Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Peacefilled Christmas


Peace.
Something we all pray for especially in these times of discontent.
I hope this card portrays that feeling in some way.

I began by creating the woodgrain background piece.  I spread some Elmer's School Glue onto a piece of cardstock randomly in lines and let it dry.  When dry, I applied Distress inks, spraying with a bit of water to blend then, using my ScorPal, I scored the lines to mimic the look of wood.  I applied more Distress ink over the scored lines to accentuate the look of the grain.

The deer are die cut using the Memory box die.  I stamped the sentiment from a Stampin Up set and scored a line on either side to continue the theme of the scored lines.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- DIMENSION

Simon Says- CHRISTMAS

Always Playing with Paper- CHRISTMAS

The Crazy Challenge- EVERYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for taking the time to come by and see what I have been up to.
I appreciate your time and all the wonderful, kind comments.

Supplies:  stamp- SU/ Elmer's School Glue/ Distress inks/ Memory Box die/ Cuttlebug/ ScorPal

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful peaceful card and your woodgrain background is awesome! xxx

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  2. Haha...you're right...we are on the same wavelength today, Karen :) LOVE what you did with your background...such amazing dimension!

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  3. That is incredible, that you made that background yourself! It looks so realistic! I love it!

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  4. Homespun goodness! Love the natural feel of your card, Karen! Thank you for playing at The Challenge!

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  5. What a cool background you created here, perfect with the serene, white die cut, simply AWESOME!!!

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  6. Beautiful card and an awesome wood grain background you created.

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  7. Oh, Karen, this truly does convey peace, and we pray for that, don't we? I love the amazing background you've created...it looks like real woodgrain...amazing! And how precious is this die with the deer! Beautifully done, sweet and dear friend! Wishing you a blessed week! Tender hugs!

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  8. Wow....this is one awesome card! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

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  9. Awesome background and fabulous effect. Love the deers to finish this of beautifully.

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  10. Wow Karen your wood effect is AMAZing!! The white deer really pop! A gorgeous card :)

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  11. Holy Moly, Karen! What a wonderfully realistic wood grain bkgrd you have created! I tried to envision how you achieved it with glue, ink and scoring but I gave up while I was ahead because I was lost. Hee. It really looks wonderful. Your white deer family perfectly states your simple message of peace. xx :)

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  12. Ooops forgot to mention that I love your bright, starry header. It's so festive! :)

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  13. Karen this background is amazing. I love this beautiful creation.

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  14. What a fabulous background - WOW! And I so love these precious deer!

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  15. This is amazing!! LOVE that woodgrain background. Will email you to find out more about how you did this! :) Great backdrop for your beautiful family of deer. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

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  16. Gorgeous card Karen. The wood effect background is superb.

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  17. "Deer" me, this is stunning! You SERIOUSLY created the background???? Wow - it is INCREDIBLE! Sure does a fine job of highlighting the silhouettes of the deer! Thanks for sharing with us at 'the challenge' :)

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  18. WOW WOW WOW stunning card, so lovely and your woodgrain background is awesome.

    Hugs
    Ankee

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  19. This is stunning!! The wood background looks so real! This would be a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

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  20. So beautiful and so serene -- your card really does evoke peace. I love it. And that background is amazing!

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  21. I love that wood look, Karen, and those white deer reminds of some my mother cut out to put in the yard.

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  22. I'm sure many have already said this... your wood panel background is fantastic.
    Beautiful card. X

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