Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Peace Like a Snowflake

Today's card is both incredibly clean and messy. Not that it looks messy in completed form, but still.

Card size: 6.25" x 3.5"

To make the raised panels, I took a scrap of cardstock and embossed the word peace and two different snowflakes on it with white embossing powder. Using Tim Holtz chipped sapphire and seedless preserves distress ink and mini inking tools, I inked the daylights out of that scrap of cardstock.

Does anyone else get ink all over even using those handy inking tools? Seriously. My fingers were blue the rest of the day.

A 3/4" square punch turned the mess into three very precise squares. A 1" square punch gave the three squares each very precise mats, and a quilting ruler allowed me to place each square precisely in a row in the exact center of the card precisely 1/4" apart.

As you might imagine, all that precision made my heart go pitter patter.

Note the variations in the color. That was on purpose. With so little to look at amidst so much white space, it was important for there to be some variation. Peace is off-center, while the snowflakes are centered. The middle square is much darker than the other two. The snowflakes are different because, as we all know, no two snowflakes are alike.

May peace fall on you like a snowflake caught on your tongue...quite, calm, soft. May it dissolve into you like that snowflake and become a part of you, if only for a moment.

We need those moments of peace in the middle of the mess, don't we?

Mercy, grace, peace, and love...but especially peace,

stamps: various (translation: I can't remember)
ink: Tim Holtz seedless preserves and chipped sapphire, clear embossing ink
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: dimensionals, inking tools, white embossing powder, 3/4" and 1" square punches


  1. I love that I always get some unique thought to ponder when reading your write ups. And your cards are amazing also! A two-fer. :)
    Lu C

  2. I have a box of latex gloves- the kind I wore when Dental Assisting. They are disposable ones. I wear one when using ink, a different one when making mixing a meatloaf, or painting
    in the house. Just toss out when you are through! Look online- many to choose from. No more messy hands for me.

  3. Where do you get envelopes for that size card? This card is lovely in its simplicity.

    If you don't have inky fingers you're doing something wrong! 😊

  4. Peace to you, too, Susan. Lovely card!


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