Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The True Peace

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I make just one design of Christmas cards most years, and this one is my most unconventionally coloured ones!  If it looks familiar for some reason,  
Drama Queen was inspired by it.


When I first envisioned this card, I did not correctly remember the angel stamp, (an old one by Anita) and it is smaller than I first thought, but still it is the 'right' one for this card.  I simply gold embossed it on the black - I did try adding WoS to the wings, but it didn't really show up, and in fact dulled the embossing. 

The sentiment is from a Layers of Color (discontinued) stamp set.


The accents are lace and thread (gifts from a friend) and the piercing on the edges of the black layer.  The piercing was done with a spoked wheel that was my mothers, and she used it in dressmaking!!


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28 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

What a beautiful card Maxine, love the front embossing and the touch of lace is lovely...xx
 { aNNie}

Judy Corner said...

Hi Maxine, Lovely cards and lovely style. Judy x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Gold embossing and old lace, this is so pretty Maxine. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 211th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

Robin said...

This is so pretty...I love the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Maxine! Love the pop of red, and the gold on the black background is so elegant! Simple but very festive! hugs :)

jimlynn said...

That's interesting that you used a tool that was your moms to do the piercing! A beautiful card Maxine! Love the gold embossing.
Lynn

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautifully done Maxine!
and very elegant as well ;)

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty Maxine. A lovely design.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is so elegant Maxine! Great!

Team Clark said...

One of my favorite color combos! I so love that you embossed these images, they really shine against the black. Beautiful fibers too!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful design. A perfect card for the season.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Isobel said...

Great project thanks for joining the challenge at
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk. Good luck x

Olga Fink said...

beautiful and elegant card!

Suchi said...

The angel looks sweet...and cool embossing! :)

Ginny Maxam said...

Maxine, I Love this card! I only make one design a year too and I tend to try to really make an announcement too! I love the drama of the black and gold, At first I thought is was a passport! Love reading your blog !
Hugs
Ginny

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful card Maxine. Love the gold embossing and wonderful details!

CraftYourPassion said...

What a striking card.The words go beautifully with the angel and your embossing is so neatly done.Super card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the gorgeous lace on your card- and the pop of red. Your embossing is always amazing too : ) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for sharing with us at Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog Hugs Sue xx

MaryH said...

It's very impressive in the gold & black. Great idea on the tracing wheel to pierce! Now I'll have to hunt up mine. I really liked the addition of the red thread & lace, and this is so unusual. Very beautiful too. TFS & Hugs

Barb said...

Great card. Love the gold embossing.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is the kind of Christmas card folks treasure forever among their keepsakes! And you are the Queen of Clean Embossing! Just beautiful, Maxine!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

MiamiKel said...

Very pretty, Maxine - a striking color combination!

Patricia Rey said...

So beautiful card love it .Thanks for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Diva's challenge.

Nanne said...

Great card.
Thanks for sharing with us ladies over at Craftin Desert Divas
Hugs
Nanné CDD DTM

Vonetta Carrington said...

Nice card!!!! Glad you decided to join the challenge with us at Get Creative Challenges. Good luck, and hope you will join more challenges with us again.

E. Marie said...

Unique but lovely Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge and Merry Christmas.

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your creation for our challenge at Craft Stamper.
Thanks for joining in the fun.
xxx Ellie xxx