Thursday, September 5, 2013

PEACE

Good morning friends.  Today I'm sharing another Christmas card and playing along with both Festive Friday's and Merry Monday's challenges.  Gotta love it when you can make one card that fits two challenges! :0)  Festive Friday's is doing a trigger challenge this week using the word "Peace" and Merry Monday's is having us make a card that uses kraft, red, & green colors along with either ribbon, twine, or burlap:

                              

I love the colors for Merry Monday's and I also love my "Peace" die from PTI, so this was a fun card to create!  Take a look:


I started with a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" kraft card base, and then used the Peace stamp from PTI's "Peace, Love, & Joy" and Crumb Cake ink to make my background.  I had originally thought to stamp the whole card base with the background, but had gotten 2/3rds of the way done when I realized I liked it just the way it was!  I stamped the wreath from PTI's "Wreath for All Seasons" in Crumb Cake and then stamped the little leaves with Old Olive and the berries with Real Red (all inks SU!)  I layered the wreath with a piece of Real Red cardstock and then tied some twine on the side.  Lastly, I cut out the word Peace using PTI's die and kraft cs, and then sponged it a little using Crumb Cake ink.  I pop dotted the word to make it stand out a little bit and really like the look of it against the rest of the card. :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and make sure you check out all the other entries at both sites, as there is some amazing inspiration there!  Have a wonderful Thursday and I hope to be back tomorrow with something I'm excited to share with you for PTI's Make it Monday challenge. :0)

21 comments:

  1. two for one! Beautiful card as always!

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  2. So pretty Marcia. I love that wreath and need to get mine out. Can't wait to see what you have for tomorrow.

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  3. Hi Marcia. Gorgeous design and layout and great job combining the two challenges. Love that most of the card is crumb cake with the bit of red and green ... has a vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday! Loll

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  4. Very pretty. Love the wreath and the peace die-cut.

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  5. Beautiful card Marcia, I love your take on this challenge. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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  6. Beautiful card and sentiment, I'd love to have that die.

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  7. Love the double use of the word peace - and the calm, cream card with small pops of red - very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

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  8. I love how you've stamped the background, and the beautiful wreath with the twine wrapped on the side, and the diecut peace! A wonderful card, Marcia! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  9. Beautiful card. I love the monochromatic look of it with the little pop of red.

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  10. Beautiful card...I love your background PEACE...and then the die cut...perfect with the wreath!

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  11. Great love how you did your background, beautiful.

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  12. This is so gentle and pretty! The diecut is the perfect finishing touch and great background too. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Sue x

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  13. Gorgeous and peaceful for sure! A wonderful card, Marcia! Thank you for joining us at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge!

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  14. So warm and wonderful! I love the "peace" background with the die cut. The wreath is very sweet!

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  15. Congratulations on the HM honor at MM, Marcia! This card is superb!!

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  16. Oh, I LOVE the way you stamped the background - I need to remember that one! This is beautiful! Good to see you playing with us again at FF this week Marcia!!

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  17. What a perfect design, Marcia! Really beautiful card!!! Always great to have you at FF!!!

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