Thursday, December 18, 2008

Peace on Earth

The Ways to Use it challenge on SCS today (WT197) was to make a quick, last minute project, so I decided to do a single layer card. I spend so much time figuring out what colors to use on my cards, so eliminating that step saves me a lot of time.

Oops, I just realized it is not technically a single layer card. That dove is cut out and placed on top. Oh, well, it's close. So here is how I made my nearly single layer card.

I started by stamping the dove from The Magic of Christmas, on Pure Luxury 80 lb card stock and colored it with Koh-i-noor pencils. Then I used a Versa Mark pen over the image and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. After it cooled, I cut out the image.

Next I made a template by cutting an oval in a piece of card stock, using my oval nestabilities. Added some re-positionable tape to the underside and placed it on my card base (Pure Luxury 120 lb). I sponged the opening with Bashful Blue ink, keeping it darker toward the edges.

Sponged with Ballet Blue, again, keeping it darker toward the edge.

Sponged around the edges with Not Quite Navy ink.

I used a stamp from Tree Silhouettes and stamped with Going Grey ink. I stamped a second time before re-inking to make some trees appear more distant.

Removed the template and used the small foliage stem from Tropical Flowers and stamped it with Not Quite Navy ink.

Used my white Sakura Gel pen to add a bit of snow, here and there, to the trees.

Next, I adhered the dove and then added the sentiment and bow.


Here is a close up.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day.

16 comments:

Jennie said...

Theresa, this is just beautiful! Love the sponging and the trees, wow! Gorgeous card!

Carrie said...

You make beautiful cards!! Such a nice Holiday card.

Catherine said...

Simply stunning!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

You are amazing with the sponging! This is gorgeous! So tell me, what do you use to sponge with? I keep trying with my little sponge daubers but something tells me I need to go bigger! lol!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beeeautifully elegant!! I just LOVE that blue...and yes.....I said it before........you ARE a sponging GENIUS!!! I want lessons girlfriend!!!!! Your wonderful tutorial makes it look so easy....and it's not!!!! LOL

Sandy Knecht said...

Fantastic card. Thank you for the tutorial. It's great!

Roxy said...

This is beautiful! I just received The Magic of Christmas and Tree silhouettes a few days ago. Thanks for the inspiration.

asela said...

Gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

Theresa! this is gorgeous!! thanks for sharing your step by step process- Well done!! Have a wonderful Christmas (if I don't "see" you again before then!_)

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow girl this is amazing.

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous and a great tutorial too, Theresa!

mochamama said...

Beautiful card and thank you for including the tutorial.

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! Love the stamps you used! Love the ribbon and curly cord!
Thank you for the beautfiul tutorial, Theresa!

Donna said...

what a BEAUTY!! wow

Deb Wood said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing how you did it!

Mary said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!about all your work. TFS