Saturday, December 16, 2017

Peace And Joy Christmas Card

Hello everyone, I have another card to share with you today that I made for Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags Of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge, sponsored by her online store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  My Peace And Joy card was inspired by Linda's week #8 tag (and yes, I am woefully behind with her challenge yet again!!)

I was inspired by Linda's lovely Distress Oxide modern colour palette, her embossed background and the use of the corrugated card for the banner.  I didn't take any in process shots to share with you but it's pretty straight forward so I'll just describe what I did with some closeups.

I started out with a white cardstock background panel that was inked with Broken China Distress Oxide and then embossed with Tim Holtz's Flourish Texture Fades folder.  The embossed design and the edges were rubbed with some Champagne Ice Metallic Lustre from DecoArt and the panel mounted onto a white card blank.

I finally received Tim's Swirly Snowflakes and Mini Swirly Snowflakes stamps so decided this was a good time to give them their inaugural inking!  I inked three of the snowflakes with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and then embossed them with Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.  I doesn't show up in the picture but the shimmer is so beautiful!  I then die cut the snowflakes with Sizzix's coordinating Swirly Snowflakes dies.

The banner was created in the same way that Linda made hers, the shape was cut out from white corrugated cardstock and the raised areas inked with more Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.  I then spritzed the banner lightly with water to activate the Oxide ink and when it had dried finger painted on some more of the DecoArt Metallic Lustre.

One of Tim's Metallic Stickers Labels was stamped with the Peace & Joy sentiment from his Scribble Woodland stamp set (it was the perfect fit!) with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink.

The Two remaining stamped and die cut snowflakes were layered one atop the other with Zots 3D Singles adhesive dots and added to the top of the banner.

And that was it, I stamped one of Tim's Doodle Greetings #2 sentiments on the inside and the card was complete.

Thanks as always for stopping by today and hope that your Christmas preparations are coming along.  We got our Christmas tree decorated the other night;

and our stockings are now hung by the chimney with care;

so Santa, we are ready whenever you are!  Happy Holidays and happy creating everyone,

Deb xo


  1. I do love the non-traditional colours you used Deb, they are gorgeous and the gold is so rich looking. LOVE your beautiful tree too! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Oh, that's so pretty - lovely work with Linda's alternative colour palette (and you're no further behind than me!). And your tree looks amazing!
    Alison x

  3. Wow and wow again! This is gorgous. I just love your take on my tag, especially the gold highlights on the embossing. The colors look magical together. The pink Swirly Snowflakes are wonderful too. The second wow was for your Christmas tree. It's amazing! And the fireplace with the beautifully decorated and lit mantal is fantastic too. It looks like you are all ready for Christmas! Thanks for taking time in this busy season to play along with my challenge.


  4. Oh, my goodness, Deb! This is my favorite version of Linda's tag! You have rocked those snowflakes and that background! Ohhh, La! La! So now I NEED that flourish embossing folder and the swirly snowflakes dies. Dub, thought I could just fussy cut--NOT! Your decorations are just beautiful, too, and now that the season is well over, I bet it was sad to take them down. Thanks for helping me feel the Christmas spirit just a little longer! Hugs!


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