Friday, 4 December 2015

Let There Be Peace

Today's Christmas card had a very humble beginning. This whole card was designed around my desire to use up a piece of this pretty DP!  It just might be a Wild Rose Studio DP...I need to somehow label my snippets to know exactly! lol

I love the pattern and colours in this DP but they are unusual colours for me to use. Green, red, and purple!  Since I have a few friends who LOVE purple, I decided to try to  make that the predominant shade, so matted the image and the card base with purple cardstock.

The image is a bit of a change from my usual Momento black images. I must confess that even though do own lots of embossing powders, I rarely remember to use them!


I heat embossed this pretty Dove of Peace with a silver embossing powder. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but once matted with the purple paper, it seemed a bit lost on the card. I peeled off the mat and added an inner mat of distressed silver metallic card, and then added the purple mat back on.  Did the same for the sentiment although had to use a snippet of a different type of silver mirri card. There just was not enough of the distressed silver mirri card leftover from the larger image mat!

 No lumpy embellishments here...instead a nice and easy card to mail as it is very slim in depth.

With all that is going on in the world at the moment, it felt good to use this Dove Of Peace.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

30 comments:

Carol L said...

This is just beautiful Mo, and I agree- that dove of peace is a welcome sign in our world of turmoil.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, great backing papers and a stunning image.

Kath x

PJ said...

Your card is so elegant. I like the colors. You did a great job.

Carol said...

A beautiful card Maureen, love the image and the pretty paper. Carol x

jimlynn said...

That's a unique color combination with the purple - and it's beautiful. Love the image embossed that way and your lovely, lovely card.
Lynn

Heidi Stamps said...

This card is such a lovely one! You hit it out of the park with this one :)

aussie aNNie said...


sorry to read you have not been well Maureen, thanks for dropping bye and your condolences.xx { aNNie}

valerija said...

Your card is so beautiful. I like the image.

Di said...

Gorgeous card Mo - you've been a busy little bee this week :) And, you're absolutely right - the backing paper is from Annabel's Christmas paper pad by Wild Rose Studios! Almost two years ago I did a blog post about how I store my patterned paper snippets in the backs of paper pads - and having used the system for all that time I can say it absolutely works every time for me! This is the post Mo - sorry, can't work out how to add it as a link here but if you just copy and paste it into the address bar then you ought to be taken directly there!
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/organising-paper-pad-storage.html

Hugs

Di xx

Sandra H said...

This is just so pretty x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card Mo!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Mo, such a beautiful embossed image and pretty papers, the purple is lovely.
Pauline
x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The purple works so well with the designer paper, it's a lovely card! Enjoy the weekend sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful and love how you have pulled out the purple and really made it the focal colour. Hugs Mrs A.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is very pretty! I love the embossed dove! Your papers are gorgeous!

MaryH said...

This pretty card sounds like some of my adventures, but your final result was worth all the unsticking. I totally agree with the idea of the Dove of Peace - the whole world could use some! It looks so lovely in the silvery embossing, and the silver mat enhances the emboss color. The soft purple looks very elegant with the silver, and I love that background paper too. Great work...TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Beautiful dove & the silver mat on top of the purple was a great idea!

chrissy xx said...

I'm the opposite! I've pieces of paper that I can't {wont} part with lol...
LOve your colours Such a pretty stamp too.
Chrissyxx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mo. And of course, using purple gets you extra points!! Such a lovely idea to use the Dove of Peace.
Hugs
xx

Linby said...

Just gorgeous and I love the colours you used.

scrappymo! said...

Thanks Di...I thought it was Wild Rose Studio DP...

Sue - said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the silver embossing.

KandA said...

This is so gorgous Mo. The paper is really pretty and I love your embossed dove xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great idea the dove of peace...! Very appropriate for the poor world today! Love your design, so elegant, and the silver embossing!

laurie said...

That IS some pretty paper! I love the gorgeous card you made with it!

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Mo, lovely design. I must remember to use my embossing powders more too. xx

April said...

So pretty! I do love that pp. Great job!

Joanna said...

Great card!

Barb said...

Snap! I don't use my embossing powders nearly enough either. Your card is lovely and the colours look so pretty. Barbxx

butterfly said...

That's an absolutely lovely focal image - a really elegant card with the swish of movement in the image echoed in the bauble decorations in the background.
Alison x