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:
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!