Saturday, January 8, 2011

Whiteout!: A Drunken Stampers challenge

Wow! Can you believe the white cards this week at Drunken Stampers?

Of course my first thought at an all-white creation was to create something related to weddings: But holy cow ... there's just a whole lot of cool and beautiful and touching with this week's challenge to use all white.

Not a wedding as far as the eye can see, which is great for those of us who hate to "dress up" and refuse entirely to squabble over a handful of expensive flowers.

Anyhow, I suppose I should apologize for the not-quite-all-white card you see here. I swear each of my bits, including the sentiment frame and the buttons, looked white ... until I got them all together. At which point I discovered that there's white and then there's white.

I'm clearly in the white family, though, so it's not too much cheatery.

Anyway I got to create that completely awesome background! Don't you love it? It's based on a cool technique that was explained to me by Netty at Netty's Craftings.

The harlequin-style design is from a Sizzix Stampin' Up Texture Plate. But instead of running it through an embossing machine I covered the plate with perfect medium, "stamped" the paper, and then heat embossed with sparkle embossing powder.

My version of this technique is very simple: Go here to check out Netty's lacy background (hers is so beautiful I thought she'd managed to stamp with actual lace).

So, do you know the difference between white and white? Create an example and show it off to us at Drunken Stampers! We can't wait to see where your whiteout leads!


  1. That is a SCREAMING cool way to use that embossing folder, CB! And your white card is gorgeous, and it IS all white. Trust me, after painting my entire house last year and spending untold hours comparing paint chips at Home Depot, I can attest to the fact that there are at least five thousand shades of white.

  2. Fantastic card, love your shades of white and how the flowers stand out.

  3. Love white on white and shades of white will have to put my thinking cap on for this one XOXO Zoe

  4. Oh wow its turned out brilliantly,loving your card. Annette x

  5. This is gorgeous! Nice and elegant! Love it!