Snow Front Christmas Card for JAI472

by Joanne James3. September 2019 09:00

Today I'm sharing a card for this week's sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink:

I was intrigued with the angled lines of this sketch, and whilst my instinct was to reach for my beloved designer series papers and start layering, I resisted and instead reached for another new Christmas stamp set and continued with my clean and simple streak - take a look:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Snow Front - If you are a lover of the 'Waterfront' set that features in the annual catalogue, then the 'Snow Front' set in the new Autumn-Winter catalogue will most certainly make it onto your wish list. With similar brushstroke designs and lots of scenic motifs, this set offers great creative possibilities. The stamp set I used for my snow is actually from the Waterfront set - go figure!

A Clean And Simple Scene - I decided to use the angular lines of the sketch as the basis for the structure of my scene. I used a row of trees for the back point, then a combination of a large pine tree and a path in the snow for the point at the front. I decided to make a feature of my log cabin and stamp it on a stitched circle to accentuate it, before adding in to my scene. I really let the stamps do the talking on today's card - I did add some clear Wink of Stella to the tops of my trees, the falling snow, the roof of my log cabin and snowman, but whilst it looks very pretty in real life, is nigh on impossible to see in the photo so you'll have to take my word for it.

A Pop of Red - I used a predominantly neutral palette for my card with the exception of Shaded Spruce and even after stamping my sentiment I still felt it needed something else. I settled for a red bird balanced on the word 'Christmas' and a thin red mat border for a pop of additional festive colour.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I have a day of errands today combined with pre-season rugby practice for the youngest of the James Juniors who is back to school tomorrow. Whatever you have planned, I hope you enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project and the launch of the new Stampin' Up! 2019 Autumn-Winter catalogue - woohoo! Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/3/2019 7:07:50 PM #

What an amazing card....I love the little snowman, I totally glossed over that image in this set!  AND how cool that you used that challenging sketch with  it as well!  LOVE IT!


Lou Kitzelman
Lou KitzelmanAustralia
9/4/2019 4:02:40 AM #

Now that is a very clever way to use our sketch! I love how you've used those stamped images Joanne. It may be clean and simple, but it is has such depth to it. Thanks for joining us again at Just Add Ink.


Corine van Wijk
Corine van WijkNetherlands
9/4/2019 7:46:48 AM #

Lovely card!


Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
9/4/2019 10:12:47 AM #

What a clever way to use the sketch Joanne! I love that you kept it simple, and just highlighted the cabin in little stitched circle. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim


Jan M
Jan MAustralia
9/4/2019 10:53:30 AM #

This is such a pretty Winter themed card, Joanne! I love how you’ve incorporated the sketch elements as snow drifts and highlighted the central homestead. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.


Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
9/4/2019 12:51:44 PM #

I agree, this is a very clever way to use the sketch.  Such a wonderful and whimsical stamp set.  I think the CAS style is perfect for this Christmas card.  Love it Joanne.   Chantell xx


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