Thursday, December 19, 2013

White on White

Oh, how this card makes me happy - so many fussy bits, and it was so fun to just not look at the clock & play! (This feeds into my 'don't think about the housework or 6 days until Christmas' plan really well). The white-on-white colour scheme was inspired by The Paper Players' current challenge, and the vellum layers were inspired by the Flourishes' challenge to use vellum - this week Greta is the guest hostess!



Supplies: So much random stuff! Angel stamp from Inkadinkado; sentiment from Stampendous; Versamark; Moonstone EP; White detail EP; Mulberry paper; plain vellum; holly patterned acetate; stick pins from Little Yellow Bicycle; Offray ribbon; Tonic edge distresser; classic small circle Nesties; We R Memory Keepers stitch thingy



The holly acetate is from ??? - we still had a local craft store when I bought it, so at least 6-7 years ago. I purposely cut it off-set so that some of the plain white base would show, and stitched a snowflake pattern along 2 of the edges. The vellum was stamped & embossed, then distressed & curled. The mulberry circles help to hide the adhesive behind the vellum, and also anchor the pins & bow. I really, really love how this turned out....as you'll see from my next card!

xoxo,
Jessi

14 comments:

Donna said...

Ohhhhhhhh Jessi!!! That is sooooo beautiful! I struggle with monochromatic cards...you however ROCKED it!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love how you distressed and curled the vellum - it looks really good! And the stamping is very pretty too. Your photo really picks up all the monochromatic details very well - white is not easy to photograph. I can see why this card makes you happy - it is beautiful!

Chris D. said...

Who knew that you could distress vellum! What a stunning, elegant card Jessi!

Greta said...

Picking my jaw off the floor!! Oh my goodness I love this card, Jessi! I've never thought to distress vellum & I love the look. Thanks so much for playing along in my vellum challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

Debbie said...

This is just absolutely GORGEOUS!!

I think I've been using your "don't think about the housework , etc." plan, too!

lostinpaper said...

So so beautiful, love the elegance of the white on white!

Barbara Godden said...

Wow this is fabulous. beautiful job on it. love everything about it. AWESOME

Nance Leedy said...

I love all the "fussy bits"!! That angel stamp is gorgeous especially embossed on vellum and I love that you distressed the vellum edges. I never would have thought to do that! Clever! So glad you shared this with us at The Paper Players! Happy Holidays!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow this is stunning love the white on white and vellum .

stampwithsandy said...

Jessi, boy you sure know how to combine "random stuff"! I love the texture that the mulberry paper and vellum add, the sweet angel, the fabulous bow, everything! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

Dana said...

Gorgeous! Who needs housework! Elves will do it! Hehehe

Lindsey said...

This is a jaw-dropper, Jessi! So gorgeous.

Deborah Anton said...

White on white is always beautiful and this is no exception! It turned out lovely. Thanks for joining us in the Timeless Tuesday challenge.

Katie Sims said...

How elegant! White on white is always so beautiful! I am so glad you could play along with us at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge! :)