Friday, November 17, 2017

NOEL...Inkspirational Challenge #148~Designer's Choice: Christmas Cards Using ONLY Neutral Colours

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #148~Designer's Choice, where our sweet Yvonne invites us to create a Christmas card using neutral colours only.  Greys, browns, whites...in all their varying shades, tones and hues...can be incredibly beautiful (my house - yes you heard that right - details down the road -  has those very colours and oh, how I love them...).


Heidi, from Stamp Along with Heidi, is joining us as our Guest Designer. Not only is she super talented, but I discovered she lives in Alberta, my province, just 'down the road' a couple hours! How awesome is that! Her neutral card is lovely, as are those of my darling teammates:


Today, I'm sharing a NOEL card, using Concord & 9th's Joyful Noel dies and stamps, along with Barnwood Background. Hard to see in the photo are the 'little' details: the N is cut from deep brown cardstock embossed with a woodgrain folder; the wreath is shimmer paper; the E and L are stamped with word and woodgrain images from Joyful Noel.  A little kraft star with a Nuvo droplet is the finishing touch...


NOTE: Honoured to be selected as a Cards In Envy~Typography In the Mailbox favourite by Kristie. THANK YOU!

Super simple to make; I already have five done with more in the assembly stages. These are heading to my mom to send to family and friends. Hope she likes them!

We're going to a craft fair today; one of the cyclists we know creates gorgeous bracelets (I have three already, which I wear all the time) and necklaces using a variety of organic elements. Selecting some as gifts are on my radar. The sandalwood beauties she shared on FB and IG have caught my eye...


Heyyyy....these bracelets are neutral colours, too!  No wonder I'm smitten!

Looking forward to seeing your Christmas Cards in Neutral Colours in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Cards in Envy~Typography


Curtain Call Challenge~Acorns.  No acorns but I have featured a neutral/woodgrain palette and an alignment of images. If this doesn't fit your challenge, totally understand!


Thank you for dropping by!


15 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Carol. I think using the neutrals adds to the beauty for sure. Nicely done. Those bracelets are lovely, too. No wonder you already own a few. Fantastic work. Hugs!

Jen W. said...

I LOVE this, Carol! Gorgeous and warm and perfect!

Sherri Thacker said...

I love the big word Noel on this card. It's perfect for our challenge at Cards in Envy.

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is simply BEAUTIFUL! Love it!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Miss Carol...love your big Noel! So festive!

Bobby said...

The variety of stamping and texture really make this neutral card a stand out, Carol.

Marina said...

Timeless, with just a hint of rustic style ...this is great.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi neighbour! I love your card! At first glance it's a beautifully crafted slightly rustic card. And then one looks more closely and there is such a wealth of detail. Love that faint woodgrain in the background. And the stamping on each of the letters--so subtle and so clever. Love the "O" which is actually a wreath. Love it!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeously organic looking, Carol ... with a hint of lovely rustic ... so beautifully detailed! Hugs, Anita :)

Eliz Stewart said...

Carol... love the subtle background. When you zoom in on your photo, you can see all the special details. So glad you can mass produce, it is a great card! Thanks for joining Curtain Call this week.

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, how I adore your card! The combination of neutral colors look so warm and rustic! And all the details on the letters - absolutely swoonworthy!

Ann Abrahamson said...

A perfect entry for the Cards in Envy challenge. Love the details for each letter and that color palette is so peaceful. Your Mom will love them! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love how you did the"O' in Noel for this beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That's such a beautiful card !!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this!