Barb Hendrickson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Peace On Earth

Hello Stamping Friends!
Here today with a card inspired by the creative folks over at Merry Monday, which is an ongoing Christmas card challenge.  If you love Christmas cards as much as I do, then go take a peek at their blog and join in the fun!  

Today's card uses another of my favorite stamps from the SU Holiday Catalog, called Nature's Peace.  I love this image and wanted to make it special, as it is the total focus of the card.  So, I embossed it with a combination of Iridescent Ice and Early Espresso embossing powders.  I'm not sure the pretty shimmer shows very well in my photos, but it's the perfect touch in real life!  
I hope you enjoy this card and plan for some creative time this weekend.  

Happy Stamping,

My card:

I also wanted to make the card special in and of itself, so I chose to make an easel card.  I used Under The Tree dsp for the card, and the envelope as well.  This design really puts the card on display for the recipient.  ;) 
Easel Card Tutorial at: Splitcoast Stampers

Right after I ink distressed the cardstock, I sprinkled Iridescent Ice over the still slightly wet edges, and what stuck, I heated.  It's a subtle, sparkly touch.

A little detail:  My favorite~~pearls.

Merry Monday Challenge:

 Stamping Supplies:


  1. Oh my gorgeous! What a brilliant idea to mix the EP - so hard to capture that shine in a photo but it must be glorious :) This is absolutely a winner, Barb!!

  2. I love easel cards and this one is gorgeous! I love the pearls you've added to the sentiment panel - pretty! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday, Barb!

  3. Very pretty card, I love the layout and colours your used. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  4. Love your rustic design! And the matching envelope is a nice treat! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!


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