Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Peace on Earth

Sharing a card today using non-traditional Christmas colors...grey-blue and ivory with a touch of brown.  While I do enjoy building up layers and loading on the embellishments, I love the simplicity of this card.  The color scheme seems so serene...so peaceful.

"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." 
Luke 2:13-14

For a bit of antique sparkle, I added Old Paper Distress Stickles to the garland, ornaments, and stars in the central stamped image.

I made my own simple trinket tag by punching out the "Peace On Earth" sentiment using a circle punch and then layering a second slightly larger circle of patterned paper behind it.  I then used scallop decorative scissors to edge the patterned paper circle and hung the tag using a jump ring.


Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Bordering Blue’, ‘Confetti White’
Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye The Merry Days of Christmas ‘All Aglow’
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Inks: Archival Ink ‘coffee’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’
Embellishments: Distress Stickles ‘Old Paper’; Hobby Lobby lace; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; ribbon fibers; Tim Holtz jump ring

Tools: Tim Holtz paper distresser; Coluzzle; scallop scissors; foam ink blending tool; hole punch


  1. What a stunning card. Perfect stamp for the sentiment.

  2. That is just beautiful! I've always wondered how to adhere that type of ribbon...any hints?

  3. Lorie,
    For the lace ribbon, I just used my tape runner (I use Tombow Monoadhesive). The brown ribbon and button twine are actually tied around a lope in the lace ribbon.

    Hope this helps!

  4. Oh, this is absolutely beautiful!!! LOVE the colors you chose--and the image is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  5. What a lovely colour scheme on this card - lovely

  6. This is gorgeous - so elegant! Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month.
    Clare x

  7. Beautiful image, stylish creation.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More, good luck.
    Hope to see you again;-))m

  8. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday this week with your lovely card - Jacqueline xx

  9. A very pretty card Vicki.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck with all the prize draws and hope to see you again.

    B x

  10. I too like my layers but have to admit that this card is just simply adorable. Very effective. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge!

  11. I adore this card, there is so much I like, many thanks for sharing with us at MMM. I hope we see you again, Caz

  12. My fav card I've seen today while blogging hopping waiting on the oven to heat up.very serene.

  13. Gorgeous card and such great colors! Thanks for playing the Dress Down Rebel Challenges at RRD!

  14. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. This is really gorgeous Vicki. Love the soft colours and the beautiful image.
    Thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday this week and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x


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