Monday, 2 June 2014

Peace On Earth

Hello people,
You are probably thinking that I have lost it today, the beginning of June! What can I say, I felt the urge to make a Christmas card and felt inspired to join in some of the Christmas challenges out there in blog land. So here is my card using yet another gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamp, this one is called Peace on Earth, she is very adorable. 

I have coloured the image using Distress Markers and added some glamour dust to her wings and around her hair. I matted and layered onto some very lovely papers, might NEED another pad of these papers. I felt the papers didn't need to be matted onto yet more card stock and so I used my quicky glue pen and glamour dust and went around all the papers and the image to give some depth and texture. I made the poinsettias by stamping onto vellum using a Versamark ink pad and then I heat embossed using a glittery white embossing powder. I then cut out the poinsettias using my Spellbinders dies and pinched each petal before layering up. I used large clear beads in the centres of the poinsettias using a blob of Pinflair to keep them in place. The sentiment is also a LOTV stamp from the set Christmas circular sentiments set 5. To finish I used some pearls, a charm and a silver ribbon that I picked up in Waitrose sale after Christmas a few years back, I always know these bits and bobs that I acquire will come in handy sometime!  

 A view from a different angle, you can see the poinsettias better in this picture. 
Products used:

  • Image & Sentiment stamps - LOTV
  • Colouring medium - Tim Holtz Distress Markers
  • Poinsettia Stamps - Heartfelt Creations Petite Poinsettia
  • Poinsettia Dies - Spellbinders Layered Poinsettias
  • Papers - First Edition Silent Night
  • Embossing Powder - Heat it up Snowflake Tinsel (This is one of the first embossing powders I ever brought, so not sure if it's still available) 
  • Glamour Dust - Joanna Sheen
  • Pearls - The Hobby House
  • Creative Expressions Large Beads - Joanna Sheen
I have been inspired to enter the following challenges:


  1. Wow Fern this is a truly stunning card I might just "borrow" the poinsettia idea!! xx

  2. Oh Fern, this is stunning. What an adorable little Angle.
    The pastel colors and your coloring are beautiful.


  3. Well simply stunning Fern. I am impressed with a Christmas card made at the beginning of June xx

  4. This is a beautiful card Fern, I love your gorgeous image and fabulous design. The little touches of glitter and vellum poinsettias look wonderful with your lovely papers.

  5. Wow, this is beautiful. Wonderful colours and such fabulous details. Love the way the edges of the paper glisten and your vellum poinsettias are so pretty xx

  6. Gorgeous!!! I love all the sparkle and those poinsettias are stunning!!! The pinching of the petals really give them some great dimension. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  7. Love this so much Fern, gorgeous image/stamp used...I could finally follow your blog re the two boxes you this is good...
    I have candy if you would like to enter it...

  8. Hi Fern, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

  9. Thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for June - hope to see you again soon x


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