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Merry Christmas in Red Foil

Dove of Peace


A busy day taking the doggies to the doggie spa for baths and hair cuts.  Now that they're home, they can't decide if they want to run crazy, drink loads of water, or sleep.  It's such a stressful life for a Shih Tzu.  Zorro is the gray and white dog at the top left, Bernardo (Bernie) is the standing black and white, and Tony (CH Journie Any Way You Want It).  Tony is retired from showing, but is still on call for other duties...  We are watching Tony for a while to help out my sister who is the owner/breeder and the handler in the show ring.  Bernie is actually Tony's brother from the second litter of the parents.  Zorro and Bernie are not show dogs.  They just didn't make the cut with respect to conformation to the breed. 


Today's post is a Christmas card with a religious message.  I tend to shy away from religious-themed cards with my clubs and workshops to keep from inadvertently offending someone.  However, the Dove of Peace single stamp and a set of greetings from the Versatile Christmas stamp set just cried out to me to be combined into a card.


This card begins with a card base of Blackberry Bliss.  This color is so rich and regal looking that it seemed made for the dove.  I stamped the dove with Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock.  A strip of Gold Foil Sheets was stamped with "Peace" from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set using Staz-On Jet Black and die cut in the Big Shot with the largest of the Bitty Banners Framelits.  One end of the banner was snipped off and the banner adhered to the Whisper White cardstock underneath the dove.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Gold Foil Sheets.

A panel of diagonally striped Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum was adhered to the center of the card front using Mini Glue Dots behind the gold foil stripes.  A length of White 3/8" Glitter ribbon was folded over at the top and the fold adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.  The bottom of the ribbon was cut into a banner tail and the ribbon adhered to the center of the striped panel using a Mini Glue Dot at the top of the ribbon and at the center.  The dove was adhered over the striped panel and ribbon near the upper center of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.


The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Matching greetings from the Versatile Christmas stamp set were stamped at the upper center of the liner using Blackberry Bliss ink.

A strip of diagonally striped Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum was adhered along the bottom of the liner using Mini Glue Dots placed behind the gold foil stripes.  A narrow strip of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered along the top of the vellum using Mini Glue Dots to disguise the transition between the vellum and the liner.


A greeting from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set was stamped at the center of the Medium Whisper White Envelope flap using Blackberry Bliss ink.

And there you have it!  How simple is that card?  Sometimes the simplest design with the right colors has the greatest impact.

Have a great day!


Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Dove of Peace, Flurry of Wishes, Holly Jolly Greetings, Versatile Christmas; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss; Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  White 3/8" Glitter ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Bitty Banners Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope



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