Thursday, 7 December 2017

Peace on Earth

Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card, Peace on Earth.  
I think we are all praying for that this Christmas season. 

I had fun creating this card.  I began by inking up the background using the Splash Watercolour technique and Distress Oxide ink.  It made a quick colour palette to stamp onto.
When it was dry, I placed the inked background into my Misti and stamped the trees first in black then again using the same colour ink as I had used on the background.  I find by using a colour already on the background, it gives a great shadow effect and adds to the depth and interest.
Next, I die cut the piece using a stitched frame die then distressed the edges and added a snowy feel by rubbing a Versamark ink pad along the edges and then heat embossed with white powder.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti again then mounted it onto a piece of blue cardstock.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look and wishing you Peace.


Adding my card to these challenges:
The Male Room- CHRISTMAS/WINTER WISHES 
Craftaholics R Us- CHRISTMAS


Supplies
Stamps- Hand Lettered Christmas (MFT); Trees (Mark's Finest); Tree (Northwoods)
Ink- Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean Distress Oxides (TH); 
Versamark; Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; white eb powder; Stitched die (Avery Elle); 
white acrylic paint

19 comments:

Dortesjs said...

Yess peace on earth would be very nice, wonder if it ever would happend ;O(
but great card this and with your lovely colours as always.

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Karen. I love the beautiful blue ...

Hugs
Anke

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous colors for your Splash background, Karen. I LOVE your different sizes and shapes of fir trees..like in our forests. I have stamped off tree images, but never stamped in the same color as the background..I am Always learning from you my friend:-) TFS and Happy Holidays...and Peace of Earth! Hugs

Pat said...

I love your trees against the bright blue background Karen and the wonky stitched edge and white embossing finish it beautifully. x

Susan said...

Love the way you did the white embossed edge - definitely adds to the distressed look. Beautiful blues and great layering of the trees to get a feeling of depth.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful and so peaceful.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifullllll Karen
Gr Karin

Loll said...

The splash background makes it seem misty in the background ... just like it is here these past two days. :) Love the winter scene with this grouping of beautiful trees! xx

Cara said...

I love your inky background, it shows off the trees perfectly x

Marilyn said...

Wowsa, what a great card! Beautiful background and the trees are done perfectly.

papierelle said...

Very atmospheric your card!!!

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Karen, the background and trees make such an amazing scene. Awesome card :)

Chris said...

Such gorgeous background colors. Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room. Merry Christmas!
Chris (DT)

Pat Mandle said...

lovely

Bonnie said...

This Earth could use some peace! You card is peaceful and beautiful! Love the shadow of the trees!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous contemporary festive card and I love that amazing watercolour technique.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you have a very Happy Christmas.

Daffodil Cards said...

SO very beautiful Karen, I love the sentiment which is perfect for the peaceful scene. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at The Male Room - Faith DT.
Sorry I've been awol.

Nandini said...

Very beautiful. Love the background and the fabulous sentiment. Merry Christmas and looking forward to seeing you in the ATSM gallery in 2018. Nandini, DT

Monika Skinner said...

Love the blues, Karen! You created a stunning background for your trees. Thanks for playing along at The Male Room Challenge. Good Luck!