Sometimes, it's fun to play around with stamps that have nothing to do with Christmas for Christmas-themed cards. That's what I did with this Hero Arts map background stamp of the Americas.
After stamping the image twice--once in Brilliance pearlescent thyme and once in Brilliance pearlescent poppy--I cut the images into 1/2" slices, making sure they lined up perfectly in the cuts. Then, I experimented with various arrangements of the strips, alternating poppy and thyme for a festive, holiday effect.
The second card originally had a white border on the right, but it looked oddly unbalanced, so I added the edge strip, which seemed to balance the sentiment much better with its double vertical line that creates a much stronger border.
The slight shimmer of the ink is awesome in real life. Even the sentiment is stamped in Brilliance pearlescent chocolate...so rich and strong a color!
What stamps of earth--maps or globes--do you have that would work with a Peace on Earth sentiment? Why not get them out and play!
stamps: Hero Arts (map), Clearly Besotted (sentiment)
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: glue, quilting ruler and craft knife (for precise cuts)