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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Peace On Earth Card



I am sharing another very easy holiday card that sticks to my theme of using non-traditional colors.  I think I only have a few more to share before I fall into the more traditional colors - let's face it, the crunch is on in a BIG way and as I get more stressed out my creativity takes a hike - I don't blame it, I don't like being around me when I am stressed, either (hell, if I could escape me I would).



I found the blue flowered paper in my stash of paper – I think it is from Stampin' Up!- one of their decorative scrapbook papers, but I am not sure - I was SU! demonstrator about 13 years ago, so I am a bit fuzzy about what I have left from them.  I cut out the part that I planned to make the focal of my card.  I stamped Peace on Earth and the frame (both the sentiment & frame are from Tim’s Stamp Line, the set is called “Simple Sayings” and the part number is CMS155) on a piece of scrap white cardstock using Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink in the color of Stormy Sky.  I was thinking of pop dotting the phrase, but I am trying to make my mailing cards a bit simpler considering how high postage costs are so I didn’t.  I matted the paper with the sentiment on it to a base cardstock that I have had for years – I have NO idea where I got it from, and it, too, is about 13 years old, but it resembles a sky with clouds and I thought that it would bring the whole card together, and I think it did!

 
 This is the paper the base card is made from - the color is off as it doesn't look "stormy" in real life. I wanted to share a picture of it with you because you can barely see it on the card and I really enjoy finding funky papers and incorporating them in my work.  As usual, I am sure I had NO idea what I was going to do with this paper but I am so pleased I bought it.

 And here is the finished card.  For those of you that have the "Simple Sayings" set you will know that the frame has a distressed look. I wanted to add that so you didn't think my cutting was so bad - hehehehe - those white peaks and valleys are supposed to be there.


Hope you enjoyed my card and my mini how to!  I feel that this card truly looks peaceful and I hope that the person I give it to finds some peace in their life.

Blessings!

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Recipe #154, Christmas Chaos, Anything Goes
TotallyPaperCrafts - Challenge #197, Christmas Using Non Traditional Colors
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas Wishes
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Use it Tuesday - Christmas (stash is the scrapbook paper & the card base paper)
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything Goes

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely CAS card and perfect for our challenge at Southern girls. Ta heaps for joining in. x

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  2. I love it. It really does show a peaceful tone. Thanks for playing in our final challenge at Use It Tuesday! Best wishes always! Tammy DT

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  3. beautiful colours beautiful card, Thanks for playing along with us at clear it Out Tuesday for the ATG challenge

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  4. Thank you for playing along with us this week at TPC with your gorgeous creation.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

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  5. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  6. So calm and pretty! :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

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  7. Very striking card. I love the stormy paper. How great would that paper be for spring shower images, but it looks great this way, too. Very versatile.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Mari

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