Hi friends and happy Sunday! It's another week with The Paper Players where I have the pleasure of hosting a color challenge:
Oh how I love the simple elegance of white-on-white cards, especially for winter and holiday cards. The most difficult part of using a monochromatic color scheme is to achieve dimension without an additional color. The die cuts in the Carols of Christmas bundle make this a snap!I knew the tree die in this set would be perfect for this color challenge and you know how I love to play with negative space! Here, I backed the tree and night sky cut outs with some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. While still white, the glimmer paper really stands out against the plain white. Adding texture with the Softly Falling embossing folder adds another distinguishing element. Lastly I cut some snowy hills from cardstock Vellum for one more interpretation of "white". It didn't show up in my photo but the edges of the hills are brushed with a Wink of Stella. You may wonder why the sentiment appears to have a drop shadow effect. That's because I stamped it first in Archival Basic Gray and when I didn't like the look of it, I sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heat set. The result is a bit of a shadow which helps make the white sentiment stand out--I like happy accidents!
I hope you like today's card and feel inspired to play along with us at The Paper Players. Do check out the rest of the fabulous inspiration from my teammates at The Paper Players! Thanks for stopping by...
The Paper Players Design Team