Stampin’ Up! Autumn Dove of Peace on a Day of Remembrance

For today’s share, I took an unexpected stamp – Dove of Peace – and used it to make an Autumn-themed card.  Not a Christmas card at all.  More of a Thanksgiving card.  And who better to be thankful to – for ALL things – than to the Dove of Peace?  And what better day to be Thankful than on this Day of Remembrance of the events and losses of 9/11 so many years ago.

Take a look-see:

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My design was inspired by the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #140.  I can’t wait to see what all the talented card-makers out there come up with for this fun, wide-open sketch.  Be sure to head over there yourself, okay?

CTS 140 sketch

I started this card by heat embossing the Dove of Peace stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  This is a very intricate design, so be darned sure to be generous with the Embossing Buddy!  I patted the card and spread the powder all over the area I planned to stamp.  I covered the sentiment on the stamp with tape and inked up with my Versamark, and then used my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to be sure I got it in the exact spot I wanted it.  Then I sprinkled Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder all over it, shook it off – and breathed a big sigh of relief when I saw that I didn’t have extra powder where I didn’t want it to be!  My Heat Tool set the powder and got me ready to color!

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Now, don’t get freaked out, but I used a LOT of different Stampin’ Write Markers to color my pretty bird.  Want the list?  Here you go: Always Artichoke. Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Hello Honey!  Don’t ask me where I put what – I have no idea, I just…colored.  What fun this stamp is!

For the sentiment, I again used the Holiday Catalog Hostess set called Six Sayings.  I think this is one of the prettiest fonts I’ve seen – and it’s substantial!  You can see it covers almost the whole width of the card, so it makes a definite STATEMENT!

I heat embossed it, again with Basic Black embossing powder.  And my Embossing Buddy! 🙂

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For the stripes, I just used 3 sponge daubers, and made swipes across the page!  The top swipe is Tangelo Twist, the middle is Crushed Curry and the bottom is Cajun Craze.  I let them bleed into each other a little, keeping the edges blurry…..

I used my not-re-inked Cajun Craze Sponge Dauber to edge the edges of the art piece and then SNAILd it to a Basic Black mat.  It’s popped onto a Tangelo Twist card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A few Pearl Basic Jewels – duh! – and the front was done!

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On the inside, I matted a piece of Very Vanilla (that I edged again with my not-re-inked Cajun Craze dauber) onto a Basic Black mat.  The sentiment and frond is from the For All Things stamp set (2015-2016 Annual Catalog).  First I put some scotch tape over the part of the sentiment stamp I didn’t need, inked the rest up with Versamark and then stamped it in the middle of the card using my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig.  Here’s a hint for using the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig when you’re using Versamark.  First use some other colored ink – I used Tuxedo Black – and stamp the clear sheet that comes with the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig with that.  Then clean the stamp off and ink it up with the Versamark.  Otherwise – it’s REALLY hard to see your stamp on that clear sheet!  Maybe you already knew that.  Sorry…. 😉

After I heat embossed the sentiment in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, I stamped the frond in Old Olive.  I first stamped it off on my grid paper and then stamped the liner.

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I used my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to color the twine on the frond stems.

For the envelope, I stamped a couple of Old Olive fronds – again stamped off first – on the front….

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and then used a piece of 2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper in Tangelo Twist to make a liner for my Very Vanilla envelope.  Don’t forget to score your flap!

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Et Voila!  All done.  Dove of Peace meets Autumnal Thankfulness.  Good combo, I think!

So – here’s a thing I learned from Amy Koenders.  If you already know this…well, you’re ahead of me!  You know how Clear Mount stamps can sometimes be a bit persnickety about sticking to the acrylic handles?  And we use a little of the Two-Way glue to “help” them?  And then your stamps get kinda gooky on the back?  Well, when I was at Amy’s meeting a couple weeks back, her stamps are…blank!  There’s no label on them!  I was….aghast!  Appalled! Bewildered!  How the HECK did she figure out what the stamp was?!?  What direction to stamp it?!?  Oh.  My.  Goodness!

And then I thought….hmmm.  Guess you could LOOK at it?  Stamp it on a piece of scrap paper?  Duh.  And guess what?  Without the label – they stick like MAGIC!!  So….I’ve started a new way of doing business.  I’m not putting labels on my clear mount stamps – so, there!  Even though it goes against the directions on the case!  gasp…..  I EVEN pulled OFF labels on my For All Things stamps.  Craziness! 🙂  But it sure does work!

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TTFN and see you tomorrow!


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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Autumn Dove of Peace on a Day of Remembrance

  1. You’ve colored your dove just beautifully Mary! I love the sentiment too. Your comments about the stickers on the back of your stamps makes me giggle a little…I’ve been a rebel since day 1 with my clear mount stamps, I’ve never put the stickers on! 😉

    • But – that’s going against the RULES!! 🙂 And boy does it work! I was really happy to find I could peel the stickers back off! 🙂

  2. Nice combo. The dove and sentiments work well together. I love the Thankful font, so pretty! Yes, I , too am sort of a rebel with those stamps. I got tired of them falling off and couldn’t remember how to make them stick better so I just nixed the labels!

    • Thanks, Jari – once I saw Amy do it – and heard that you do it, too….well, I followed along. I’ve had the durned things fall off as I was turning to stamp a card and make a lovely little pearl/rhinestone spot. If you catch my drift! 🙂

  3. Mom

    Your card is right on the money for this memorable day. And beautiful too!

  4. Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  5. Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  6. Thank you, Leigh! 🙂

  7. Great post Mary and a great card!

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