Sunday, November 24, 2013

Peace on Earth


Longfellow's poem is one of my favorite carols, so I bought this Penny Black stamp years ago the first time I saw it. The bells are an even older stamp by DeNami.  A few years ago it was on consignment at my LSS--just waiting for me, I'm sure!  Naturally, when I saw the CASology cue word "bell" these 2 stamps came to mind.  The beautiful colors at Dynamic Duos this week make for a pretty Christmas combo, so that's what I used. Being CAS, I kept embellishments to a minimum with a bit of Stickles on the berries & clappers & tiny gems colored with the same COPIC used for the berries.  The carol is clear embossed using Brilliance Starlite Black which actually looks more like gray--shows up without the starkness of black. 





















Hope you're having a lovely Sunday & be assured your visit is very much appreciated.

19 comments:

Bonnie said...

What beautiful bells and what a wonderful stamp with the words to this carol! I LOVE the way you used these colors, Greta!

Rosemary said...

lovely combination of both challenges, greta! so happy to see you playing along with CASology!

joy said...

Love this card! Isn't it fun to find stamps from yesteryear to use on today's cards? The bells are so pretty.

mypapercraftworld said...

Just lovely, Greta ... you've showcased this carol beautifully, it's gorgeous embossed on the vellum (I think it's embossed ... it looks it at this end!) ... and those pretty bells are perfect with it! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think I'm seeing a winner, Great!! I love how you've designed this card to showcase both the lovely bells and that wonderful carol!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

Greta this is lovely and delicate!! What a pretty stamp with the song verse!! Our Sunday is lazy, snowy and cold brrr....!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love the design,awesome carol,have a great week!!!!

canadian_liner said...

How lovely! The verse, the vellum layers, the embossed bell... This card instantly put me in the Christmas spirit. Thanks for linking up with Dynamic Duos for our Triple Threat week!

Michelle said...

Such a heartwarming sentiment, Greta! Make me think of our soldiers abroad. Beautiful embossed bells and sprig of holly! Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos!

Kim Heggins said...

this is so sweet! Love the song on the vellum and those bells, so pretty! Fabulous card.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta,
This looks a fabulous card and I agree, the words are beautiful.
Smiles:)
Sue

Martha said...

Greta, what a BEAUTY this is!

wienerhoneymooners said...

What an awesome way to showcase those verses! And the bell is pretty in pink.
Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Dawn Turley said...

what a great card Greta. Totally elegant.

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, I love the font! And you know I already love the sentiment/lyric :)

judkajudi said...

Greta, this is stunning! How beautifully that verse fits on your card.

Steph Hilt said...

Beautiful card Greta. I believe I have that same DeNami bell stamp! Your embossing technique on vellum is so striking; mine usually warps when I try embossing a large image, but yours is just perfect. Nice work!

Trinh said...

Great job combining the 2 challenges!

cm said...

Beautiful bells, a lovely verse, vellum, the soft colours - wow, wow and wow! Stunning card, Greta, guaranteed to spark the festive spirit. Off to gaze once again...and maybe again... Hugs ~ c