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Friday, September 9, 2011

Part 3 of my WOW Series aka White on White Embossed and Die Cut Layered Art Cards! A Blockheads Design Team Series of Tutorials!

Hi Everyone!

I intended to post my latest tutorial yesterday and was in the middle of it when I lost power for 6 and half hours in a massive power outage!   Not fun at all!  So I'm trying again today and hopefully without further delay here's Part 3 of my creative adventures into exploring White on White Embossed and Die Cut Layering ;0)  I love that the acronym for White on White is WOW coz these truly are WOW... LOL ;0)

I've been playing with creating dramatic effects by layering different shades of embossed and die cut white cardstock.  I absolutely love how the combined textures and play with shadows creates some pretty spectacular art cards!   Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them!

This is a Blockheads Design Team series of tutorials and I'm featuring sentiment/sayings/words from their exclusive stamp line.  All of the sayings and words I'm using are on the Verses Full Sheet which is available unmounted or on cling cushion.  This time I used the saying,  
A Real Friend
Is One Who Walks In When The Rest Of The World Walks Out,
as well as my favourite Tim Holtz Alterations and Cuttlebug embossing folders:  Bingo/Patchwork Texture Fades and the awesome Domino embossing folder.  You know I love my dominoes and other game related goodies so these were a serious must have for me ;0)   
Blockheads Paper Arts carries a lot of Tim Holtz/Sizzix and Cuttlebug goodies as well as Spellbinders dies which I also used on this card.

So for this card I started out with a 5" x 5" white folded card blank and embossed the front with the Domino Cuttlebug embossing folder.   I love these 5" x 7" embossing folders coz you can emboss a much larger area with them!

I then embossed a sheet of white cardstock that is a different shade of white when compared to the folded card with the T!m Holtz Bingo and Queen of Hearts Texture Fades.

I also embossed and die cut a sheet of white cardstock that matches the folded card with a set of Spellbinders leaves.

I decided to only use a section of the numbers from the Bingo piece and cut out the Bingo and Playing card pieces and adhered them to the card front with pop dots.

I then adhered some of the leaves with a combination of double-sided sticky tape and pop dots to create the varied levels of dimension.  I cut off the two bottom leaves from the main piece and used them for the top middle part of my design.  I also had a little swirl left over from the previous cards which I tucked in behind the two leaves.

I masked the rubber stamp with a post-it note so I could just stamp the first part of the saying, 'A Real Friend', in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of white cardstock the same shade as the folded card.  I then embossed and die cut the label with a Spellbinders die.

Next I cut a length of off-white sheer ribbon, that looks more silver-gray when compared to the white cardstocks I've used, and adhered it across the front of the card with permanent adhesive tape.  I then attached the label off center with pop dots and embellished the bottom left corner with white paper flowers and a tiny domino bead.  I used glue dots to attach all the embellishments.

I also cut out a single number square from the left over Bingo piece and adhered that to the right side with small pop dots.  I finished off the front of my card with a resin travel domino which I adhered to the top right corner with glue dots.

Now for the inside of the card!  I stamped the rest of the saying onto a piece of white cardstock (a different shade to the folded card) with the Versafine Onxy Black ink and cut it out with a rectangle Spellbinders die.  I then embossed the panel with the Domino embossing folder and adhered it to the inside of the card with double-sided tape.

I also decided to make a matching envelope for this card too and embossed the entire envelope with the Domino design.   I then decorated one corner of the front with pieces from the Bingo and Domino designs and a single leaf.  I wouldn't recommend trying to send this card and envelope through the mail but if you need to then I suggest putting it inside a padded mailer!

I hope you're enjoying this series of art cards so far!  I've got one more WOW card to share and then I'm excited to show you the Christening card I made for my precious nephew and Godson that uses elements from my WOW series but with some colour included too!  So stay tuned for those!

If you're not a Blockheads Fan already you soon will be when you see their full range of exclusive rubber stamps as well as the other popular stamp lines they carry on top of all the stamp and scrapbook related products they have to offer.  Their website also has a ton of eye candy so don't forget to check out their Gallery which also has my design team projects AND my winning contest entries from 2010 which you can find in the Asian Gallery ;0)

Don't forget to also stop by my fellow design teamster's blog and see what Karen is up to for even more Blockheads inspiration!  Blockheads Paper Arts also has a blog and is on Facebook too!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Happy Stamping!
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  1. Oh, I think this one is my favorite! What a great way to use the Bingo and card folders! Love the white on white!!


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