Peace on Earth-The Challenge #53

Happy Monday!

It's the last day of November 
and the 1st Monday of Advent/Christmas season!

Today we have an awesome challenge for you
The Challenge --

Make a non-traditional Christmas card!

And check out all the DT's fabulous projects and leave them some blog lovin':

Nance Salkeld (You are HERE!)
Featured Designer 
Guest Designer 

Here's my card --

I started out using a background panel I had made with Brusho Crystal Colors.  The original background was purple, pink and yellow.  Then, I did the Bokeh technique on it using white pigment ink.  The Bokeh effect made the background completely different from its original state.  I wish I had thought to photograph the original before I started.  Next time. ;) 

Confession: I haven't done a Bokeh background in a while so it took me two tries to get it right! Actually, the first time was on another Brusho background of red, pink and yellow and the Bokeh came out really well, but....after I stamped my sentiment, I thought it was dry (even took the dryer to it) and wanted to stamp a white circle partly on the sentiment to soften it down and it smeared big time!  UGH!  So I wound up cutting that one down and starting over with this one.  So this is try #2.  This time, I didn't have to restamp any white to get the partly transparent look of the sentiment.

I cut the dove die out of shiny silver textured cardstock.  For the life of me I cannot remember where I got the die.  I thought it was Poppy Stamps, but I'm not sure.  

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maria f. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Diane Jaquay said...

The background is FABULOUS, I've never attempted bokeh but I love the look of it!

Bonnie said...

The bokeh technique really changed the Brusho background. Wow! Love that dove too!

Migdalia said...

Love the beautiful background!! Gorgeous!
Have a blessed day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Dana & Glen said...

This card is an absolute stunner Nance! AMAZING background - I am in love with the colors. Gorgeous dove die too.