Saturday, August 15, 2009

Peace on Earth

Ah, finally, the creative juices are beginning to flow again.  It's good to be back!  The design for this card just popped into my head and I had to get it out before it vanished.  I used some clip-art from PcCrafter as a pattern for the dove.  I traced the body and the wing separately onto white paper, cut them out and then used distress ink to shade them.  I rounded the edges with a large-ball embossing tool to give them some dimension and then mounted them on the background using foam squares.


I did the writing on the ornament with a metallic silver pen I bought several years ago from Creative Memories.  At the time, I thought the set of four pens was awfully expensive, but they were well worth every penny.  They write so smoothly, they dry fast and they never clog.

The writing isn't quite freehand.  I used Printmaster to format it in a circular shape, then I printed it out and used my light box to trace the basic lettering onto the ornament in pencil before finishing it with the metallic pen.

I Corinthians 13:13

I was invited to a Yuku card making group, Just Cards, some time ago and finally got around to joining today.  It's been months since I have done anything remotely crafty so I needed some inspiration.  The current card sketch on Just Cards was just what I needed and it was perfect for one of my favorite Bible verses. 

my cards 001

It's pretty simple, but after such a long card making dry spell, I think it turned out all right.