Saturday, June 16, 2018

Silhouettes of Christmas Doves

During the winter and late spring we were feeding birds outside our kitchen window. So many birds came to the feeder, we had to put down bird seed in several wide swaths on the patio to accommodate all of the hungry visitors.  Late in the season when doves arrived I could see why they are often portrayed as symbols of peace. They weren't pushy like the blue jays and some sparrows. They slowly, gently walked into a group to feed. Although they were bigger than the sparrows and juncos that we had so many of, their behavior seemed to say, "You go first, I can wait" or "it's your turn-you need it more than I do." At the time, I thought we could all take a few lessons from such birds.

I made two Christmas cards with a vintage silhouette digi of two doves from Free Trinkets and Treasures with the PEACE sentiment. I changed the colors from black to a peaceful light blue.

I embossed the white card base with snowflakes and used some very old CTMH Sweet Home papers that matched the blue of the doves.  I die cut the image panel with PTI 's Pretty Brackets die and snowflakes from silver glitter paper and added a bow with white and silver ribbon.  I used leftover paper to add more interest to the inside.

Thanks for visiting! May you be blessed as you create Christmas blessings for others!

I'm sharing these cards with the following challenges:

A Snowflake's Promise Challenge #52 - anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' June Challenge - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #472 - Christmas

Crimbo Crackers Challenge #160 - anything goes Christmas
Pile It On Challenge #143 - All sorts of holidays
The Holly and the Ivy #31 - Anything Christmas Goes

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Birds

Ephesians 3:20 (WEB)
Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

365 Promises (of God) - Promise #167: I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine.


Chris said...

Lovely design and beautiful soft colours, a fabulous Christmas card Vickie. Thank you for playing along with our June challenge at CaSS.

Kath said...

A beautiful card - thank you for sharing your lovely design at Winter Wonderland.
Kath x

samantha's cards said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, thanks for playing along with us at the Holly and the Ivy.

sweet art designs said...

Very pretty card. Very elegant. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Debbie Dickson said...

A lovely card with beautiful soft colours. Thank you for joining the CRAFT challenge this week.

Carol S. said...

A beautiful card and thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. I hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT