Monday, November 30, 2020

Dove of Hope

 Hello my friends! I have made another Christmas card for today's post. It's kind of funny how this card came about. I chose the colours because I wanted to use the Pretty Peacock/Crumb Cake ribbon. You will notice that there is none of that ribbon on this card. Once I got the card completed I decided that it would be too much with that ribbon so I didn't use it after all. I do like this colour combination though. It is not your typical Christmas colours but I think it is pretty.

I started by stamping the dove image from the Dove of Hope stamp set using Versmark ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. I added white embossing powder and heated it to melt. I used the whitewash technique to colour in the dove. I smooshed an acrylic block into the Craft white ink pad. I used my water painter to pick up the white ink from the block and colour in the dove. I coloured the entire image in white. I put a couple layers of white on the dove. I added So Saffron to the dove's beak, Crumb Cake to the sprig in her beak and Merry Merlot to the berry on the sprig. Once the dove was completely dry, I cut it out using a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies set. I stamped the sentiment from the Curvy Christmas set in Versamark ink, added white embossing powder and heated it to melt. I matted this on an oval that I cut from some Gold Foil using the Layering Ovals Dies set. 

I used a Crumb Cake card base and on top of this I added a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock. I stamped the sprig image randomly all over the piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock using Pretty Peacock ink. I wrapped a piece of linen thread around this piece of cardstock three times and then tied it into a bow. I attached this to the Crumb Cake card base using Tombo multipurpose glue. I added the dove piece to the center of the card front using dimensionals. To tie everything together, I added some gold metallic pearls dotted randomly on the card.

What I used for today's card:

Dove of Hope Stamp

Curvy Christmas Stamp

Crumb Cake Cardstock

Pretty Peacock Cardstock

Gold Foil Sheets

Versamark Pad

White Craft Stampin' Pad

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad

Layering Ovals Dies

Stitched Shapes Dies

Linen Thread

Metallic Pearls

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's card. I realized that while I have been busy designing cards for my class card kits, I have not been doing much stamping. As per the rules at Stampin' Up!, we are not allowed to pre-stamp any images in card kits. It makes designing a little tricky but I think it's working so far. I do look forward to when we are able to get together in person again though.

Stay well and keep creating!


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