Sunday, December 12, 2010

Peace - Penny Black #131

Todays card is for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

This card started out very differently this morning. I thought I had the brush stroke holly stamp, but if I do, its nowhere to be found. So I pulled out the PB poinsettia stamp and began coloring it in and cutting it out to make layers but it just refused to gel. :(

So I popped back over to SCS and flipped through todays Featured Stamper's gallery and found some new inspiration in this card by Lisaadd.

My cased card is 3.2 x 6.0 and instead of a one layer card, I did white on white layering. The top layer is dry embossed using Cuttlebug's Holly EF; then I heat embossed the "Peace" sentiment in Real Red.

I used Martha Stewart's large holly branch punch for the leaves; cutting the leaves from the branch. I dabbed Old Olive along the edges to give it some depth, then used my embossing tool to make leaf stems. I dabbed a little more color into the center of the leaves (very lightly), glued all the paper elements down and then added the berries.

This was a super easy card and I actually like how it turned out. I hope that this still qualifies for PBSC even though it only has one stamp on it. :)

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Hi Carole

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog .. .. I am pleased you visited as it has given me chance to come and see your beautiful creations.

    This one is gorgeous. Very classy! I love it!

    You could also link this into the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month where the theme is "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder". If you are interested you can find us here:

    Have a great day.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Really elegant card. Love the embossed background, just gives it that extra interest. Thanks for visiting my blog. Anesha :)

  3. beautiful card carole...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  4. Very elegant card, very nice. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  5. Very stylish understated card Carole - the sentiment looks fab. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x

  6. Gorgeous, beautiful card.

  7. That embossed background on your card just makes it so elegant. I just love the simplicity of the whole creation!

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you.

  8. What a gorgeous CAS design, Carole...I love the embossed white space in the background with the touch of red and green...sooo festive!!!

  9. Thanks for visiting me on WOYWD! Sorry I'm so late in visiting this week but very glad I stpped by. Your cards are beautiful and love the holly card on this post!