Sunday, 26 November 2017

Shades of White...

Today's card was inspired by The PaperArtsy Shades of White Challenge....
Love all the inspiration but the one that inspired today's card is from Wanda
She used stencils to great effect and was thinking about the tissue technique ...
The background is the tissue technique in white tissue sprayed with pearlescent.
The two trees in the background have been done through a stencil, 
with gritty structure paste.
The tree in the foreground is a die cut with the paste on top.
The poinsettia has also been done through a stencil with the paste 
and glitter gel mixed together and then fussy cut.
I have never used a stencil and fussy cut before.....
Finished off with the die cut sentiment.
Lots of texture and a little bling too on my card.....

More information on the Tissue Technique on Loll's CAS MixUp blog....
Thank you for stopping by...
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
PaperArtsy blog Challenge - Shades of White
Inkspirational Challenge - Designer choice - Christmas card using only neutral colours
Rubber Dance - Inspired by any Movie - White Christmas for me















55 comments:

Bryan Evans said...

Love the tissue background, fab white make!!

Greta said...

Elegant & stunning, Mac! Unbelievable interest for an all white card--LOVE it! Can't take my eyes off the poinsettia!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous white on white Mac, I've never fussy cut something stencilled either! The flower looks amazing, shows you can almost do anything lol! Cathy x

Wanda Hentges said...

A really beautiful card, Mac!!!! I'm glad you were inspired!!!

Wanda Hentges said...

A really beautiful card, Mac!!! I'm glad you were inspired!!!

Dortesjs said...

beautiful and very elegant christmas card

TK said...

Beautiful! This is so gorgeous, Mac, and quite a few techniques I've never used, and even a new-to-me tissue technique! Stunning!

aussie aNNie said...

STUNNING and love your gorgeous WOW and also has a WOW FACTOR....hugs.xx[aNNie]🎄

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I love that white on white look, always gives us a glimpse of elegance. Your tissue technique background is fab, reminds me of lace or frosty snowflakes, perfect for the season.
Hugs & wishes Tracey x

Jane said...

WOW Mac I love this one, so elegant. A great use of your stencil, such a gorgeous winter scene. Thanks for joining us again over at Country View. Hugs xxx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Mac, your Christmas card is absolutely Stunning my friend!! I Love your white on white design and beautiful texture from your tissue paper background and paste stenciling. Beautiful fussy cut poinsettia's and die cut trees. TFS and Happy Holidays. Hugs

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG Mac ! This card is a stunner ! So many techniques used here and all very brilliantly ! You've used the tissue technique in such a clever way ! Your glittery poinsettia is a wonder and your die cut sentiment seems to float over the card ! Just breathtaking ! I really love it ! Thanks so much for sharing with us this beauty ! xx

Susan said...

So elegant!! I absolutely love the white on white, and the tissue sprayed with pearlescent makes a stunning background - I'll be trying that for sure!

maria f. said...

So beautiful. And sparkly. That tissue paper technique is perfect for creating a wintry background. So clever.

Liz said...

Fabulous White on White card, I love all the texture. xx

Ina Grehan said...

I bet it looks spectacular IRL. Looks stunning here M. Love the tissue background and snowy like trees and that glorious poinsettia is a perfect topping. Beeeeeeeeeeutiful!

cuilliesocks said...

OMG Mac, absolutely stunning, love all the white and sparkle. The tissue technique is fabulous, a very elegant card, Kate x

Susanne Rose Rubber Dance Stamps said...

What a wonderful card! It's so beautiful. Thank you for playing along in the Rubber Dance November Theme challenge. xx Susanne.

Ros Crawford said...

White on white is my nemesis... Trying to capture dimension and interest with one colour is not easy but you make it appear so... This is so beautiful and I love the textured look you created!

Bonnie said...

Texture and dimension, Mac! I would never have thought to use stencils in this way! This is awesome!

Pamellia Johnson said...

White on white, that is such a difficult thing to pull off but you have done it swimmingly! This is so gorgeous! All your layers of elements and textures really create a wonderful winter wonderland, love love love! hugs :)

Diane said...

Wow the tissue sprayed background is fabulous with all your lovely white trees and flower.

Hugs Diane

Cara said...

This is stunning. I love all the dimension and texture you created on this card x

MaryH said...

What an awesome White creation! The pearlized tissue was some lovely texture for a background, and your stenciling is perfect. Love the dimension of the design, and of course, that absolutely gorgeous poinsettia. Well done! TFS & Hugs

Loll said...

Gorgeous white-on-white card, Mac. Can't believe that this is the first time using a stencil or fussy-cutting. You did an amazing job. I have never fussy cut a pasted stencil image, but this is so cool. First time I think I've ever seen that. Now I want to give that a try!! xx

Karen D. said...

wow...so elegant and lovely, winter whites!!
great card.
xx Karen

Sylvia said...

Beautiful and elegant card, Mac.Love the background.

Marina said...

w on w is not easy in my opinion but I do think the key is to use different textures and this is a masterclass in that! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

So elegant. Needs to be framed and enjoyed all winter. Love the tissue paper in the background covering only a square of the background.

Mia said...

I love white on white, Mac. Such an elegant card. Kisses, my friend.

Heidi Stamps said...

I love your all white card. The tissue is a really neat background technique and the textures on the die cuts really are nice. Great job with this challenge!

cm said...

You've rendered me speechless with your gorgeous white-on-white card, Mac! The techniques (fussy cutting of the poinsettia...oh my stars!), the images, the tissue, the shimmer...breath-taken-away elegance! LOVE! So thrilled you shared this work of art at INKspirational. In awe....
~carol

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... what a stunner ... the texture, the dimension, the white on white ... so glorious! I just want to run my fingers over it!! Hugs, Anita :)

Viv said...

I just love white on white cards Mac and this one is a real stunner. Well done again, thanks for the good wishes also ;) Viv xx

Jeanne H said...

This is a particularly gorgeous card. Such lovely texture and design. Should be a winner! Oh - and thanks for your comment on my blog! Smiling here.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous white on white card, Mac! It's amazing that there are so many kinds of texture all in white! I especially love the white/pearly tissue paper backdrop! Hideko xx

Linby said...

wow this is just stunning - love the texture.

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mac and I love the wonderful dimension with the texture paste trees and the way you have used the texture paste on the die cut tree and also for the poinsettia and then cut it out, what a great idea. The tissue paper background adds even more texture and love the sparkle too. x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your poinsettia looks stunning. I love how you added an extra dimension to the petals using templates and paste. They look like they were carved in the snow. What an amazing idea. Great and great inspiration, Mac, thank you very much!
Hugs,
BozenA

Cec said...

Love this all white card. Adding texture and dimension by fussy cutting a stenciled image after you added the paste is so clever and worked beautifully - must try that. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.
Hugs!
Cec

rachel said...

This is absolutely stunning - what a beautiful piece - Thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils. Hugs rachel xx

Team Clark said...

This is so incredibly elegant and perfectly layered! What is so timely this season. <3 Merry Christmas, Autumn

I am said...

Hi Mac wow love the white on white ,it's a stunning elegant card,well done,I am also your newest follower 💋

butterfly said...

What fabulous shimmering shades of white - this is just wonderful!
Alison x

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeous white on white card Mac - wonderful textures and layers on this! Julia xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What an awesome white on white masterpiece - for me - absolutely impossible to do. So pretty!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Hi Mac,
I'm wondering if you could give me your email address - I just want to personally say thank you when you leave comments on my cards. Hideko xx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Stunning!!! I just love this, it’s so elegant!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

In one word "WOW"!

Patti said...

Hi Mac : )

This is stunning! I love love love white on white on white : ) So elegant and frosty!

Have a Merry Christmas my friend!! and a very Happy New Year!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! my goodness, this is amazing, I LOVE LOVE the texture and layering you have achieved, it's awesome, love the poinsettia, which fussy cut, must have been a nightmare. I can't say enough about this so VERY Beautiful card.
Faith
x
PS Happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours
PPS sorry I've been awol.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mac. Many thanks for your continued visits and for your blogland friendship, I really appreciate it. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and all the very best for 2018. Crafty hugs, Sandra x I’m looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations next year :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh WOW Mac! I've missed some real beauties of yours whilst I haven't been around much in blog land! I hope I am able to rectify that a bit this year (fingers crossed). Have a wonderful week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, what a stunning card. I am loving the tissue paper technique you used. It is fabulous I love the pretty poinsettia's, too. I am your newest follower. Hope you will check out my blog and do the same.

Jo Manna said...

Looove your white on white magic on this piece, Mac. Beautiful textures and design.
Simply Gorgeous xx