Friday, September 30, 2011

JB40: peace on earth

this week at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we are attempting to create peace on earth!!!

ok, that might be a bit ambitious. howsabout we attempt to create christmas cards with a "peace" theme, instead? that's a bit more do-able! :) all you have to do to join in is make a holiday card that features a peace sign, the word "PEACE", or evokes a peaceful feeling to you... as conveyed by woodland scene, maybe? or a starry night? or a dove? feel free to go as wild or as tame as you like, just make with the peace, baby!

i went with the word "PEACE" mostly because i found this gorgeously rendered version in my stash of vintage cards:

(vintage christmas cards; patterned paper: my mind's eye, scrapworks; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

i cut out the center of the letter "P" in order to incorporate an element from a second vintage card--the beautiful dove! i fussy cut his wings and tail so that it would seem like he was emerging from the card. after that, i *tried* to add a bunch of embellishments, but the card resisted such blandishments and asked to be left in... well, PEACE... so i just stuck on a couple of coordinating mats and called it a day! :)

if you stop by ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ you can see miss stephanie's card and peruse the gallery... a trip that is always well worth making! if you'd like to participate, inlinkz will be open until next wednesday! see you over there!


  1. sigh...very peaceful...great challenge!

  2.! Soooooooo GORGEOUS!!!

  3. ooh great challenge. Love the card. You can paper cut like no one I've ever seen. Awesomeness!!

  4. Terrific! ... I hope I get to do this challenge when I get back ...

  5. Stunning! The illuminated P is so beautiful and the dove just makes a perfect Peace card.

  6. girl this is BEAUTIFUL!! love the dove :)

  7. gorgeous card. I love how you have used vintage cards and combined elements to make this most beautiful creation.


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