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

23 comments:

Craftychris said...

Wonderful peaceful card and your woodgrain background is awesome! xxx

Lee-Anne said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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

Lesley said...

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

Diane Jaquay said...

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

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and an awesome wood grain background you created.

CherylQuilts said...

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!

Kim Heggins said...

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

Ina G said...

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

Davi said...

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

Gabby said...

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 :)

Gabby said...

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

Sillyfilly said...

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

Team Clark said...

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

Loll said...

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

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Karen. The wood effect background is superb.

Geri said...

"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' :)

Anke said...

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

Hugs
Ankee

Cathy Potosky said...

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

Jeanie said...

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

Bobby said...

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

Donna said...

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

Daria said...

Wonderful card. I love the deer die-cuts against your beautiful background.