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Peaceful Village
by JJ Bolton


Hello everyone!  I'm back with another Blog Blitz project and this time I'm using the beautiful Peace on Earth Channel die.  I've always loved that sentiment and it's one of my favorite to use for my holiday cards.   To create this peaceful scene, I used the Alpine Neighborhood die along with the coordinating Alpine Roofs and Background dies.  

I started off my die cutting my sentiment and the houses (this is all one die, btw) into an A2 panel.  Then I die cut the house backgrounds and blended some ink over them.  These backgrounds fit perfectly behind each house, so you can customize what you see inside the windows.  


To create the sky, I took my die cut A2 panel and blended dark blue and black inks just over the houses.  To me, blended ink always looks better than plain colored card stock.  I let the ink dry a bit and then moved on to creating the stars with a bit of translucent embossing paste and silver glitter.  Here's a tip, use an embossing buddy over the spots where you do not want glitter.  I mostly use the embossing buddy when I'm using embossing powder, but it works for powders and glitters.  To really get a glittery look, I mixed the glitter into the embossing paste before I stenciled and I also sprinkled glitter on top after I stenciled.  The stencil I used is called Stars Shimmer.  


Here's a close up of the extra glittery stars!  I love how shiny they are and how they pop off the card. You can also see how I added a bit of glitter behind the die cut sentiment as well.  


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful Blog Blitz inspiration!

Before you go, don't forget to leave a comment on this post to win the Peace on Earth die!  Here's the details...

  • We will be giving a prize on every post from October 7 -20.  
  • One comment from each of the posts during the blog blitz will be selected by random number generator to receive the prize for the day.  
  • You have until October 22 to leave a comment on  the posts you'd like to enter.   You must leave a separate comment on each of the posts that you want to enter to be considered to win. Check in often because there will be 2 posts per day during the blitz!  
  • Winners will be announced on October 26.

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Gorgeous card. You stars are amazing...thanks for showing us how to make them. Love the houses and Peace on Earth dies. So very nicely done!!!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Looks like that was a lot of fun to create! Great idea and vision.

AMAZING Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of the Details!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing the tutorial and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

What a beautiful card, love the sentiment

What a peaceful and amazing card. Thanks J.J

Wow! Everything about this card speaks peace on earth. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for the photos showing us how you made it. Love the way you did the stars. Thanks for sharing.

Fabulous card and how lovely to see photos of the steps you have taken to make it.

Very pretty. I especially like the stencil.

Gorgeous card. The white looks really striking against the blue sky. xx

Beautiful card! The scene is adorable! I especially love the channel die!

Fabulous card using the peace on earth and adding it to the village die.

This card is so beautiful. I love those channel dies. The beautiful blue sky is such a gorgeous contrast with the focal image. Great work!

I love the homes :)

Love the little houses, and appreciate the instructions!

Fabulous card!

that Christmas village so beautiful, every detail is beautiful and colorful background makes it look even more beautiful¡

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Love this card! Love the dark background and the star details! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Beautiful scene! The night sky and all that sparkle is truly lovely!

There's not a more heartfelt image of family love and coziness, than houses under a star-lit sky. It's magic is almost primordial.

You have captured that feeling perfectly. The stars done in paste and glitter, bring the magic full-circle. It makes me smile. Thank you.

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your technique.

Beautiful card! Love this die cut!

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