Sunday, 20 November 2016

Peace for the Holidays

It's something we all pray for and especially even more now in such turbulent times.  

I made another Christmas card as I get ready for the holidays.
This was a fun one using a leftover piece of Yupo paper I inked with Alcohol inks.
 I began by die-cutting the little village scene onto black cardstock.  This die is from Your Next Stamp and makes for such sweet scenery cards.
I backed it with the inked piece then stamped my sentiment from PTI onto a stitched die-cut piece and pop dot mounted it over to the side.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Shopping Our Stash- FRONT AND CENTER

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps- DIE CUTS WITH A STAMP


I hope you enjoy a peace filled day!

Supplies:  stamp- PTI/ dies- MFT, Your Next Stamp/ Yupo/ Ranger Alcohol inks/ Cuttlebug/ pop dots/ ink- Memento


Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wonderful bg with alcohol inks !

Lin said...

As always, your blues blow me away, Karen!

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW the blue background is stunning and love the card and sentiment.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful background for your sky. Great village die too. The card is awesome.

Bonnie said...

I love the beautiful colors and patterns in your background, Karen! The sweet village cut in black is so striking against it! We certainly do need to pray for peace!

Craftychris said...

Definitely has the 'wow!' factor! Love it! xxx

Susan said...

Gorgeous alcohol ink background! And I love the way you did the village in black so that it looks like a night scene.

Nancy Stislow said...

This is beautiful, Karen! I love that background! What a gorgeous sky for your die cut village! What a creative layout too with the placement of your sentiment!

Loll said...

The colours of your night sky are so beautiful Karen. Love the softness you've gotten. Lovely paired with the black cityscape. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So serene and peaceful. Reminds me of those borealis skies.

Bobby said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous background, Karen.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Winter sky for your cityscape scene. TFS Karen. Hugs, Nancy

Gery said...

Great card on a lovely background ❤️, Karen!
These times are some kind of scary, you don't wich way it will go.
A lot of things happen all at the same time.
I agree with you, please let there be peace on earth.
Groetjes Gery

Maria A. said...

Hello Karren: So glad you shared this beautiful card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, the inked background panel is just gorgeous, it looks like a night sky!!The little houses die cut in black add to the peaceful feel of this lovely Christmas card.
What the World needs now is Love and Peace!!
Thank you for joining us at SHOPPING OUR STASH with this beautiful card.
Maria Rodriguez.

Mimi said...

Love this one... everything about it. Yes, "peace on earth" is like the xmas sentiment of the year. Thank you for sharing at SOS (...again!!! Happy to have ya!)

Team Clark said...

I love this so so much! Perfection! Hugs, Autumn

Veerle said...

Gorgeous background and the harmony with the die cut piece is just perfect.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge.
Greetings, Veerle DT - ATSC

Marlies said...

A beautiful elegant card and the background is in lovely colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies