Monday, October 07, 2013

Peace at Christmas


Hi everyone.  It's Monday and time for the next Merry Monday challenge (#78).  Thanks to all that entered last week's challenge - there were so many beautiful cards!!  Today's challenge is to use a bird on your card.




I used a retired set from Stampin' Up! called Gift of Christmas.  I love this image ... it's so beautiful and I thought it went perfectly with my large sentiment stamp.  I added some ribbon this time ... haven't used ribbon for quite a while!


Here's a close-up:



I used my Stampin' Up! markers to ink the stamp, "huffed" (to re-moisten the ink) and stamped onto Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the sentiment, added the ribbon and adhered the panel to a thick white card stock panel the same size to give it more strength.  Then I popped it up on my card base.



Stamps:  Gifts of Christmas (SU!); Peace (Anita's Stamps)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Old Olive ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives and dimensionals



I hope you'll join us at Merry Monday for this wonderful challenge.  Pop over to Lesley's blog (Always Playing with Paper) for the details ... and check out the gorgeous cards made by the rest of the Design Team.




23 comments:

Lesley said...

I love the marker technique and it looks amazing on this card, Loll. Your image is so pretty and the all white card base, allows it to shine. Gorgeous card!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Loll!! That image is so pretty and I love all the white! Awesome card! :)

Deepti said...

This is beautiful Loll :)

Karen B said...

What a delightful stamp set Loll - not one I've seen before. Love what you've done with the card; it's so pretty. Just been hunting round to see if this set is still available anywhere and found one on eBay.............so keep your fingers crossed!!! lol

Karen xxx

Susan said...

Loll, what is a wonderful card - I love that image and you've coloured the flower spray so beautifully. I'm thrilled that the Merry Monday challenge is birds as I love Christmas bird cards.

MaryH said...

Ah, I'm envious of your inspiration picture, as I love these birds (in case you didn't awready know that!). Your take on this lovely creature was just as inspiring...that is a beautiful stamp, loved the marker technique...so wonderfully done. Your expanse of white always shows your image to such effect. Well done. TFS

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Loll...such a lovely image...a very classy card

Anne.

Donna Przybylowski said...

Beautiful job Loll!!
hugs
Donna

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful inked with the markers! You've placed the image perfectly and used such a beautiful sentiment! Love the ribbon too! Great job, my friend!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card...love the stamp, wish I had it...lol...so pretty and "peaceful"!!!

Notes by Nina said...

What a beautiful card Loll, the image is so graceful and pretty looking.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous card, Loll! I love the crisp, clean images and the sentiment is stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Loll-That little bird sits perfectly on your beautifully stamped greenery and flowers-fabulous design :)
Nssa xx

Anonymous said...

So lovely, Loll ... the sentiment matches perfectly the beautiful serene bird scene you've created! Anita :)

Karren said...

This is so beautiful and CAS, Loll. I love how you've colored the stamp with markers - it's such a gorgeous image.

Karen D said...

A beautiful card Loll. I love the floral flourish and they way you have coloured it. I really feel the spirit of Christmas in this card.

shirley-bee said...

Wonderfully serene card, Loll. The image is so pretty coloured with markers.

LeAnne said...

I am amazed at the preciseness with which you can color those images with your markers! It's unbelievable! You do such a beautiful job...and this is a beautiful card!

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Loll. I love seeing how different a card can be with two different people using the same image. Karren's card was also beautiful.

Gramma Sarah said...

Peace be with you Loll ... this one's out of the park! Just ordered the floral flourish.

stampwithsandy said...

What a gorgeous CAS card, Loll. You colored the image with markers perfectly. Love it!

Nonni said...

Beautiful, the stamps that you used are stunning. I love the traditional look of this one.

Karen Harris said...

Such a lovely card!