I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for today’s card except that I wanted to use the Dove of Hope Stamp Set. My first step was to stamp one image of each dove and I grouped two sentiments together, they are PEACE ON EARTH and AND HOPE IN YOUR HEART. I used Versamark for stamping and dipped the images and sentiment in Silver Emboss Powder.
After I had heat set them I used the dies from the co-ordinating Detailed Dove Dies and the largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes Dies for the sentiment. I had positioned the sentiment to the left-hand side of the circle because I thought I might cut some of the circle off and line the straight edge up along the right-hand side of the card.
For the top layer, I chose one of the designs from the Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. My first thoughts were to use a silver sheet with a white pattern but I went for a white sheet with a silver design. My reasoning was that with a silver sheet, I’d need to put a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) middle layer underneath it and would then have to use a Smokey Slate CS card base.
By having a white sheet with a silver design I could have Silver Foil for my middle layer and a Whisper White CS card base. The design I chose comes in both combos so I was still able to use the design I liked best! As I was arranging the doves and the sentiment on my card front my idea of having the sentiment circle going over the edge just wasn’t going to work.
I needed to have something to fill in the gap that I had been hoping I would be cutting off! The only die in the set that was a sprig on leaves/berries curved the wrong way round! I had a look through all my dies and found four other sets that had sprigs that I thought would work. The die I chose is from the Boho Indigo Dies.
I die cut one in white and one in silver. The silver one was adhered down first then I adhered the white one slightly offset and also lower than the silver. I was really pleased with the result – it looks as if I’d planned it! LOL! Using Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment to the front of the card towards the bottom.
Next, I used Dimensionals to adhere the larger dove so his tail feathers were just over the top of the sentiment circle. Inside the card, I adhered a top layer of Whisper White CS and a middle layer of Silver Foil. I used the smaller dove that I had heat embossed and die-cut inside the card in the bottom right-hand corner.
I didn’t add any embellishments although I did think about putting a Thick Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow near the bottom of the sprigs. Because there’s already a lot of sparkle and shine with all the silver I didn’t think my card needed any more bling! I’m very happy with how today’s card came together!
That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”