To start I made the shaped card blank using a Sizzix die. I then embossed a piece of thick white vellum with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. I love the look of dry embossing on vellum, the embossing detail gets outlined with white. I always put a couple of pieces of printer paper in the folder when I emboss vellum as sometimes the design can get cut through if the folder gives a really deep impression. The addition of the paper prevents that from happening. I ran a narrow strip of tape along the card to glue the bottom of the vellum down and then covered the adhesive up with the ribbon tied in a knot. For the top of the vellum, I just put a small glue dot behind each corner and then added punched photo corners to cover them up. I added some texture by embossing the corners with the Square Lattice folder and then placed a pearl on each flower centre.
I wanted to add a sentiment but I couldn't get it to look right if I placed it on the card front. So I decided to carry on the white on white theme inside the card and I glued the die cut 'Congrats' inside. I embossed just the bottom of the card and also the envelope flap with the Elegant Bouquet folder. I really enjoyed putting this card together, I've only made one white on white card before. They really are something special and perfect for a celebratory occasion. I have to say I was so concerned I'd get a mucky mark on the card I kept washing my hands, you really need these creations to stay pristine!
CS: Craftwork Cards Softies CS in Alabaster, thick white vellum
Tools: Card Fronts, A2 Eyelet & Ornate Sizzix Bigz XL die, SU! Elegant Bouquet & Square Lattice embossing folders, SU! Photo Corners punch, 'Congrats' from Cuttlebug 'Everyday Greetings' cut & emboss combo set
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Whisper White organza ribbon, self adhesive pearls