This cared was made as an inspiration card for Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge #510. The challenge had three parts: use the white-on-white technique, use a sketch, or use BOTH! I chose to do the white-on-white part of the challenge.
White-on-white is only successful if you have lots of design elements that provide shadows. You can also choose to use various shades of white. In my case, I chose to use a white cardstock for the card base and front, and a shimmery white for the die-cut flowers. To increase the shadowing, I die cut a window through the card and frame it so that the sentiment, which was stamped inside with a light gray could be seen even when the card is closed.
I used two layers of white stitched rectangles on the card front. The window was also cut as a stitched square frame (I framed the opening on the inside of the card as well).
The bouquet was die cut multiple times to provide layering for increased shadows. Two of the bunches were die cut three times and stacked and glued to make them thicker. The stems were cut twice and layered as well.
As to be expected, capturing all the shadows from the stitched and layered elements in a photo is inadequate to show how pretty it is in person. I'm sure my sister-in-law will enjoy the card when she receives it! It looks quite elegant!
I am rating the difficulty level of this card as a "3" out of a possible "5". It seems like it took forever to find a stamp/die set that would work through the use of shadows. It also takes a bit of patience to do all the multiple layering die cuts and glued them together. A quick tip I'll share with you is that there will be a lot of glue shining between the blossoms no matter how careful you are. To make them "disappear" simply dust the bouquet with baby powder or anti-static dust. Works like a charm!
|Stamps: SU Beautiful Bouquet|
|Paper: SU Whisper White, Whisper White Heavy Cardstock, Shimmery White Cardstock|
|Paper Size: A2|
|Ink: SU Smoky Slate|
|Accessories: SU Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Anti-Static Powder|
|Techniques: White on White|