Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Peace


At the Caardvark's blog, the challenge is to make a clean and simple card, and the sponsor this time is Hero Arts.  I decided to use last year's Winter Tree to simulate this year's new cling stamp called Starry Night. 
I started by stamping my tree on glossy white cardstock and embossing it in white.  Then I sponged faded jeans distress ink all over the card.  This was then overstamped with a beautiful Memory Box stamp called Peace Collage in the same faded jeans ink.  The "peace" didn't show up enough for me, so I restamped the bottom part of the collage stamp on white cardstock in faded jeans, tore along the top, and then trimmed the rest to fit over the main image, distressing all along the edges.  Then I used 2 little snowflake stamps to add some more snowflakes, heat embossing some of them in white and stamping others in faded jeans.  The whole panel was then adhered to a white cardstock base and I finished by adding a punched blue snowflake.

Supplies:  glossy and matte white cardstocks, versamark and faded jeans distress inks, Memory Box G1411 Peace Collage, Hero Arts H5244 Winter Tree, snowflakes from CL343 Holiday Sayings and A4871 Design Snowflake

20 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Lin, love the blue it really makes the white pop!

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  2. Love how you used the peace collage and the starry night together. Beautiful! Love the torn paper too! Inspired idea!

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  3. Just beautiful, Lin! I love the way you put these stamps together to simulate this year's new stamp! So creative!

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  4. lovely Lin. Your collage came together so well.

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  5. Beautiful! Love the calming blue. Makes me think of 'Silent Night.'

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  6. Wow! I would to have someone send me that at Christmas time!

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  7. Lin this is a great card! I love the embossing, the distress, the letters on the background... the blue!!! Everything! Really deserves a win! Good luck :)

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  8. stunning card Lin, love the simple colours scheme so beautiful!

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  9. Oh this is lovely Lin - it puts me in mind of those simple stylish lino print cards from the 1930s. I love that tree stamp so will have to look out for it.

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  10. Fabulous take on the CAS card, Lin! Love the distressing and enbossing on this one!

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  11. Oh my word, this is so incredibly pretty Lin! I love the soft colours!

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  12. I really love this! Perfect colors, perfect for the challenge! A winner to me!

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  13. This is gorgeous, Lin!! Love your fab card!!

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  14. Lin this is gorgeous- love how you created this to resemble the new stamp! You are amazing with your never ending creativity!

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  15. This is so gorgeous:-) I love all the detail in the design, such a perfect card!

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  16. so pretty and peaceful! lovely card, LIn!

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  17. margaretart@hotmail.comSeptember 30, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Really love this card, and love the way you shifted gears when the "peace" didn't show up. Surely thatadjustment contributed so much to the beauty and meaning of the card.

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