One of my favorite layouts is a White Out, a Winter White Out amongst this heat. What could be better! Time to pull out the white cardstock, white embellishments, white mixed media, and that one pop of color! I usually use a little black and a pop of color, but for this one, I decided I would keep it all white, play with textures, and use just one pop of color. In this one, it’s the blue from the sequins with matching Nuvo. No color anywhere else. With all the horrid heat, playing with winter was fun!
Building a Wintry Layout
Using a sheet of Cougar White cardstock, I pulled out some fun white mixed media. I used some winter stencils, and with no real idea in mind, I just started playing. This particular cardstock works very well with mixed media. It doesn’t warp so much, and when it does, it straightens out very easily and stays.
I love mixing things together. The marshmallow fluff embossing paste and the glitter glaze were fun to mix together. The dimension and the texture played well. The marshmallow fluff is awesome. The cardstock held its own with all the heat and then adding more with the glitter; a lot of cardstock will buckle and warp. This worked beautifully and stayed flat!
While waiting for my glaze to dry, I pulled out some more Cougar White Cardstock, made some tags, and cut this Cut File. I embossed the tags and used a light gray ink to make those snowflakes pop out. The Cut File I backed with some White glitter cardstock and made the hearts into little shakers.
Using a 6×6 pad, I added a matte around my photo, so enough to pop it out. All that white needed just a tiny bit of color. The gray worked perfectly. I collected some white embellishments. Some flair, a doily, my tags, some snowflakes, and my shaker title. Slowly it all came together, adding my title last with my matching Nuvo drops and a sprinkling of sequins.
I would love to see you guys take this and have fun with it! If you’ve never tried a whiteout, they are so much fun! It was a challenge in one of my Facebook groups a few years ago, and I almost didn’t do it, but I was so happy I did. Yours doesn’t need to be a Winter White Out. You can use this idea with any picture! Have fun!