Stampin’ Up!’s Gentle Peace

I’ve been sharing a lot of Christmas cards that feature non-traditional colors lately.  I love the challenge of letting other colors join greens and reds in the celebration of the holidays.  While YELLOW would never come to mind as a Christmas-y color, I think you’d agree that the brightness adds a nice element to this Christmas project.  I colored on a piece of Whisper White and then snipped out the window and glued it to a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Here’s a card I made with Stampin’ Up!’s photopolymer set Gentle Peace:

Gentle Peace, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Blendabilities.  I’ve cheated a lot with my Blendabilities and just colored images – you really get a clean/no streaks look when you color with these alcohol-based markers.  Today, though, I thought I would show off my blending skills a bit with this gorgeous image set against a muted background.  Layering the colors is really relaxing and makes me feel like an artist.
  • Color Lifter.  In the Annual Catalog, the Color Lifter is billed as a great way to correct mistakes.  I go right in with my Color Lifter, lightening up areas all over the images.  Beard to dark?  Lighten it up with the Color Lifter.  Smoky Slate too dark for swaddling clothes?  Here comes the Color Lifter.  Not enough texture in the stain glass panels?  Hello, my good friend the Color Lifter.
  • No Dimensionals.  It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a project that uses no Stampin’ Dimensionals.  You might remember that I’ve said I have enough of these guys to get me though a zombie apocalypse.  It’s true.  This card, though, didn’t need anything to add punch or pop.  It was perfect (in my humble opinion) on its own.

Stamp Sets:  Gentle Peace  Papers:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Blendabilities (Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Skin Tone Assortment, Color Lifter

Gentle Peace, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Awesome! Love it!

  2. Brian I am so proud of your Blending skills. I’ve seen many if your cards where you didn’t blend and they look great. Yet this image deserves blending and you did A fantastic job on all of the details including lifting color for lighter effects. Your card is perfect and looks like a masterpiece.

  3. Couldn’t be any more perfect…well done, Brian!!!

  4. Beautiful card! Your stained glass would fit right in with my church’s windows!! Perfection!!

  5. So pretty and your yellow variations are great . I also like your thin border of yellow to compliment the other yellows. Great card !
    Don`t you think this Baby Jesus looks adorable ?

  6. I did comment on FB, but just in case . . . I love this card.

  7. I love this card. You amaze me every day with your talents. Please keep sharing!

  8. What a beautiful card. Great job Brian.

  9. Very, very pretty card!!! GREAT job on your blending. Beautiful.

  10. I agree….perfect as it is. Beautiful card.

  11. Brian:
    I never thought I would love a Christmas card done with yellow but I do love this one. I have to agree with everyone else that this card is absolutely stunning. Great job with the blending. Of course, this stamp is amazingly beautiful also. AND, as always, your snipping is perfect. 🙂

  12. Love the colors you chose for this card! I received my Gentle Peace stamp set today and can’t wait to get started! You give great inspiration.

  13. I didn’t have a chance to come here yesterday, (hubby on vacation) but today I must say that I love this beautiful card, the colors are fabulous for this image, so lovely!!
    I love the layering Brian, oh my goodness, the thin yellow border truly frames this beautiful image perfectly.
    Thank you for sharing.

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