Monday, 22 December 2014

Peace on Earth


Peace on Earth.  
Isn't that a wonderful wish for the holidays in these troubled times.

I am back to my blues again which I love when making snowflake cards.  I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the snowflake from Hero Arts.  I inked the stamp with my 2 most favourite colours of blue Distress inks; Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, sprayed with water and stamped.
When that was nice and dry, I added some little white dots using my Signo pen then cut away the panel on either side of the stamped snowflake.  The card front was too plain, so I placed my paper into a Swiss Dots embossing folder, got out my trusty rubber mallet and hit it for some randomly placed embossing.  I added 2 scored lines under the snowflake for interest.
I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts then mounted the card front using pop dots over the sentiment.

 I am adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- CHRISTMAS THEMED

Simon Says- WINTER INSPIRATION

CAS on Sundays- CHRISTMAS

Time Out Challenge- WORDS INSPIRED

The Male Room- MASCULINE CHRISTMAS


 Thanks so very much for coming by to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts/ Distress inks/ Signo wh pen/ pearl/ Cuttlebug EB folder/ rubber mallet/ ScorPal/ silver twine

16 comments:

Jenny said...

Simple and pretty! Love!

Susanne Vargas said...

Another stunning card from you! Gorgeous snowflake and I really want to try this technique of cutting around an image! Merry Christmas to you and your family! And you are right, we could use some Peace on this Earth...

Shona Chambers said...

I LOVE blue and white Christmas cards, so this caught my eye straight away!! The design is fantastic and love the embossed dots. I have the same silver twine at home, isn't it brilliant??! Thanks so much for joining us at TIME OUT and hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

JanR said...

Lovely card, Karen! I love that rubber mallet/embossing folder technique, it looks way cool. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Sarah Gray said...

Love the random embossing and cut away around the snowflake - such clever techniques and a beautiful CAS design! Thanks for joining us at Time Out and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas :)

jenn shurkus said...

love the subtle texture on the back and a big fan of snowflakes :) pretty card!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Another lovely card, love how you've cut away the panel. Hope you and your family have a great Christmas. Karen x

Bobby said...

There is so much to enjoy about this card, Karen. I just kept looking at all the little details you added without making it look cluttered. Merry Christmas!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty !!

Donna said...

Stunning card Karen, such a beautiful CAS design, love the blue and white together :) Donna ♥ x

Vicki Dutcher said...

So lovely with the pop of color against the white! Thanks for joining in at TMR~

Verna Angerhofer said...

I really love this. And, an awesome sentiment of good wishes too. That would be wonderful if all had Peace and Joy this time of year.

Becky said...

Beautiful CAS card. Beautiful colors.

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! I love the split panel bridged by the distressed snowflake. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, too! Happy New Year and all the best for 2015!!

Anja Curvers said...

Such a gorgeous card really love it. Thank you very much for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like the design of this card. It is CAS but makes a big impact!