Brightly Gleaming Dove of Hope PP510

by Joanne James27. September 2020 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have my favourite, a sketch challenge for you to work with:


I love clean and layered cards and decided to incorporate lots of layers into this week's sketch. Lots of ways to interpret it - I decided to go with something new and a returning favourite and create another Christmas card for my stash:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Dove of Hope - There are lots of elements to today's card but my focal point is one of the doves and sentiment from the new Dove of Hope bundle. There are two stamped doves and an additional diecut dove in the Detailed Dove Die set, and I used the only left-facing one on my card. The stamp set has a number of sentiments, including this one that is perfect for decorating the inside of your card:

Brightly Gleaming - I paired my dove with some of the Brightly Gleaming designer series paper and used this to inspire my Pretty Peacock and Very Vanilla colour scheme. The Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper is a returning favourite from last year; it's great to be able to use if again!

Brushed Metallics - I decided to add in some Brushed Metallic Cardstock in gold to tie in with my metallic edge ribbon and add an additional touch of luxury and elegance to my card. I carried this through to my card too, where on a whim I added a strip of sparkly gold washi tape to the edge of my envelope flap, but have to say I quite like it!

I really like the Dove of Hope Bundle and think it has lots of creative possibilities. It is going to be the focus bundle for my November online card class so if you like this set too, I'd love you to join me. Message me to book your place.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; following a busy day yesterday we are having a day at home with all hands on deck as I complete the final preparations for my bi-annual retreat which is next weekend. There will be lots of diecutting from everyone! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
9/29/2020 11:10:11 PM #

Just a stunning Christmas card Joanne! You make every layer work perfectly together and I love the elegance of the blue and gold together, as well as that beautiful dove!  I hope all the prep for your retreat is going well - it's so wonderful your family pitched in to help!  No doubt it will be a great success!


9/30/2020 5:01:18 PM #

Just beautiful!  This sketch was so fun to work with, I loved all the layers!  Your dove Christmas card is beautiful with its embossing and gold accents!  I am sure to use this one again!  And I hope all plans for your retreat are going well!


ANN SCHACHUnited States
10/1/2020 7:00:08 PM #

An absolutely stunning card, Joanne! It's a gorgeous combination of colors with white. Your sketch is fabulous ... I LOVED it!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/1/2020 10:50:37 PM #

Joanne, I LOVE this sketch!  You know I am all about layers!  Your card is so beautiful!  The colors, the dove and the gold created such an elegant beauty!  This card will bring joy to someone!  Just WOW!


AllisaUnited States
10/2/2020 6:44:34 PM #

Your card is stunning and you totally rocked the sketch!  Gorgeous holiday card!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
10/3/2020 4:56:49 AM #

Joanne, your sketch made my layer-loving heart skip a beat! Swoon!! I really enjoyed this one and I especially love your card design. For some reason I find that DSP a little hard to work with but you made a little light bulb go off for me with it. A pop on a clean layout is absolutely stunning and I especially love that pattern with the Dove of Hope stamp set. So, so beautiful!


JaydeeUnited States
10/3/2020 1:50:47 PM #

Joanne, I loved playing with this sketch, so thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone!  Your take on the sketch is just stunning.  I love the touches of gold it just pushes the card to the next level.  Gorgeous, my friend


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