Sunday, February 3, 2019

CAS Christmas February Challenge - Peace

Hello there.  I'm here today to share my card for the February challenge at CAS Christmas.  The theme this month is Peace.

I saw this card by Diana Nguyen years ago and it stuck with me.  A dove is symbolic for Peace Christmas cards.  I don't have any nice dove stamps or dies, but I just bought an angel die and thought it would pair nicely with the theme.  Blue is my favourite colour, but since it's February and I was going for an angelic look, I used pink to create this.

Masked a strip down the left side of a stitched rectangle panel die cut from Bristol paper.  Sponged the entire area with Pink Pirouette dye ink (retired).  Positioned a sunburst stencil near the upper right corner and sponged Pretty Pink dye ink (retired) through it.  Removed the stencil and added Pinkalicious dye ink around the edges.  Mixed white acrylic paint with water and splattered for some texture.

The angel was die cut from scraps of Bristol paper three times and stacked for dimension.  Peace was also die cut three times and stacked, but the third layer was die cut from silver foil paper.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and clear shimmer was added to the angel for some sparkle to finish.

The challenge closes on February 24, so there is lots of time to play along.  We have Linda W. of Scrappin', Stampin' & Singing joining us this month as our guest.  To see more inspirations, head over to the challenge blog HERE.  That does it for me.  Thank you for visiting. 

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Merry Little Christmas - February Anything Christmas Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - W is for Wings


Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous idea to use the sunburst stencil to produce this stunning effect. The die cut Angel is so perfect for the theme and loving the pinks and the pop of silver. Stunning card Trina and so very eye catching x.

Christine Alexander said...

Trina, I love your stenciling behind your angel. It makes for a wonderful frame :)

Linda said...

Your sunburst stencil behind your angel is perfection. And your silver Peace is beautiful. Lovely card, Trina. Hope you have a great week.

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this angel and I'm sure the shimmer makes her even more fun! Your pink sponging with the sunburst stenciling is beautiful and a perfect background to show this sweet angel off!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a pretty angel and I love the pink stenciled background, Trina!! Perfect with the silver foil sentiment! Thanks so much for having me as guest designer this month!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty angel CAS card, Trina! The beautiful pink sunburst stenciling is a perfect background for the shimmery angel and the silver foil die-cut sentiment adds elegance. I love this card!
Hideko xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Trina! I LOVE your pink stenciled background. It's so pretty with the white splattering. Beautiful angel die that looks lovely over top. And the silver foil adds some subtle shine. Fantastic card, Trina! xx

Monika Reeck said...

wooww funtastic idea Trina
I love this Peace Sentiment so adorable font
and love the pink sunray there too
Great Card my dear friend
see you around sweety

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Trina! I love that you chose pink for the rays and your angel is just beautiful! Love your silver foil sentiment,'s so elegant and perfect with your design!

Basslady said...

a wonderful card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Karen Brown said...

What a beautiful card! Your die-cut paired with the pink burst background are very eye-catching. Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!! Amazing sweet feel for this card, the angel on the rays looks wonderful!

Susan said...

So beautiful in the pink and white! Love the way you did the sunburst behind your sparkly angel.

Diane said...

Totally GORGEOUS!! Thank you for joining the Alphabet 'wings' challenge!
Diane AC DT {Nellies Nest}

Julia Aston said...

The sunburst in pink is just beautiful behind your herald angel Trina! I would not have thought to use pink!

Sam Squires - A Crafting Niche said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card composition. Thank you for taking part in the February "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

Misty Elam said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the CAS design. I really like cards that just have a strip of color like this. And this is stepped up a notch with the gorgeous stenciled design. What a perfect way to top off this angelic card with a lovely, clean, silver Peace sentiment. In other words, I love everything about this card. 😄 Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you’ll join us again soon ~

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love that angel die cut and the pretty pink background you created to highlight her.

Lady Joyful said...

Really gorgeous Christmas card! I love the pink. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Monica Maier said...

Love this card, the die cuts are beautiful on the inked panel piece! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenge blog!

Monica- DT