Thursday, October 30, 2008

A wish for peace

Hello! I got this stamp set a week or two ago and still haven't made anything with it, so I thought it was time =). I'm really happy with how this card came out! I know my
dove looks kind of funny flying off the card, but it just looked too off balance
when I had him on the other side =). I stamped my image in Palette brown (I can't remember the actual color name) and then colored it with old olive and going gray. Then I just covered the whole thing in versamark and used heat and stick powder and Martha Stewart glitter. Am I the only one that all along has been using heat and stick and holding the paper with tweezers or my fingers? OMG, this is so much easier!! I just taped a little tab to the back of the paper. It worked wonderfully, and there are no spots where my fingers or the tweezers knocked off powder.

Oh, I had another idea today too! I was trying to figure out how I wanted to layout this card, so I was just kinda sketching it on my grid paper, but I was getting all aggravated erasing lines and all that, when I though, why not use acetate and a marker for this? So I cut two pieces of acetate. One is 4.25 X 5.5 and the other is 4.25 X 4.25. I colored the edges with a sharpie (so I can see them easier and not lose them) and now that's what I'm using to figure out how I want to lay my card out. I just put it on top of the grid paper so I can still see the lines and draw on it with a non permanent marker, and when your done just wipe it off!

-Stamps-A Wish For Peace, PTI Take a Bough
-Paper-Kraft, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red cardstock; Riding Hood Red patterns and Summer Picnic DSP.
-Ink-Palette brown, Versamark, Going Gray and Old Olive
-Accessories-Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat and stick powder, Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter.


Rhonda Kelly said...

WOW! What a fabulous card. I have been debating on getting that stamp set. I might just have to end up ordering it. I love all the glitter! Great job.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is gorgeous Emily! I LOVE the glitter and what a smarty you are too! Love that tab idea. :) Great images and colors too. A beautiful holiday card! :)

Cheryl said...

Emily this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love the whole card and the dove looks great. This is such a wonderful set.

Marilyn said...

This is a beautiful card Emily!! The glitter is awesome - and I love the bird flying off, so pretty - just a beautiful card!