Saturday, March 17, 2012

Jingle Belles - Neutrals

The current fortnight challenge over at Jingle Belles Rock is to use this photo as inspiration for our cards:

We could use the colors, the texture, shapes, anything we wanted, so I went with neutrals. I love a good neutrals challenge! I started with this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

 and I made this:

The papers in the Basic Grey capella paper pack are mostly neutral, and since this is an inspiration challenge, I allowed myself to sneak in that flesh-toned piece (no, it is NOT (gah) PINK!). I embossed the grey-ish panel with my Houndstooth embossing folder to add a little texture to the card.

Oh, and I did not copy Lauren just because I used the Tim Holtz deer die. Well, technically, she enabled me to need it, so I guess every time I use it I copy her. Hmmm. (Shhhh, she doesn't know I want to be like her when I grow up.)

I'm going back in for some more stamping! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hmmm ... I swear I see a tiny dash of pink in that design :) ... love the fabulous patterned reindeer (I think we all want to be at least a little of Lauren when we grow-up ... but I'm guessing the secret of that is to never grow-up) ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  2. Gorgeous card, I love that reindeer die, looks fab with the patterned

  3. Love your holiday card! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Reindeers are fab! Love the dp you have used for the die cut, and the design is very elegant.

  5. This little reindeer is fantastic!! Beautiful colors, beautiful card! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. I love the color scheme. Really wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Oh my, this card is just lovely ... That reindeer die cut is fab, love the papers too!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!

  8. Wonderful take on the neutral color scheme!

  9. dude if ya *GROW UP* you won't be anything like me, now will ya??!?!?!?! hahahaha! (& i'm absuredly PROUD of that!!!) :) :) :)

    as for the card... ♥QUEL MAGNIFIQUE♥!!! i love everything about it... especially your take on that FAB sketch! this one is rockin' in a BIG BIG BIIIIIG way!!!! :)


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