Texture is what makes these white on white handmade cards so beautiful!
Supplies needed to make your own monochromatic white handmade cards:
- Embossing Machine
- Embossing Folder(s) of your choice
- Fine Tip Glue Writing Pen
- Extra Fine Craft Glitter in Snowfall
- White Adhesive Pearls
- Adhesive Rhinestones
- Foam Mounting Adhesive
- Craft Punches that match embossing folders
- White Cardstock
- White A2 sized card bases
The first thing I did was cut some cardstock to fit the top of my card base. You could just emboss the card base itself, and skip this step. Personally I like the look of the layer, and it gave me “wiggle room” in case I embossed the image crooked or messed up, I can just start over without ruining the card base.
Trim some white cardstock to 4″ by 5 1/4″.
Select your embossing folder. For this tutorial we will be using this beautiful “Butterfly on Flower” folder from Darice. I think it is a perfect all-occasion image.
When you use embossing folders, place your cardstock inside the folder, texture side up, with the name of the manufacturer also facing up.
You should have a beautifully embossed image!
Choose some elements on the image that you would like to highlight. On this image, I chose the large flower and the butterfly.
I am adding glitter to the flower, and I am making the butterfly 3-D.
Let’s start with the glitter. Using a fine tipped glue bottle or glue pen, go over the image you would like to glitter.
Once your image is covered with glue, sprinkle extra fine glitter over the entire image. I really love this extra fine glitter from Darice in “Snowfall.” It is a beautiful shimmery glitter with an iridescence to it!
Tap your image onto a sheet of paper, or a tray mate.
This way, the excess glitter can be dumped back into the bottle with no waste!
When I am working on monochromatic paper projects like this, I think texture is the key to making it really beautiful. I like to add dimension. I usually like to match up craft punches to the project or cut out elements to make them dimensional.
I punched a butterfly that roughly matched the size of the butterfly embossed in this image.
Your finished monochromatic white card can then be added to your card base. I chose to machine stitch it onto the card base, but that is certainly optional.
White on white is a perfect look for handmade cards for Christmas. There are many beautiful options for Christmas cards in embossing folders, like snowmen and snoflakes and Christmas trees and ornaments.
Dry embossing is a fantastic way to mass produce handmade cards. Here are some finished options. I am not sure which one I like the most for my Christmas cards this year. Do you want to help me decide?
Handmade Cards Option One: A traditional Christmas Tree Embossing Folder with glittered garland, rhinestone ornaments, and a punched star, attached to the top of the tree with foam dimensional adhesive.
Handmade Cards Option Two: A darling Snowman Embossing Folder with glittered scarves, and rhinestone embellishments.
Handmade Cards Option Three: A classic Snowflake Embossing Folder with glittered flakes, adhesive pearl centers, and a 3D layered snowflake punch.
Keep in mind- this monochromatic look can be done in other colors too. A tone on tone look is beautiful in any color. There are certainly matching glitter and cardstock combinations to create any color scheme you desire!
I hope you give these elegant handmade cards a try!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).