Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Old Man Winter



I see so many white-on-white Christmas cards and I've always wanted to try my hand at it.  My friend Lori mailed me this die cut from Die-Versions and I thought he would be perfect to try this technique on.

Well, it was a bit harder than I thought.  Mainly getting each layer to have it's own definition and be able to stand out.  After a few variations, this was my end result.

Old Man Winter is covered with Snow White flock from Sparkle N Sprinkle (he's so soft to the touch) and then pop dotted on top of the heat and dry embossed mat.

After dry embossing the cardstock with the Swirls embossing folder (an older folder) by Sizzix, I lightly rubbed VersaMark on top and added Opaline embossing powder.  This really created definition in each of the swirls.

Next came a few strands of ribbon and then the embossed panel was pop dotted on to the card base.  All in all I was pretty happy with the results and will definitely try this technique again.






16 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Anne! Love white on white!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great result! I've yet to try a white on white - thanks for the inspiration, Anne.

Lori Kobular said...

I love the way Old Man Winter turned out! Great idea using the flock on him! The whole card is so beautiful and elegant!!

rachel said...

just love this die Anne - he's fabulous - great WOW card too xx

Debi said...

Wonderful! You nailed the white on white! Fantastic Die Cut! Could you introduce me to your friend?
Hugs,
Debi

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, the textures on your W/W card look fabulous! So glad you gave me the idea, LOL, because I plan on making more of these next year. The embossed area looks perfect with the wind swirling. So pretty! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is gorgeous Anne, I do so love the textured background and the beautiful wind swirl.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Wow, this is stunning ! You did an amazing job , the textures are perfect !!

hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

jimlynn said...

Anne, it's sensational!! So very elegant looking. Beautiful card.
Lynn

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, So elegant!!1 Love all the white.
Hugs, Pat

Pia S said...

I love WoW creations, and this one has such an elegant design! Well done!

April said...

What a neat die! I love white on white too. Lovely card.

Joan Ervin said...

I just love the unique Santa die, Anne....it looks fabulous in white and the white textured background looks awesome!!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow Anne, this is gorgeous! I love the elegance and I am in love with that die!!!! This is one of the prettiest Christmas cards I have seen this season! Impressive! Hugz!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the shimmer on the card- the die is so cool- and the white-on-white is so elegant!

Gerlinde said...

Gorgeous! I didn't realize how hard it was to do white on white till I tried a wedding cake. But you pulled it off beautifully! The swirled background is perfect for the die!