Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Playing with a Dove

 Hello!  I have been "experimenting" with different versions of a Christmas card made with a Cottage Cutz Dove cut out that I have had a number of years.  These cards were very quick to make....it took me longer to find where the die was in my studio than it did to make all the  cards.
The top card has the blue card base with a layer of watercolor paper that I sponged with DI Tumbled Glass.  The Dove was cut from plain white CS. The Power Poppy sentiment is stamped with DI Broken China.

The second card is the same as the first but  I added the sprig of green cut with the same die.

Challenges to enter:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #256 Theme is Things with wings
Addicted to CAS: #77 Dimension....Dove popped up for dimension.
AAA Cards: Game #53 Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday: #72 Make a CAS Christmas card
The Glory Of Christmas: #72 CAS
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #181  Blue and White with Texture.  The bottom card has the most texture of the ones shown.
Shopping Our Stash: #229 No stamping.
Bottom card has absolutely no stamping.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Christmas
 This third card has the same card base but the white layer is White CS that I water colored with DI Tumbled Glass.  I like the background that this made for the Dove cut from Watercolor paper which has a nice texture.  I stamped this card with a Spellbinders sentiment also in the DI Broken China.  

I am not sure why I water colored on the plain CS but sponged ink  on the watercolor paper.  It seems I should have done that in reverse but I liked the results.  Maybe the next time I will do that.

The bottom card is with a White Card base and a Blue CS layer embossed with CB EF Divine Swirls.  The Dove is cut from a White Textured CS and centered on the card.  All Doves where attached with pop up tape. I think using foam cut with the die would work really well but I do not have any white foam.  The sentiment Peace on Earth was cut from an embossed border  of Glossy White CS with Christmas words. No stamping on this card.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa


Donna said...

Lovely cards Theresa, the blue and white are so pretty together!
Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "No Stamping" challenge!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Serene, elegant and fabulous.
Love the dimension and great to see you playing along at AAA Cards and ATCAS.

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely set of cards, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Lin said...

That is really a lovely die, Theresa! And I love all your variations on this pretty design!

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love the blue inking in the background on your first card! The dry embossing is awesome on the 2nd! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas” Challenge!

Colleen said...

My favorite is the blue watercolor background... I think it is the third one! But really you have done a wonderful job on all of them. And thank you so much for playing along at Merry Monday and showing off all these beautiful cards... I love your white dove!

Chana said...

Beautiful work! Not being able to stamp does force us to think outside our usual box! Thanks so much for accepting the challene this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Melissa L. said...

Lovely set of cards. Beautiful designs. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. Melissa - DT

Susangail Powell said...

What a beautiful set of cards!

Jill Vickers said...

Really pretty set of cards! That dove is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

Julie said...

What lovely peaceful cards. Love the shade of blue you used here.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful card! I love that dove! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

conil said...

Love the serene feel of all these cards. They're just exquisite.

Leslie Hanna said...

All of these are so pretty. Now I need a dove die. :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for our No Stamping challenge.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

These are all so beautiful - wonderfully CAS. I love the middle one the best because I think the swirl in the sentiment goes so well with the curves of the bough in the dove's beak, and the green makes it pop a bit. I really love the watercolor background. Lovely piece of work. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.