Jingle Belles. The challenge was to use only neutral colors to create a holiday card. I used black, gold, cream, and tan. This card held a real challenge for me because I normally do not do "collage" type cards. I usually end up with something I am not happy with, but this time I liked the result. I think it's because the colors are neutral. I began by using scrap pieces of patterned paper that had tan images or text. I randomly adhered them to a cream colored tag along with some black netting from a vegetable bag. I punched a hole in the top center of the tag and added black and gold threads. I added a smaller metal tree brad and a gold and black star. I created a small envelope that I also layered with patterned papers in a collage fashion. Around the center of the envelope, I added a metal tree brad and slipped a piece of black cardstock through the center of it. For the mat, I stamped Jingle all the Way with a Versamark and added a gold embossing powder. I adhered the tag/envelope to the mat and adhered this to a cream colored cardbase that I trimmed with decorative scissors. The funny thing is, when I saw the description for the "neutral only" challenge at Jingle Belles, I wasn't so sure I could make a holiday card with neutral colors. I surprised myself my creating two cards with these colors!
Supplies: Cardbase: Bazzill, Cardstock: Recollections, Bazzill, Echo Park, Patterned Paper: Paper Wishes, Stamp: Stampin' Up, Versamark: Tsukineko, Embossing Powder: Shimmerz Enamelz: Gold Digger, Brads: Oriental Trading, Decorative scissors, Netting: Veggie Bag, Black String, Gold Trim, Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry.