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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Wintry Sky

Today I thought I would play with one of the newer sets in the Stampin' Up! 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog. This set is called "A Wish for Peace." It also includes a word stamp and a dove. I LOVED the church and trees!!!

I stamped the image on glossy card stock using Black Staz-on. Then I used Q-tips to color in the detailed areas. I sponged in the sky beginning with the Apricot Appeal and ending with the Bordering Blue.

I used the "Merry Christmas" word from the "All Holidays" set. I used the Designer Label punch and behind it I layered the new Wide Oval punch. I taped them together and along the edge of the Designer Label piece I poked a hole so I could insert the brads. I did it right along the edge so part of the brad would hang over on top of the label. It gave it more of a bookplate look. I wanted a little bling on the card but not too much. The church and sunset part of the card are meant to be the focal point of the card.

There wasn't a lot to this card. Sometimes I find images like this hard to work with. You usually have two choices here. One you spend some time coloring in the areas or two you stamp the image in one color of ink and accent with colored layers. These types of designs are very easy to work with using a single color to a more elaborate card if you color in the details. It's all in what look you are trying to achieve. I thought it was a fun card. I was in the mood to color today!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

11 comments:

Melissa said...

So lovely Wanda!

Many Blessings,
M.

Pat S. said...

WOW! Your card is gorgeous! You do such a nice job with the sponging :)

Suzeqscraps said...

totally gorgeous, thanx for sharing

Diane said...

Stunning!!! Your spunging is so perfect,wish I could do that!

donna p said...

This card is stunning. I wish I could sponge backgrounds like that. So real looking.

Sara Paschal said...

I love this, great card Wanda!

Mary D. said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. The colors are gorgeous!

Paula said...

Wanda,
Just beautiful. If that card does not put you in the Christmas mood, nothing will.

Denise said...

You did a wonderful job on this, Wanda. You're coloring is perfect!
Denise

Debby said...

Beautiful job Wanda. Love this set too.
Angel hugs
Debby

Cherie said...

Wanda your card is beautiful! TFS!

Cherie