Olive branch

The dove in the nordic noel stamp set by a•muse studio does not have a branch in its beak, which is fine; most doves don't fly around with branches of any type unless they are building nests.  However, I think that when you are doing a card with a religious message, you really need the olive branch.

The linen texture to the dove is achieved by using a bold image stamp on textured cardstock.  I love how it looks when it is embossed.  I drew in the olive branch with a pencil.  I know, those diecut branches are not olive branches; I think they are marigolds, really, but if I didn't point it out, how many of you would have noticed?

Challenges:


Juliet Arrighi

13 comments:

Mynnette said...

A beautiful creation--LOVE the use of the colors from my DT call! Good luck! :)

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely card! I agree... the dove on the textured cardstock is such a cool effect! Thank you for playing along with our embossing challenge at Frosted Designs this week!

barb :)

trisha too said...

Lovely card, Juliet!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! To answer your question about stamping with paint:

I usually spread the paint VERY thinly, using piece of cardboard or paper out of the trash or recycling that's been folded up several times. Usually just on a piece of paper or my workmat, but if you're planning on doing lots of stamping with it, a foam produce tray, foam plate, or coated paper plate will work better, as the paint won't dry as quickly.

Okay, yes, a brayer would work better for spreading the paint, but usually I don't bother, because it's one more thing to wash!

And then stamp into the paint, and onto the surface, but don't press too hard, or the stamp will smear. I can never get as crisp an image as with ink, but I like the look.

Wash your stamp right away--the paint will still rub off after it dries, so no big deal.

:)

Lydia said...

Beautiful card! Just lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Vicky said...

I really like the linen texture :) the branches work too , there are no card police out there Juliet,lol...happy that you can use your imagination and supplies on hand :) this card is simple and beautiful.

Shanna Shands said...

Great creation. Thanks for sharing with Dutch Dare.

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a lovely card !!! thanks for joinin in at dutch dare, good luck in our draw,
hugs sandra DT

Eva Marie said...

Fab card!
Thanks for playing at DDCC
Xx

lizzidroege said...

love this card it's simplicity is wonderful thanks for joining us at sch this week...

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the texture of the dove on the textured cardstock. I like the drawn on and faux Olive branches- and no- I would guess the leaves are meant to be like Olive branches- so would not have looked any closer.....

Daniele said...

thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week with your lovely card
hugs

Mohan P said...

super

Basement Stamper said...

I love this card, the branches coming out from your focal image are perfect.