dies were used with a pearlized vellum to stamp, heat emboss with Wow White Pearl, die cut. Then used the matching mold to shape the flowers. Sprayed the vellum very lightly before using the mold to shape the flowers, and again, probably would have been better to not spray. However, once the petals had dried, I was able to glue and arrange the poinsettias. I wanted the poinsettias to hide the places where the vellum sentiment was glued down. The sentiment hides a lot of the holly cluster at the bottom of the candle arrangement, and I rather wish I'd just skipped having a sentiment on the front.
 
Do please take time to visit my team members to see their inspirations on Christine's White on White theme. Their blog links are on the right sidebar.
 
Have a lovely day, come again when you have time. Hugs
 


37 comments:

  1. This is stunning Mary those are the most elegant candles I have ever seen!...love the embossing and those beautiful poinsettia...a glorious card xxx

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  2. Good Morning Mary. What a beautiful card for this challenge. Love those pretty candles too. Hope you are keeping well and enjoying the summer sunshine. Kate gave me a big hug from you when we met on Thursday. She is the nicest person you get ask to spend time with. Lots of Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Wow, very elegant white on white creation!! The embossing on the back is very elegant and love the sparkling on the candles! The poinsettias look fabulous!! Great Christmas card!

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  4. Gorgeous card! Love the white on white!
    Have a a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  5. This is beautiful Mary. I love how you have used the pearl embossing to make it look like a totally different element of white. A lot of effort but well worth it. Thank you. Christine xx

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  6. White on white cards are so difficult to do sometimes, but they always look fabulous when they're finished! Love the embossing around the 3 candles with the red flames and white flowers! Well done on this challenge!

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  7. Simply gorgeous Mary, love the candles and the splash of colours for the flames. The embossing folder is beautiful, such a lovely design, Kate x

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  8. Gorgeous card, very elegant with just a touch of color!

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  9. This is so elegant and stunning, Mary!! I love the embossing and the candles!! The flowers are a perfect touch!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. What a beautiful card Mary, I love WOW cards but can never get it right somehow and my "whites" never seem to match!! You, on the other hand, have nailed it!! I love those pretty flowers, absolutely gorgeous and the background is incredible xx

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  11. A GORGEOUS card Mary, love the shape of the embossed background and the different whites, looks so luxurious.
    Faith
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

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  12. White on white is always so elegant looking and I love the little pops of colour on the candles and the embossed background is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. I love Wow cards and this is fab

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  14. Beautiful and so very elegant looking. A gorgeous card for the holidays.
    Lynn

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  15. Super card Mary, I love white on white. Really lovely dies and EF, lovely design too.

    Kath x

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  16. Mary, I love your white on white Christmas card, that 3D embossing looks wonderful :)

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  17. Love your white on white card, Mary. The touch of colour finishes it off perfectly. xx

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  18. This is gorgeous Mary, I love the candle die cut, I've been looking for a die like this for some while but they have been too expensive as yet. A fabulous white on white card, lots of lovely texture and details.
    Lorraine

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  19. Those beautifully glittered candles look great with the accompanying poinsettias and against that pretty embossed background too Mary, and the gold glittered candle flames add just the right amount of colour to this wonderful WOW card. x

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  20. Wow! Love white on white card, Mary! You have achieved such marvelous textures and a beautiful scene! It’s gorgeous.

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  21. Hi Mary,
    what a very super white on white card.
    I love white on white it always looks so luxurious.
    Your embossing really stands out beautifully, and the candles are so lovely and glittery.
    Beautiful poinsettias too.
    All in all this makes for a stunning card.
    Not enjoying our heat wave in the Uk it just drains me so.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny l.

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  22. WOW ...absolutely stunning. Do so love the white and white with the hint of colour. Love how you did the dry embossing, on the background with the embossing powder. It looks amazing, so pretty and so textural. The candles look so pretty and those poinsettias beautiful. One very special card, lots of effort and so worth it. Thank you for the amazing inspiration x

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  23. Always love white on white cards and this is no exception. Loving those candles with just the little gold flame. Beautiful work Mary!

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  24. I love the elegance of white on white and this is truly elegant, Mary! Love the embossing folder technique and have just bought this EF to try it. It's so pretty in the pearl that adds a difference with the textures!

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  25. Hi Mary, Fab card.

    Hope you have a lovely week. Sue

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  26. Wow, wow, wow! You have certainly rose to this challenge Momma Mary!!! This card is just stunning and so elegant! I love the technique you used on the background. Is that the one JM used? I watched that and fell in love with it too. I love those candles and how you did the flame. You have finished it off with the poinsettias. Just so stunning! Hugs, Brenda

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  27. White on white is always awesome and I love those pretty candles you used on yours. Your whole design is gorgeous1

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  28. This is so elegant and beautiful. I've never succeeded with a white on white but you hit one outside the park with this one. Wow, I can't get over the elements in this as well as the beautifuly formed flowers.

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  29. Lovely design Mary with the embossed background and fun candles.

    Hugs Diane

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  30. White on white is always stunning and this is just one of those amazing cards.xx

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  31. Hi Mary, that is a lovely card, so elegant. Hugs, Shaz X

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  32. Gorgeous card Mary. LOVE that background. The ef leaves the most beautiful and deep impressions, and adding the pearl to the background is genius. AMAZING! Beautiful candles and shaped poinsettias to finish. xx

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  33. Gorgeous WOW card Mary very elegant fabulous embossed background and love the sparkly candles
    Carol x

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  34. Wonderful card Mary - great use of the candle die - fabulous! I love the embossed background too! Hugs rachel x

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  35. This is stunning. Those candles really are the centre piece of this card. Hugs Mrs A.

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