Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dreaming of a White Christmas...

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The snow has not yet fallen here in Manhattan, but I have an inkling that it is on its way. Christmas in the big city is beautiful and I hope that Christmas this year is a frosty one. I was inspired today by two challenges, the Scrappy Saturday Holiday Music Challenge (can you guess what one of my favorite holiday tunes is?) and the Flourishes Winter White Challenge, which I really took to heart. I love monochromatic cards, and I set about trying to make a card that was primarily white, and I tried to use layering and embossing to add depth and interest to my card.


I get a lot of emails asking me about what products I like to use on my cards to achieve certain effects. I thought that every once in a while, I would write about a tool or supply that I use most often. Today's Good Beans Spotlight is on something simple: white cardstock. I use several different brands, but the one I find I use most often is Classic Solar White by Neenah. Last year, when I first started paper-crafting, I asked around and this particular one kept cropping up. It's great for Copic markers, but what I like best is how it is sturdy without bulk, and for a card like this one I made today, it really holds up well (it also comes in a cream color, too!)

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Emboss snowflakes on cardstock, trim, and adhere.
  3. Trim cardstock hills. Punch trees. Adhere with glue and foam tape.
  4. Punch circles for snowman body, eyes, and nose. Cut hat, scarf, and branch arms from cardstock. Assemble and adhere.
  5. Print sentiment on cardstock. Trim and adhere.
BEAN NOTES
  • Cardstock: Classic Solar White (Neenah)
  • Tools: Christmas Tree Ornaments Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • Template: Snowflake Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)
  • Font: Amelie (www.fonts101.com)
HAPPY BEANS
  • Tools: 1/8" Hole Punch(Fiskars); 1-1/8"-, 7/8"-, and 5/8"-Circle Punches (EK Success)


19 comments:

Poppit said...

What a great idea! Stunning!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous - love white on white!

{ kelly jo } said...

adorable- love all that white on white action!

Jackie Pedro said...

Selleck, this is an AWESOME card!! So cool (no pun intended!)

Anne said...

Such a wonderful "White" Christmas card- love all the layers here!

Ann said...

*gasp!* WOW, Regina, this is amazing! You totally rocked this one out!

Tenia Nelson said...

This is soooooo awesome!!!!

LeAnne said...

Fun, creative, WONDERFUL!!! You're so darn good....I just can't stop looking at this cool creation!

Courtney said...

wow - beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

SUper cute! I like your scene and with the white on white it looks great.

Ann Schach said...

Adorable! I love it in all white!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. What a great way to use your white.. Love it.. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What a fun card I love all of the white Very clever:)

Ayana Posadas said...

WOW! You are sooo creative! This is one of the coolest cards I have ever seen. What a fabulous idea to make everything in white. You pulled it off so perfectly!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I have to make this!!! I love it. Love your Good Beans Spotlight, terrific idea. I'll be looking forward to that. Hugs,

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Adorable! Definitely a 'wintery' card. Great details and dimension.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Regina, this is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Wee Memories! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Holy smokes! This is gorgeous, Regina! Just love every last detail! Thanks for playing along in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh!! How wonderful! I LOVE this!