Oct 242022

It’s getting close to crunch time, so here’s a quick CAS design that can help you get the last of those Christmas cards made and ready for mailing.

The card base was masked to leave a long wide strip slightly off center. Sponging the exposed strip, I began at the top of the card and worked to the bottom. An ombre effect was created by sponging with more pressure at the top. As I worked down the strip there was less and less ink on the sponge. I also applied less pressure the lower I got.

The dove was die cut and popped up on foam tape. A tiny bit of glitter was added to the olive/berry.

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More #440 – Die Cuts and/or Stencils
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #617 – Anything Goes Christmas
Critter Crazy Challenge #67 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
Fab’n’Funky Challenge #559 – Seasons Greetings
Happy Little Stamper October – Anything Goes with Dies
Jingle Belles – Not a Creature Was Stirring
Krafty Chicks Challenge #634 – CAS
My Time To Craft #493 – Theme of Wings!
Splitcoaststampers CAS713 – Pop It Up
The Creative Crafters #57 – Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas #126 – Anything Goes Christmas

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Dove of Hope”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Bordering Blue and Taken With Teal; Copics:

Accessories: SU Snowflake Sequins; Stickles; SU “Detailed Dove” Die

12 Responses to “Dove of Hope”

  1. This is beautiful! Perfectly peaceful!

  2. Susan/Rainy: Your dove Christmas card is wonderfully tranquil! Thanks for entering MTTC’s theme of wings challenge! –Becca/DT

  3. love that ombre strip … and what a perfect Creature for Christmas … thanks so very much for joining us at Jingle Belles.

  4. Beautiful design.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Fab’n’Funky challenges.
    Buffy (DT) xx

  5. Wonderful CAS design! Quick, easy and elegant. Delighted to have you join us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane – DT

  6. So simple yet so beautifull
    Thank you for joining us at HLS die challenge.. take care, keep crafting..
    Swapna

  7. Hi Susan, I love your ombre strip – it’s perfect for the dove and sentiment! And this Christmas we could definitely do with a little more peace! Thanks for joingin our challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge, hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

  8. Gorgeous CAS card Susan! I love that popped up dove. It really draws ones eye to it.

  9. Love this!! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Crafters Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/
    owner: http://mixedmedialovers.blogspot.com

  10. A super card and as you say, easy to make multiples. So glad you shared your crritter with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

  11. such pretty soft inking for the background to your peaceful dove, love it

  12. What a BEAUTIFUL cas design, such a striking and elegant card! So pleased you could join our Creature Feature fun at Jingle Belles!

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