Dove of Peace: Pssst… You Don’t Have to Color It

Dove of Peace: Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea by LovenStamps

I know coloring is all the rage, but if you need to make a larger set of cards, the thought of watercoloring 50 doves can be daunting.  I’ll let you in on a little secret…. you don’t have to color this gorgeous line art image in Dove of Peace.  I know!  Feeling relieved yet? 

This stamp is absolutely beautiful even without the coloring.  Just create a mono-color type card design and you’ll be all set. 

Often I like to make my monotone cards in just black and white.  But here I’ve featured a blue and gold combination – who knows, maybe I was feeling my Swedish roots the day I created this design.

Dove of Peace - use your Banner Punch and layer the pieces (all supplies Stampin' Up!) by LovenStamps

There are so many fun ways to incorporate the gold in this card – here’s what I used:

  • Gold Foil Sheets – punched with the Banner Punch
  • Gold Vellum from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack – also punch with the Banner Punch
  • Of course the Gold Shimmer Paper
  • For texture – the Gold Metallic Thread

If you just can’t leave the dove alone, you can always add a touch of Dazzling Diamonds Dazzling Details – just enough to highlight a few spots on the dove detail pattern.

One last tip – see the “peace” word on the banners?  That image comes from the longer greeting with the Dove of Peace stamp set.  Just use your Stampin’ Write Marker to color only the word peace, and cut it out to layer on the card.

I actually created this card when the demonstrator pre-purchase started for the Holiday Catalog.  My demonstrator team always holds a team-wide card swap to gather ideas and samples to share with our customers, and I volunteered to make cards for the Dove of Peace stamp.  Here’s what they look like all lined up to dry (gotta love that Dazzling Details!).

Dove of Peace swap card by LovenStamps - all supplies from Stampin' Up!

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