The Dove of Peace rubber stamp is one of the most beautiful images in the entire Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. That’s why I’m featuring it today for our Christmas theme Global Design Project challenge. The intricate details of this image are well-suited for coloring, but today I wanted to show you a way to make this dove’s beauty shine; silver came to mind.
The dove was embossed with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder over Vellum Cardstock. The cardstock has a great surface for coloring and it is a pleasure to cut through. A little color was added using Stampin’ Write markers. Bermuda Bay added shading to the wings and Old Olive added a touch of green to the leaves in the bird’s beak. I colored the image from behind to tone down the color a bit.
The background for my image was created using a wide brush to paint Blackberry Bliss ink with wide strokes. First I created a wash of the color on watercolor paper, allowed it to dry, then painted overlapping stripes over the wash. As the brush got dryer, the color got more intense. I love the look of those brush strokes. A piece of Bohemian Designer Series Paper was adhered to Sahara Sand Cardstock and overlapped with the watercolor.
“Peace” from Christmas Greetings Thinlits was cut from a scrap of Silver Foil Sheets. I originally intended to only use the sentiment, but when I saw the word pressed into the foil, I loved the look and decided to incorporate the whole scrap into the design. To add more silver I added some Silver Cording Trim and carefully adhered it with a Fine Tip Glue Pen.
The Fine Tip Glue Pen also made it easy to adhere the dove without showing through the vellum. I simply dotted some glue to the back of the image behind the embossing.
What are you making for Christmas this year? Share with us at Global Design Project and join in the fun.
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