Hi there! I have been playing with my Glimmer Hot Foil machine from Spellbinders, along with some of the new hot foil products from Spellbinders. I truly can’t decide which I love more: intense, vibrant color or bright, crisp white. I seem to go from one extreme to the other! Today’s projects feature plenty of clean white space, with lots of texture and shining, sparkling metallic accents.
When working with white on white, I like to create tons of layers of cardstock, with lots of different types of texture and several layers of foam tape. Limited color palettes can be very interesting and super elegant, as long as you are intentional with your layers and accents!
My first project features the Glimmering Swag Hot Foil Plate. I began by hot foiling this beautiful pattern on a crisp white panel of white cardstock using gold foil. This pattern is super elegant and works with so many different occasions!
While I had my hot foil machine out and hot, I hot foiled the Geo Foliage Hot Foil Plate set, creating an elegant thin hexagonal frame. I backed the frame with some heavyweight vellum to help mute the foiled pattern, to create a softer area for my sentiment. One of my favorite things about hot foil is that you can mix and match different products and make them all feel cohesive by using the same shade of metallic foil! The foliage from the Geo Foliage set looks like it was meant to go with the Glimmering Swag Hot Foil Plate because I used the same gold foil for both.
I paired the foiled foliage with some Holiday Blooms die cuts, cut from both white cardstock and some gold glitter foam to add another element of texture. Adding different textures in the same color help to add even more interest to the limited color palette. I arranged the white poinsettia and foliage in a swag at the top of my hot foiled vellum hexagon, then popped the entire piece up on the hot foiled card front using foam adhesive for extra height.
For the greeting, I die cut Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments dies from some more gold glitter foam. I adhered it to the center of my hot foiled hexagon using liquid adhesive. The gold and white color combination is so luxurious and elegant with multiple types of metallic gold. Definitely one of my favorite holiday cards that I’ve made this year!
My next card features the Sealed Swag Hot Foil set from the new Sealed By Spellbinders collection. As soon as I saw this wreath image, I knew that it would be a perfect ground for some pretty die cut blooms. I hot foiled the swag and greeting on some white cardstock using Rose Gold Foil from Spellbinders. I die cut the greeting using the included coordinating die, then used my scissors to fussy cut the hot foiled swag.
To keep the color palette simple and elegant as I did with the first card, I die cut some white flowers using the Be Bold Blooms die set, cutting some from crisp white cardstock and some from some coordinating rose gold glitter cardstock. I created a little arrangement using the die cut flowers and the hot foiled wreath, adhering the different die cuts using both liquid and foam adhesive for extra height.
To create some more texture on this project, I ran a panel of white cardstock through my Platinum 6 machine using the Geo Screen Embossing Folder. This classy pattern adds such beautiful texture to the background of my card front! I trimmed it down slightly and adhered it in the center of an A2 card base, allowing the plain edges to peek out on either side of the textured panel. I adhered the floral swag and hot foiled greeting on the card front using foam adhesive.
Well, that’s all for this project! I love challenging myself with these limited color palette projects. It’s such fun to see how I can incorporate multiple elements of texture, height, and dimension without adding any other colors to the card! Thanks so much for reading, and have a marvelous day!
What did you use to get the gold on the flower to match?
Gorgeous work, Emily! So elegant and classy.
Very prett! I love Spellbinders dies and your gold-copper? Cards are lovely.