Monday, December 6, 2010

Peace On Earth

Please note this is my second post of the day. Please scroll down to see the first.

When I was first given this set by Heartfelt Creations, I honestly didn't know what to do with it. I couldn't get the windows to look right. A big thank you to HappyCrafter who gave me the tip to use a bit of red and orange around the edges before going over the whole window in yellow. It helps to give that warm, evening glow that I couldn't seem to achieve.

The sentiment was also difficult for me since it read "And Peace on earth Goodwill to Man." I can't start a sentence with "and". I just can't, even if it is a line of a song. Then I came up with with the idea of masking off the "and" and placing the "Goodwill to man" on the inside of the card. Now it just flows. I'm so happy with it. Thank goodness for gridded acrylic blocks.

The blue cardstock was run through my Big Shot using my Crafts Too folder. I then tore scraps to make the snow. The image was stamped on a piece of scrap paper, coloured with Copics and then cut out by hand. I ended up drawing a continuation of the path from the church, which I like. It seems to make it more inviting. The sentiment is cut out using my Nestie and then outlined with a Copic marker. I used Frosted Lace Stickles around the sentiment, the star and along the edges of the snow and the path. Love all the sparkle. When do I not love sparkles?

Challenges this Card Meets:
Joan's Gardens - Card using only Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies
Bizzy Bec's - Christmas
Cards For Men - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - The Blues
Pear Tree Designs - Winter Wonderland
Stamptacular Sunday - Blue Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Embellish It (with lots of stickles)


  1. Hi there

    What a great project, you have created such a lovely Christmas scene right down to the stary sky.

    Thanks for joining in at Stamptacular Sunday this week and good luck.

    B x

  2. Fabulous card love the scene it definitely looks cold there. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

  3. such a lovely card.

    Thanks for joining us at PTD and good luck

    Donna x

  4. You did a fantastic job with this set!!

  5. What a beautiful winter scene! Love the embossed sky!!!
    Im so glad you joined us at STamptacular this week!

  6. What a terrific idea using the differnt colors to make the windows glow. Beautiful card!

    Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #25 Weekly challenge.
    I hope you join us again soon!


  7. The dark background really enhances the glow from the church.Super scene.Thanks foro joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
    Lisa x

  8. Thank you, Christine, for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

    What beautiful work with this wonderful church and snowy night!! It is so perfect with your Peace on Earth sentiment!!

  9. Hello Christine, I just love you embossed winter sky! Cute scene!Thank's for sharing your project with us this week at Stamptacularfor our Blue Blue Christmas challenge.

  10. What a truly beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Bizzy Becs. Hugs Jackie

  11. O I really like this, such a different style of Xmas card. Loving your embossed stars, and your colouring of the windows worked a treat!! Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Bec's for our Christmas challenge, and also thanks for joining in at Stamptacular for our Blue chrsitmas challenge
    Hugs Leonie

  12. Wonderful job on this one!!! I really like how you did the stars in the sky, and your windows look great :-)