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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Oh my goodness that's a lovely card! So peaceful. I think the Peach on Earth Channel die is a must have for me. Thanks for the inspiration!

Another absolutely fabulous idea JJ ! Love the way you used these new dies to create your scene! Gorgeous!!!

That is a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win the great new die!

This card is gorgeous!
Love all the coloring
and embossing.
Carla from Utah

Beautiful card! I love the glitter behind the words.

Beautiful card. Love the sparkly stars. And "Peace" is my favorite word so this card is extra special.

Love how you put all these elements together to create your awesome card !

That is so pretty. Love the dimension on the houses. Hugz

Great card. Peace on Earth is my favourite sentiment too, so important. Love the colours and textures.

Thanks for the great tip on using the star stencil!

Love this card, its sentiment and images...

I have always used stencil paste with metal dry embossing stencils. Will have to give this a try...

This is so pretty, and that stencil is fantastic.

Gorgeous card!

What a lovely and peaceful scene! So many wonderful techniques and effects!!
<3 J

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What a fabulous card! I would LOVE to win the Peace on Earth die. :D

WOW, awesome card, love seeing photos on how you put it together!

Talk about the PERFECT holiday card! So gorgeous JJ!

What a fabulous card. Love the word die.

love this card.....will definitely buying that stencil x

Wow, JJ, this card is stunning, the tutorial is fabulous. I love everything you have done on this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Oh my - I love the glitter behind the sentiment! Your card is beautiful!

Love the striking blue against the white. Thanks for the tip about glitter and the 'buddy' and also about mixing the glitter in the paste and also on top of the paste. Also loving the die as you can customize what you see in the Windows. Just love it! x

Absolutely gorgeous JJ. I love those sparkly stars and glitter behind the fabulous sentiment. Great scene.

JJ, your card is simply gorgeous!! Thank you for the instructions for putting it together!!

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