Pantone-Inspired Dove of Peace

by Joanne James5. December 2015 23:02

Another late post from me today! I have had a non-stop day with grocery shopping, homework and a spot of cardmaking this morning and then Winter Fayre at school this afternoon and a swimming gala this evening. I'm not complaining though: I won first prize in the raffle at school, I won another prize in the swimming gala raffle and my superstar swimmer Rebecca put in an amazing time on her 50m breaststroke and qualified for County trials. So all in all a fantastic day! 

Today's card is for a few challenges: I've had the Dove of Peace stamp for ages and not once inked it up, so when I saw the Merry Monday Challenge this week I knew it was time to remedy that. I also wanted to enter The Challenge, where this week Lesley and the team would like us to create a Christmas card in non-traditional colours.

   

Well, you can't get more non-traditional than this:

Pastel Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder, inspired by two of the new Pantone colours announced for Spring 2016 (see the full palette and trend report here). I decided on simple blocks of colour and plenty of white space to allow my dove to really take centre stage. I stamped both my sentiment and dove in Versamark and heat embossed them in silver, then coloured the patterns on my dove using my Stampin' Write markers and fussy cut it (so easy with Stampin' Up!'s paper snips) before adding to my card and popping it up on dimensionals. I also added a wide band of silver glimmer paper for some festive sparkle. An unusual colour combination, granted, but I must say I really do quite like it and it still has a definite festive feel I think.

That's all from me today; I will be back tomorrow much earlier with my card for this week's challenge over at The Paper Players where we have a fun theme courtesy of the lovely Claire. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

 

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Wendie
WendieUnited States
12/6/2015 12:53:37 AM #

Just beautiful

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Nance Salkeld
Nance SalkeldUnited States
12/6/2015 3:21:20 AM #

Beautiful, beautiful card!  Love the colors and that dove!  Thanks for playing The Challenge!

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Kathy
KathyUnited States
12/6/2015 3:28:20 AM #

Oh, this is beautiful!!  Love the soft colors and touch of glitter!!  Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

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Anita M
Anita MUnited States
12/6/2015 3:40:36 PM #

Beautiful card - I love all the sparkle!  Thanks for joining us at The Challenge this week.

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diane
dianeUnited States
12/6/2015 3:48:11 PM #

What a GORGEOUS card!  The dove is beautiful and I love the silver sparkle!  Thank you for playing along this wee at The Challenge!

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Hansi
HansiUnited States
12/6/2015 10:06:12 PM #

Absolutely gorgeous!  I love Christmas cards in non-traditional colors and how the ones you have chosen evoke the peacefulness of the verse.  The simplicity of the layout keeps the focus on the most important elements, the bird and sentiment.

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Susan Joyce
Susan JoyceAustralia
12/7/2015 7:20:45 AM #

Lovely colours, so soft and pretty, beautiful Christmas card.  Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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