There’s something about the Angels of Peace Stamp Set that keeps me going back for more. The two angels are simple line drawings that work well coloured or just left as they are. Plus the sentiments are so pretty, and some of them can be used outside of the Christmas season too. So far I’ve found that creating projects using the Angels of Peace Stamp Set has been a quick process. This was a an important consideration during my recent World Card Making Day “24 cards in 24 hours” challenge. Here’s the project I ended up making that day…
Having chosen my stamp set I decided to use the “Peace on earth Goodwill toward men” sentiment. So then I went looking for a suitable background I could use on the project. The Peaceful Place 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) seemed an appropriate place to start and I wasn’t disappointed. One design stood out, small while and silver foiled snowflakes against a grey background. Watching snow falling is always a peaceful experience and the absence of a blue ‘sky’ was a welcome change.
I began by cutting a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the DSP. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Trimming the excess paper with my Paper Snips was a simple task, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Going back to the DSP I next cut a 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ strip. Using liquid glue I mounted this piece down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. Along the left edge of the DSP I then added a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Basic Gray Card. This would coordinate with the front of my finished card. Finally I fixed the assembled layer inside a card base I’d made from Thick Basic White Card.
I still had the front of the card to do and started that by cutting one last piece of DSP at 2″ x 5-1/2″. Using liquid glue I mounted it onto a 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ layer of Basic Gray Card, lining up the left edges of the two pieces. Then I fixed the layers onto the left side of the card base using liquid glue once again.
ANGEL NOT ANGELS
My original idea was to use both angels from the stamp set on my card and I started with the larger angel image. To keep the image soft I stamped it onto some Shimmery White Card using Basic Gray ink instead of a harsher black. Then I began to colour the angel using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
For her dress I wanted something quite subtle and chose Soft Sea Foam. I used the darker shade to draw along the folds, and then went over the whole dress with the lighter one. Her hair was a combination of light and dark Crumb Cake in random squiggles. For her face I went with Ivory and then I finished off by colouring the bird with light Poppy Parade.
With that done, I used Paper Snips to cut out the completed image. This was actually quite a quick and easy process.
It was only as I began to think about how I would place this angel on the card that I realised I didn’t want to add a second one after all. Instead I used liquid glue to fix her in the centre of the card towards the bottom. Then once she was in place I ‘painted’ her wings using a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
All I needed now was to carefully add my sentiment in the top right corner using Basic Gray ink and my project was complete.
When I started I wanted to create a card that felt peaceful and I’m very happy with how it turned out. As I look at the card I have other ideas popping into my head. There’s definitely more to come from this set.
For some previous projects using the Angels of Peace Stamp Set see these blog posts: