Saturday, October 20, 2018

Peace on Earth

Hi everyone.  One more card for the CAS Christmas October Challenge - Bird, hosted by Susan.


Speaking of Susan ... she gave me some card fronts with an embossed bird about 2 or 3 years ago.  I'm actually a little embarrassed about how long it's taken me to use one. :)

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do, so I just started by sponging and then made up the rest as I went along.  Usually I have more of a plan.  I used peacock feathers and it looks so pretty over the bird.  I used a silver metallic pen to draw along the embossed edges and along the outside edge to add a silver frame.  I filled the bird and leaves with Crystal Glaze and sprinkled liberally with Diamond Dust.  I LOVE both these products.  The Crystal Glaze flows so easily and the Diamond Dust sparkles like nothing else.  It's hard to capture in a photo, but trust me ... it SUPER sparkly.

To finish the card, I popped up the image with foam and heat embossed the sentiment in silver to match.

Here's a close-up ...
... and here's an even closer view which shows just a little of the sparkle.
There's still three days left to play along in the challenge.  Hope to see you in the gallery.






Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers Distress Ink; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Embossed bird image (gift from Susan - unknow origin), sponge, silver metallic pen, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo), Diamond Dust (Twinklets), silver embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Christmas October Challenge - Bird

29 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful and sparkly!

nancy littrell said...

Simply Beautiful and Sparkly dove Christmas Card, Loll. TFS and reminding me that I have the glaze on my wishlist:-) Hugs..Nancy

Maura R said...

Just gorgeous, Loll!

Linda said...

Beautiful, Loll

Barb Ghig said...

Your Christmas dove is gorgeous, Loll! I love all the texture and dimension you created on your focal point and your background is just perfect!

Susan said...

It might have taken you a while to use that embossed front I gave you, but it was worth the wait - what a beautiful card!! The peacock feathers is such a lovely colour for the bird, and I can't wait to see the sparkle in real life.

Ina G said...

Simply beautiful Loll. Love the soft colours.

Mac Mable said...

So beautifully CAS, with such a delicate and pretty colour and the glaze and the dust are fabulous x. Such an elegant embossed image too and love how you've run over it with a silver pen x.

Bonnie said...

The silver and aqua are so pretty and peaceful, Loll! Love the silver outlines! I have a lot of things that I've been going to use for a long time. Seems like time flies by way too fast!

Trina P. said...

2 years!... ha, ha, 😂 I probably have some in my stash, too. Beautiful card with beautiful sponging, Loll. Love the aqua and silver colour palette. I’m sure the sparkle is exquisite IRL. xx

HJ said...

It's beautiful and I love the font of the sentiment. Enjoy your weekend!

Patti said...

Beautiful Loll!! each perfect detail is stunning! : )

Christine Alexander said...

so gorgeous Loll, I love the simplicity of the bird image made into this amazingly beautiful Christmas statement:)

Jeanne said...

Very beautiful, Loll. Love the colors and the texture. Wow!

Bobby said...

What a steady hand you have to follow those embossed lines so perfectly, Loll, not to mention the frame. This is gorgeous.

Marcia HIll said...

Simply STUNNING Loll...LOVE it!!! :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous and sparkly CAS bird card, Loll! I love the color combo (peacock feather, silver and white) and the excellent detail work you did for the bird! Hideko xx

Colleen said...

Loll, this image is stunning and you have the perfect background colors to enhance this image! Gorgeous!

Greta said...

What a neat look, Loll--love this card! Think I need to find the Diamond Dust as everyone says it's so beautiful. I do love the Nuvo Glaze--won't be without it again!

Linda said...

Beautifully CAS ..... love it!! xx

Anita in France said...

Super shiny, super sparkly and super pretty, Loll ... what a gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

papierelle said...

Peace on earth ... our greatest wish!!! Love your image with a little bit shiny and sparkly.
Gundi

Kara Lynne said...

Such a gorgeous combination of aqua and silver! Gotta get me some Diamond Dust and Crystal Glaze now!

Happy Dance said...

So much shimmer and sparkle, Loll!! The blues are glorious and the silver is such a perfect complimentary color. I'll bet this looks amazing in real life! Love this! Bev

Darnell said...

When you realize that three years goes by in like six months, then it doesn't seem like it took that long for you to use Susan's gift, Lolly! And anyway, it was waiting for just this moment for you to dress her up and make her feel the the prettiest bird in all the universe! I love the aqua and I can imagine the schparkle is glorious!! Hugs, Dolly

Karen D. said...

these turned out so lovely....playtime is good!!
xx Karen

Jo Manna said...

What an incredible combo. These two tones are made for each other, this is heavenly. Darn, I'll have to get some Diamond Dust.
This is truly unique and peaceful xxx

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this is a stunning Christmas card! I love the color you used and I love the silver outlining you did. The glaze and sparkle is so pretty and I'm sure even more amazing in person! Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

BożenA said...

I can imagine how beautiful your pigeon must shine. I love this custom color for christmas card. A great CAS card.
Hugs,
BozenA