Thursday, 31 October 2013

Silver Calm

Before I get to what has been happening today I have this card to share with you that I made yesterday. Its inspired by the lovely sketch at The Paper Players this week. And there is still a little time to enter it into the challenge!! As I still have LOTS of Christmas cards to make it was always going to be one :-)
It came down to which stamp set to use for the focal image…and I thought I'd try the dove from the Calm Christmas set and use some of the lovely Winter's Frost Specialty DSP and thats how this card came along!
The base layer is Whisper White followed by Coastal Cabana. The beautiful metallic and blue striped piece of DSP is layered onto some Pool Party card stock and the banners are hand cut and made from the same DSP, more Pool Party card stock and the new and gorgeous Silver Foil all embossed with the Pretty Print EF.

For the dove I tried a number of variations (White embossed, foil stamped…) before finally settling on the Silver embossed  version and gave him a pearl for an eye. The greeting too is Silver embossed.

Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Silver Foil
Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Specialty
Inks: Versamark,
Stamps: Calm Christmas
Accessories: Big Shot, Pretty Print EF, Silver Embossing Powder, Organza Ribbon, Basic Pearls

I had some lovely card making friends come over today and they even brought Lunch!! How spoilt am I?! We had a lovely time together. Thank you so much Ladies!!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Jan, this is lovely! The colors are so serene and a perfect match to the peaceful dove. Love how you've fussy-cut the dove. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

    1. Thank you so much Nance :-) it is a great sketch and so fun to play along. Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. Jan, this is one of those stamp sets I wish I would have ordered. How lovely it is embossed in silver as you've done. Hmm... stampers who bring food? The best kind! Thanks for sharing with us this week at The Paper Players!

    1. Thank you Sandy! Yes, it was a great shared lunch too :-)