Peace on Earth

Friday, November 22, 2013

I had a few hours to kill last night while my internet provider got their act together. Since I couldn't get on the internet to work on future blog posts, I used the time to make another Christmas card. I used this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge sketch for my design.
This was such an easy card. I layered up a couple of dp's and Washi tapes, double stamped the trees (once in Pear Tart, and once in Toffee Crunch), sponged in a sky with Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage Distress Inks and an Inky Antics Cloud Stencil, made snow banks with curved border dies and clear rock candy glitter, and added those sweet deer die cuts. For the sentiment, I stamped it in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and heat embossed with a glitter ep (you can see the sparkle in the banner at the top of the post). And, to finish it off, I used a few iridescent sequins. I've been wanting to try sequins for awhile, but couldn't find any nice ones, then I accidentally stumbled across these and four other colors of sequins at Walmart the other day. I may like these better than rhinestones!
I cut several deer, large and small, when I was trying to decide what I wanted to use, and I had this large one left over, so I added him to the inside. Went a little crazy with the sequins here, but I like the snowfall effect.

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your visit and all the sweet comments!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge: It's a Mystery (the mystery of nature)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Use Heather's Sketch
613 Avenue Create Challenge #46: Anything Goes/World Peace Day
Challenges 4 Everybody #33: Anything Goes
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: CAS-ual Christmas


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Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful design! I love the clean, crisp lines and wonderful color palette! Fabulous snow drifts and the composure and balance of your scene is outstanding! Such a pleasure to find this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card, Cheryl! Your papers are GORGEOUS together and I Adore the reindeers in the snowdrifts! And the inside is just as pretty, too!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card inside and out! Love the deer and the lovely sequins for the snow effect, so pretty!

Stacey Schafer said...

How lovely! your scene is divine! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous card inside and out!!! Just love how you have created this beautiful scene and love the non traditional Christmas colors.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky

Ang said...

Gorgeous cards. Love your color choices.

Suzanne C said...

What a sweet peaceful and serene scene! Lovely card and beautiful design. Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

This truly looks like peace on earth. Just lovely! Sometimes it's nice to have an excuse to head back to the stamp room but, darn, those internet issues are frustrating!

Conniecrafter said...

Sweet scene, love the sparkle in the snow and the sequins are such a great touch also!!

laurelbeard said...

Oh my, both are so pretty and elegant. LOVELY!

Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge! ~ Laurel