Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Peace & Happiness

Trying not to waste a moment in giving the two background stamps which I bought from a Flickr friend some love and attention.  I had in my mind to make a Christmas card but with unconventional colours  and I knew I wanted to get inky!

Paper: notecard (Paper Studio); Neenah; patterned paper (unknown)
Ink: Antique Linen, Spun Sugar & Tumbled Glass DI; Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark
Stamps: Hero Arts (S5068 Poinsettia & Birds; CL343)
Other: Clear embossing powder; Scalloped Edge Punch (Stampin' Up)

I simply stamped the background in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I used my ink daubers and applied the various inks to the image allowing the embossed parts to resist the ink.  I punched a strip of paper with a scallop punch and added the sentiment strip.

I like the peaceful colours!

Thank you for passing by!  Have a glorious day!

15 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Brenda! I LOVE the colors and how you did the background. I love Christmas in non-traditional colors!! Well done!

Maureen Morton said...

Love the softness of these colors! What fun colors for Christmas! Who can be thinking Christmas.....you are way ahead of schedule! Good for you.

lynzw21 said...

I love how you highlighted the birds and flowers in the background with the pops of soft colour Brenda!

Barb said...

Wow! This is so soft and so pretty, Brenda! Love these delicate colors and your beautiful inking! Such a lovely design too!

Sue said...

A very lovely card Brenda, your inking of the BG stamp sets the tone beautifully.
Smiles:)

Tiffany said...

Oh Brenda! Absolutely gorgeous! I also ADORE non-traditional colors such as pink and light lavender for x-mas. It's different and refreshing!

Jacqueline said...

Soft and pretty! You can never be too early for Christmas cards! Hope your vacation went well.

Dawn said...

I adore the colour you used here Brenda. What a pretty card.

Rosemary said...

what a lovely Christmas card, brenda! i really like the soft colors you used...

Stella said...

I love your take on the embossing resist technique. I am also a huge fan of non traditional christmas colors and this card has a soft and subtle look that I just love.
Gorgeous card!

Lisa said...

This is so soft and beautiful irl, Brenda :) It's amazing to me this is a xmas card with these colors, but it really works!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love this card, Brenda! The non-traditional colours are so serene and I love how you sponged around the birds and flowers with different colours. Off to check out that background stamp, you enabler, you! ;)

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet! lovely card!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

WOW! So soft and delicate! This card turned out amazing! Beautiful background stamp! Beautiful inking!