Thursday, November 22, 2012

Peace on Earth

I'm looking forward to a few (quiet) days off from work as part of the Thanksgiving holiday.  I kicked off my mini-break last night with this seasonal card.  It uses the color scheme from this week's 10 Minute Craft Dash (blues and kraft--right up my alley!) and this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I was honored to have my cards from last week recognized by both of these challenges--yay!  It also fits the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge to make a clean and simple winter card featuring shades of blue.

With the help of the beautiful die cut felt snowflake pulled from my stash of "leftovers," this card came together in 7 minutes and 42 seconds.  I put a piece of navy dotted patterned paper on a white panel, then added smaller strips of Baja Breeze and kraft cardstock across the patterned paper. 

The felt snowflake's set over that, accented with a light blue crystal at the center.  It's the perfect delicate focal image against the blues.  I stamped the "peace on earth" sentiment from the Lil' Inker Designs Instant Camera:  Christmas stamp set in navy blue ink just above the patterned paper strip, then set the panel on a kraft card base.  Clean, simple, and peaceful!

Materials Used:
Instant Camera:  Christmas stamp set (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Nautical Blue ink (Tsukineko); Baja Breeze and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock, felt (Papertrey Ink); Dark Denim Dot designer paper (BoBunny); blue crystal (Michaels)


  1. Gorgeous card Lori - you beat me to it! I had these three challenges in mind and a similar card in my head LOL!

  2. What a great card Lori .. the blues are so fresh and cool, which work so perfectly with that gorgeous snowflake!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  3. Beautiful card Lori! I love that snowflake! The blues are so beautiful and wintery! Great clean and simple design! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Lori, this card is so beautiful! The layout and the way you used all of the challenges into this one beauty is perfect!

    Thank you for playing along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. I hope you'll join in my challenge again! :)

  5. Your blues are lovely! And the big snowflake is a wonderful focal point!

  6. Beautiful card Lori! Love that Snowflake!Thanks for sharing your Winter Blues project with us @ CASual Fridays!

  7. This really caught my eye in the gallery, Lori! I just love the placement of the paper strips and snowflake. So beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!


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