Friday, 18 December 2015

Church Christmas Project - Day 9 (Gentle Peace)




Click here for more information about my Church Christmas Card project and a link to my Pinterest board for more cards I made in past years.

Today's card is another of my favourites and also the exception that proves the rule. Most the cards I make for this project are quick, simple and easy to mass-produce. This one was embossed, coloured with copics and then embossed again.

I started by embossing Stampin' Up's Gentle Peace on white panels by stamping it in Versafine Onyx and then embossing with clear powder. I then stacked them up and brought them with me to Tracey's house in October, with the colours of copics I wanted to use. It's the perfect project for an afternoon like that - I started with all the grey, then the yellow and 'skin' and finished with the blues. After all the colouring was done and I was back home again, I cut a mask, covered the image with Versamark ink and then embossed it again with clear powder, so that it really looks glassy.

I also created a variation, by not colouring the blue. I like them both for different reasons - the blue looks like the night sky, with the star shining above, while the white looks so clean. What do you think?



8 comments:

TK said...

Beautiful, I just love the whole stamp! While both cards are pretty for the reasons you stated, I like the blues because the second embossing really does make it look like a stained glass window!

Joan B said...

they are both beautiful. the nicest cards I've seen with this set

Bobby said...

Both are beautiful, Ardyth, but I like the blue because it does look like a stained glass window.

Lisa said...

Oh gosh Ardyth I love them BOTH!! But if I had to choose, I think I will go with the second. Something so peaceful about that one!!

Maxine D said...

Ardyth these are both beautiful, bit I admit that I like the blue one the better of the two. Love the embossing over the coloured image, it certainly adds another dimension to it.
Blessings
Maxine

Gabby said...

Beautiful image and wonderful, vibrant coloring. :)

Renee M said...

They are both absolutely gorgeous!

Chriss Blagrave said...

I love them both, but that night sky adds something...