Friday, August 11, 2017

Peace Be Unto You

 Today's card was inspired by sketch #158 @ Sunday Stamps and will be entered @ Penny Black and More for "All Creatures Great and Small", @ Jingle Belles for "Peace on Earth", @ Holly and Ivy for "Anything Christmas Goes", @ Sweet Stampin' Christmas for "Anything Christmas Goes" and @ Craft Rocket Challenges for "Animal Kingdom". 

I've been having fun starting my Christmas cards early and making them all different, instead of multiples of the same design like I usually do. This card was done as a square card that is just shy of 6" x 6" and the patterned paper (I think) was from CTMH at one time -many years ago. The stamp set is a long retired one from Stampin' Up!

Adding color to the beautifully detailed stamp was as easy as picking out a few watercolor pencils and digging out my blender pen.

To add some interest and lend an antique look to the card, I used the Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges of the patterned paper on the card front and all around the main image panel. I just loved the soft touch it added!

Here you can see the depth that the distress ink added to the card front. 

I trimmed both glittery washi tapes into banners according to the sketch and I love the interest this texture added to the design.

Inside I simply stamped the sentiment and dove from the same stamp set and lightly colored the dove with gray watercolors.

Until next time~


  1. What a sweet card! Your image is just perfectly colored and I love your background. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  2. Beautiful coloring for your gorgeous holiday card ... so glad you shared some PEACE with us a jingle belles.

  3. Such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

  4. super sweet card! I am so glad you played along with us at
    sunday stamps!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  5. Beautiful card, love the stamps and your lovely design. Thanks for playing along with our August Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’.

    1. thanks so much for stopping by to take a look!

  6. So pretty! Love the soft coloring on the beautiful image!

  7. Pretty card! The image is great... so lovely and heart warming.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#40 – Animal Kingdom}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#8 – For the birthday – Summerkids are best}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  8. Beautifully done! Love the stamp set you used!
    Many thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black and More!

  9. ohhhhhhh what a beautiful and artful holiday card! so pleased you could help us celebrate "peace on earth" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥