Friday, May 23, 2014

peace on earth

it's the friday before memorial day weekend, so of course i've got a lovely new christmas card to show you! yes, i know, it sounds insane; but by making just one christmas card per week over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ i'm insuring that my december will consist of doing other things besides mass-producing a gazzillion stressful cards, which... trust me... been there, done that; i'll stick with THIS brand of crazy, ta v. much! :)

this fortnight our prompt is "peace on earth" and what we're looking for are holiday cards that feature a peace sign OR the word peace OR just evoke an especially peaceful feeling. (if you choose the last option, throw in a little line explaining how it's peaceful to you!) i did quite a bit of experimenting this time, and i've been going back and forth all week debating whether it works or not. i think it kinda does. (maybe?) but you tell me:

(recycled dove and snowflake xmas cards; best creation sparkly silver glitter paper; k and co sparkly white chipboard snowflakes; oriental trading co silver brads; a bit of vintage lace; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

i printed a clipart peace sign and used it as a template on my glamorous glitter paper, which i used as a frame for the pretty dove from a very sparkly silver christmas card i saved last year. then i grabbed another "rescued" card with  shimmery snowflakes... (this one was saved by my friend cheryl; because once people know you "upcycle" beautiful old paper, you get given quite a bit of it, which is AWESOME!!!) ...and i added some dimensional chipboard snowflakes using star brads. then i mounted the whole thing to a freshly made 5x7" card blank to which i affixed a bit of lace that kind of dangles off the edge, and in the right light... or possibly the right mood... kind of looks like snowflakes. at least that was the idea. does it all come together??  i *think* so. was it fun to make?? heck, YES! so i'm callin' this a win! :) :) :)

over at ♥JINGLE BELLESmiss stephanie has a lovely card to show you that does not need ANY question marks or complicated explanation whatsoever! c'mon over and check it out, darlings!

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