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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Peace Be Still

It's another snowy Sunday here in North Western Ontario - a good day for a fire in the fireplace, some crafty time and a "snowy" Christmas card!!
I've been trying to get started on my Christmas cards .... and here is my first set. I tried a variety of ideas using my new set from Papertrey Ink -  Peace Be Still, and after several attempts (4 days of trial and error!!)  this is the one that I liked the most.  Once I  finished the 'prototype',  the others came together within 1 hour!    
Yeah  ....  so now I have a set of 5 cards for my stash.

I used a colour scheme of white, a light blue-purple (indigo) and dark purple.
I cut the dove from white felt and added a small black pearl for the eye. The two snowflakes were made by stamping Versamark on  one of the snowflake die cut from the Peace Be Still set and embossed with Iridescent Ice from Stampin'Up. A Martha Stewart snowflake punch was used  to make two additional snowflakes that were glued to the white die cuts.

A sentiment from Holiday Wishes was stamped in purple onto the matching background card stock and then mounted onto white card stock. 
The Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder was used to add some detail to the indigo card stock and then it was sanded to reveal the white paper core. Pearls were added to the sentiment panel and the snowflakes for a final touch.

The inside of the card uses another sentiment from Holiday Wishes and a snowflake from Peace Be Still.

Card Details:
Stamps:  Peace Be Still, Holiday Wishes
Inks: Versamark; Stampin'Up Lovely Lilac
Paper: The Paper Company Indigo Two-Tones card stock; Stampin"Up Whisper White card stock
Other Supplies:  Peace Be Still Die Collection; White and black pearl accents; white felt;  Stampin'Up Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder; Martha Stewart Glacial Snowflake punch.

Hope you're all enjoying a great week-end. Thanks for visiting.  I have a few other projects to work on this week, so will be back soon to share!


Chris said...

Those are beautiful, Karen. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who spends days trying to figure out what I like. Thanks for sharing that little tidbit. That is reassuring to me. I have many ideas and project attempts that are only trash worthy!

steph said...

So pretty, Karen!

BethieJ said...

Karen these are so PRETTY!! Love the colors!!
Have a GREAT day!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Those are GORGEOUS! I just love the colors and the inside too!

Denise said...

Once you get one nailed down it is so nice to just effortlessly reproduce. I really like the purple and white color combo - fresh and wintry. Enjoy your snowy Sunday... it's 80 degrees in Texas. {sigh}

Lorraine said...

Oh, Karen, these are so pretty! I love the colors you chose, the dove and the snowflakes! And like Denise, it's in the 80's here in Hawaii. I wish we could get relief from this heat, argh.

Stephanie said...

Karen, These are so, so pretty! I love your colors and the little additions like your pearls. Very beautiful!

Kristii said...

What gorgeous cards!!!!! I just love the colors-so perfect for the Peace Be Still set!!! The embossing is fantastic too!!! Absolutely wonderful work!!!

Cammie said...

Karen, these are so lovely! The embossing works beautifully with the stamps and dies. The pearls are a perfect balance to the sentiment.

Kelly said...

How pretty!

Jill said...

Karen, all the work was worth it. These are gorgeous cards! I sincerely mean that--they are just beautiful and nicely different with their color scheme and dove. I have most of the supplies you used . . . do I feel a "case" coming on? :-D Terrific job, Karen!

Michelle said...

I love the sanding - - always forget to do that and it's such a great touch! I think I missed out that there was a dove die...and I want it...now! Stay warm!

Rose said...

What lovely wintry colours on tha card set! They are gorgeous, glad you got some knocked out!!!