Thursday, November 03, 2016

Star Search Project- Peace Be With You

Hello! I'm a bit delayed in posting, but I'm super excited to share today's project with you! I designed this one for the Papertrey Ink Star Search contest. The challenge was to make a video featuring at a holiday/winter project. The video needed to feature on-camera face time for at least 50% of the running time and be less than 3.5 minutes. Please be sure to head there to check out the videos and vote! I am honoured to be one of the finalists!

The card features blending and stamp layering.

I started with a piece of White Stamper's Select card stock. I blended Pinefeather, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist to make an icy blue-green type background. Next I took snowflake images from the Peace Be Still set and stamped all over, layering Pinefeather snowflakes over the blended Pinefeather and Teal parts, and then Teal snowflakes over the Teal and Hawaiian Shores parts, and finally Hawaiian Shores snowflakes over the Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist parts.

Next, I stamped snowflakes all over the entire panel using Fresh Snow ink (how appropriate!). As the project dries, the inks fade into the background and soften.

To finish it off, I cut out "peace" from the Wonderful Words holiday die collection. I layered a few pieces to give it more dimension. The rest of the sentiment comes from the Wet Paint Holiday stamp set stamped on a thin strip of Aqua Mist.

One thing I love about this technique is how versatile it is. Change up the colours and images and you really can use this for any occasion! Here is one I made using Papertrey Ink's Scarlet Jewel, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, and Summer Sunrise for the blended background and a leaf image from Harvest Berries.


  1. Congrats on being a finalist!! Your cards are beautiful! Great technique!

  2. Loved your card and this cool and easy technique! Congrats on being a finalist!

  3. These are wonderful! Good luck!

  4. So excited for you! Your cards are lovely!

  5. Congratulations, Natasha, on your HUGE Star Search win! Now have fun shopping and enjoy the win.

  6. Congrats on your win for the Star Search at PTI! I love both of your cards...such a great technique, too!
    Enjoy your shopping deserve it!!!