Saturday, March 16, 2013

Simple Solitude in Neutral

Time got away from me and I missed the last Jingle Belles challenge, so I wanted to make sure I got this challenge done right away. Lauren and Stef have a challenge this week that comes from guest designer Noelle McAdams......make a Christmas card using ONLY neutrals.

I used the Country Landscape Die from Memory Box, I really like this little scene. I did my usual for the falling snow, using my CB Swiss Dots folder. The snowy background and the landscape are both done in Confetti White card stock, and any marks you see on the paper are part of the Confetti paper. I like to use that for winter scenes because it reminds me of bigger flakes falling among smaller ones.

The main image panel is sponged along the edges with Crumb Cake and I used dimensionals to pop the main panel up on a Crumb Cake card base. The sentiment is the corner is also done with Crumb Cake. Its a nice shade of brown/tan that isn't too dark but yet still gives the light card stock some definition.

I didn't add much to the card, I kept it nice and clean because it the little scene reminds me of a nice quiet snow day, cozied up in the house watching TV, reading a book or working on Christmas cards :)

Make sure you head over to the Jingle Belles blog to check out the challenge!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: More Merry Messages
Paper: Crumb Cake, Confetti White
Ink: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Memory Box Country Landscape Die, CB Swiss Dots EF, Dazzling Details


  1. Beautiful, Lisa! Just beautiful!

  2. What a fabulous CAS design ... I love the confetti paper too ... so very glad you joined our neutral noel at jingle belles.

  3. Lisa, it always amazes me how stunning white on white can be and your card is a fine example! I love how you used the Swiss Dot as a snowy background. Beautiful!

  4. hey there Lisa, I don't know how you manage to visit my blog so quickly after I post my card but thanks. You always know how to brighten my day :-)
    This card is stunning in its simplicity. I love it. I would always want to add stuff but you are so good at just letting it be and that is just wonderful. I adore Crumb Cake for exactly the reason you describe here and it's perfect for your card.

    I have to admit to really enjoying our prolonged winter (and I'm only talking a few centimeters of snow here and there - nothing like you get ha ha!) but it's a bit sad to see spring trying to break through but only managing a few days at a time. The wildlife round here must be very confused.

  5. This is a FAB clean and simple card and I love how you mimicked snow with the dot folder. Thank you so much for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles! :)

  6. well, you really don't NEED to add much when the items you've chosen add up to ♥PERFECTION♥!!! this is gorgeous, such a beautiful C&S design and utterly awesome for the neutral noel theme!!! ♥


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