Arty Pants Digital Stamps just released these gorgeous Dove stamps. When I saw them, I knew exactly what I wanted to create. A card that extends peace.
I used a digital kit called Mistletoe by Sweet Digi Scraps for the paper in the hybrid card. The word "Peace" is from another Arty Pants Digital Stamp set called Christmas Sentiments Digital Stamps.
Often when we think of peace, we think of tranquility, softness. But peace is strong. I wanted to show that on this card. I brought the "Peace on Earth" digital stamp into my Silhouette software. I traced the word "peace" and cut it using some of the digital paper as the background. I then ran the letters through my Xyron X upside down to coat the face of them with adhesive. I covered them with a copper embossing powder and applied heat to get the look of metal.
I also brought the dove digital stamp into the Silhouette software. I filled it with a paper from the Mistletoe kit. I them traced it with an offset and print and cut it. I added some Holly Stickles to the leaves for a bit of bling.
I added a bit of primitive stitching as a reminder that peace may be as old as time, but it is held together and kept alive by the links that our hearts make. With each link to another heart, it grows stronger.
In the wake of the tragic events last week in Newtown, Connecticut, I keep searching and hoping for Peace. I realized that Peace and Hope are both things that we possess in our hearts. The way to make them grow in this world is to share them. So I am sharing my hope with all of you that we will find peace, and that together Hope and Peace will overcome evil.
Please pass along the peace that it is in your heart.
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