Saturday, May 26, 2018

Christmas Peace with Lace and Snow

I'm so glad there are Christmas challenges to remind me to get started on the mountain of Christmas cards that I need every year. I wanted to convey the message of PEACE that our world so desperately needs today. At the birth of Christ the angels brought the message of "Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men."

I made three versions of this blue and silver card using some very old CTMH designer paper with lilac mist diamonds that I embossed with a snowflake border. You have to look pretty hard to see the diamond pattern, but in person, it adds additional interest beyond what plain cardstock would have.  That blue background is adhered to a silver foiled card.

I used a Spellbinders "Peace Sentiment" die set to cut the swirly oval shape with the silver word 'Peace."  On the last two cards below I stacked two of the white die cut to give it more dimension. I used a row of lace on each card and white glitter paper snowflakes punched with a Martha Stewart punch, with a pearl in the middle of each. The card base is truly a shiny silver even though the photo looks black.

The next version has the addition of a silver doily half.

This third one is my hubby's favorite because it has a lacy border on the left.

Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed as you share God's peace with your family, your neighbors, the world.

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - May stash: Lace
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - May Anything Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #387 - anything goes/option of silver
Crafty Catz #418 - anything goes/option of Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy #29 - Anything Christmas
Through the Purple Haze #144 - pearls or lace

2 Thessalonians 3:16 (WEB)
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times
in all ways. The Lord be with you all.


Lucinda said...

Such delicate, pretty cards - I like that you've made a series, each a little bit different. It's definitely a good idea when you have a lot of cards to get made - well done for getting ahead! Thank you for joining us at 52CCT.

Furrbster said...

These are gorgeous and I love the slight differences in each card,

Hugz Tinz

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Blog for challenge 418 the theme is Anything Goes with the optional theme of Christmas and the sponsor is Bugaboo. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Suze said...

These are all gorgeous. Love the lacy look to them. Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Add some Silver at CHNC.

AlisonC said...

These are very pretty. The colours and lacyness work really well. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT.

Tracey T said...

Such pretty cards. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey