Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Peace on Earth

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from the House That Stamps Built!  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo to inspire you:
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I've been in a Christmas card making mood lately (or rather, feeling like I need to get some Christmas cards made!), and I love Christmas, so I decided to use mostly the color combo but also a little bit of the scene to create this Christmas card:
I started out by stamping the ornament on a piece of scrap white card stock, then I heat embossed the star with white embossing powder.  I masked the ornament topper and sponged on some inks to create the scene.  I added the rays and little stars with a white gel pen and colored the topper with a silver sharpie, then fussy cut out the entire ornament.  For the card base, I actually started out with a piece of light blue patterned paper as I didn't want to have to sponge the entire panel.  Then I sponged on some teal ink and a little bit of navy.  I decided I wanted to have my ornament hanging from a tree, so I stamped the pine bow image several times in the corner, placed my ornament and added a little hanger and bow out of DMC floss. (As an aside, my girls and I have been working on making friendship bracelets, so several of my boxes of floss were already out, which is what made me think of using it.)  I finished everything off by stamping my sentiment and adding the silver star and a few silver sequins.  It's quite simple, but I am very pleased with how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Ornament Frame", "Shepherd Boy" I used only the star, "PEACE", and "Pine Branch"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" small star

The Merry Christmas Challenge--anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #25--anything goes
Sheep Ski Designs #17--your favorite things (Christmas and blue!!)
Dare 2B Artzy--anything goes
ABC Christmas--P is for plain
Creative Inspirations--holidays
Penny Black--I spy something beginning with "B" (I have a Bow and pine Boughs)
CAS Christmas--tree (I have the branches of a tree, hope that counts)
Creates and Makes #23--anything goes
Merry Little Christmas--anything goes
Crimbo-Crackers #169--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #347--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. #479--Christmas
CAS(E) This Sketch #284--sketch

Fussy and Fancy #218--CAS
Cardz TV #60--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #398--anything goes with the optional twist: for a lady or girl (I did not use the twist)
Sweet Stampin--Christmas
Crafty Friends--anything goes


Donna said...

This is stunning, what a great idea to start with colored cardstock for your background, and the ornament is gorgeous!

Lorraine A said...

Oh. my goodness this is gorgeous Heather!! the whole design of this is stunning,,, absolutely LOVE it :-)

Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge 🎄
Lols x x x

Glittered Paws said...

I knew this would say Christmas to you, and what a beautiful job you did. Love the DMC floss for the ornament hanger. We have so much "stuff" that sometimes we forget what we can use in other crafts we made.

Chris said...

Oh, that's beautiful! Lovely colours and design, love the scene inside the bauble! Thanks for joining in at CaSS

Esther Asbury said...

I love your unique and beautiful take on the inspiration photo this week! Such a lovely Christmas card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty ornament hanging from the pine bows, Heather! Love the beautifully sponged background, the heat-embossed star, and the hand-drawn rays and little stars. Using the patterned paper as a base and adding sponging is a clever way to create the gorgeous card base. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Christmas! Hideko

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Heather! Your ornament is so elegant, your details are amazing, and your design is stunning! So glad you played along at CAS Christmas card challenge! Barb (GD)

Loll said...

Gorgeous design Heather! Your peace sentiment really does reflect the feeling from your beautiful ornament. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

brenda said...

A really lovely creation and great for our 'I Spy' theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, how lovely! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Laurie Unger said...

I love your take on this weeks sketch - out of the box thinking that turned out wonderfully!

Susan said...

Gorgeous shades of blue and a beautiful ornament - a wonderfully serene card that suits the sentiment perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

Darlene said...

WOW! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

Merry Little Christmas DT
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BrendaB said...

Beautiful! I love the ornament you created thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card , thanks for joining us at the Crafty Friends challenge, xxxx

sweet art designs said...

&Your blue card is very lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Cheri said...

Wow, Heather! You captured this challenge so well in a Christmas card!!! I love this!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Heather… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely Christmas card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Linda said...

Your wintry scene is just so peaceful and beautiful with your lovely ornament.
Thanks for joining us this month at CAS Christmas Tree challenge.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful ornament, Heather! I love the scene you've created! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

Jo Rice said...

Such a beautiful card design, I love your use of colour and space. Perfect for our challenge, Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy blog...Jo. X

bristowmom said...

Wow! This is spectacularly beautiful!

Claudia Martins said...

Hello darling... So nice to see you join us in the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes" Challenge. Come always and play with us, it's always good to have you with us !!! Good luck!!!

Claudia Martins - DT (Crafty Friends Challenge Blog's)

Karen Letchworth said...

Such wonderful shades of blue on this, Heather. Thanks so much for sharing with us. It's always a joy to have you play along.
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Sheryl said...

This is beautiful Heather.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.
Hugs Sheryl

Liz McGuire, said...

Thanks for joining in the fun at Creative Inspiration Challenge. Your make is gorgeous! Liz x

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful, Heather! Thanks for joining us this month at Sheepski Designs for our challenge. Julie, DT member

Lady Joyful said...

This is a stunning Christmas card, and really great use of the colours. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

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