Sunday, August 7, 2011

Peace on Earth

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Yes, I'm forcing myself to get back into Christmas card making.  Don't get me wrong.  I love creating Christmas cards.  It's just a little difficult to think about the holidays when the weather is so hot and humid.  Heat, humidity and bugs.

Ah well. I digress.
I saw a card on Pinterest last night, that used heat embossing followed by sponging.  It was a floral theme, but I thought it would work with snowflakes, just as well.  THIS is the card on Pinterest, that inspired my card.

My card:

I heat embossed the entire front of the card with white EP.  Then masked the area to be sponged.  I used 3 shades of blue, in different areas - varying the intensity of color.  Then I stamped my earth ornament and sentiment after removing the mask.  Since the surface was uneven, I filled in any "missing" areas with a black stampin' write marker.  I added a tiny ribbon bow at the top of the ornament.
This will be an easy card to mail, since the only embellishment is the bow.
Thanks for stopping by!

card stock: stamper's select white (PTI)
stamps: peaceful season, serene snowflakes (SU)
ink: bashful blue, marina mist, pacific point (SU), onyx black (Versafine)
other: winter white EP (SU), black ribbon (Offray)


  1. This is beautiful, Susie! I'm bookmarking this for a future CASE as I love the simple elegance of it.

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Love how you have masked the circle an then have the ornament hanging off to the side! Those embossed snowflakes are the perfect touch! Love it!


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