Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Penny Black and Crafter's Companion Christmas Peace card


Hello everyone and welcome back to the ATSM Challenge #402
I'm so happy today that we are starting to lift some of the lockdown restrictions and I was able to go for a walk with a friend and take a picnic lunch on the most beautiful sunny day. We can now have visitors in the garden and we are going to celebrate a family birthday together in the garden over the weekend. It seems sooo long since we could do this!!! I hope you get to see more of your family and friends soon too.



We are looking for Christmas cards this time and I came up with this one.


I had great fun creating this background. I started with white card and blended several blue distress oxide inks on it using blending brushes. Once it was dry, I used a snowflake embossing folder and then blended some white pigment ink over part of the snowflakes, and added some white paint splatter drops over the whole card.

I die cut the Penny Black Bountiful Berries die and added some stickles to the berries. The PB Peace sentiment was cut three times and stacked. 

 

I still felt something was missing so I randomly rubbed on some stickles with my fingers over the top and right-hand side of the card and although hard to see in the photograph this adds a lovely sparkly finish IRL.

As always, my talented DTeamies have some great inspiration for you over on the blog and I'm delighted to say that we have the lovely Ashwini joining us as Guest Designer.

I'd like to play along at





Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good Easter.

Hugs
Carolxxx

20 comments:

Sue said...

This is so lovely Carol and I love the colour! hugs Sue x

Mac Mable said...

Great textural background and the added bling looks so pretty. A beautiful card Carol x.

Viv said...

Textured background looks fab - a beautiful card Carol. x

cotnob said...

A pretty card Carol, a lovely background.
Enjoy your birthday celebration, I hope the weather is kind to you.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

SmilynStef said...

Love the blending and splattering for your lovely background. So glad you joined us with your to-die-for holiday card at Jingle Belles.

Maria said...

Such a lovely card with a gorgeous background!! Beautiful color, too!! Well done, Carol!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design and the background blues is gorgeous with the white.

Daffodil Cards said...

This is Gorgeous Carol, love the shimmery effect, the embossing and the beautiful die.
Faith x

Lindsey said...

This is so beautiful in blue and white. And I can definitely see the pretty sparkle in the corner, great idea! (Hoping Easter weekend will be warm enough for some distanced visiting with family...)

Susan Renshaw said...

Love your card Carol. Beautiful background!
Fabulous make for ATSM!
Susan
Teamie
Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

Susan Renshaw said...

Me again...
Thank you for sharing with IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
Susan
DT for IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


Izzy Scrap said...

This blue and white combo for your Christmas card definitely screams Peace to me ! What a beautiful background you've made with your OX inks, embossing folder and stickles. Love it !
Have a great Easter weekend. And enjoy your new "freedom", for us it is a new lockdown for at least 1 month ! x

Sarah said...

What a beautiful Christmas card Carol, the background is wonderful. Wishing you a peaceful Easter xx

Kim Heggins said...

Such a beautiful card....so elegant and graceful!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Elegantly beautiful. There is something instantly soothing and relaxing about the peaceful hues and overall design of this gorgeous greeting.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Ros Crawford said...

This is swoon worthy... I love it and the smeared stickles is genius! Yes it's nice to be less restricted, all we want now is some warmer weather! Happy Easter!

My Side of Oz said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! The background is perfect with the die and the awesome sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Ike’s World Challenges this month! Nan, DT

lauren bergold said...

that beautifully shimmery background is so amazing; what a beautiful CAS card! so pleased you could join our diecutting fun at JINGLE BELLES!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I saw this in the gallery at PBSC and had to get a closer look! So shimmery and beautiful colour! Love the texture too! Thanks for sharing at PBSC:)

Jane Savage said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

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