It’s Thursday and I hope your day is full of peace and joy!

Today’s post is clean, simple and Brightly Gleaming!

My inspiration for today’s card came from the Playful Alphabet Dies.  I was thinking about how I would use them and happened to see my Dove of Hope Bundle.  “Peace” came to mind, so now I had my sentiment.

My color inspiration came from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. This pattern seemed peaceful to me and I love Pretty Peacock. Now I had my color palette, Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Copper and Very Vanilla. The Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of the many beautiful patterned paper packs you can purchase at a 15% savings now through October 31st.

Stampin’ Up!’s Foam Adhesive Sheets helped me give this card lots of dimension. I cropped the letters for the PEACE sentiment from the Playful Alphabet Dies with Pretty Peacock card stock and a Foam Adhesive Sheet.  Without securing them, I positioned them in the center of the Very Vanilla layer.

One of the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies gave me a perfect frame for my patterned paper layer.  I added the Foam Adhesive Sheet to the patterned paper layer and attached it to the Very Vanilla card base layer. Since my “frame” was in place, I was ready to secure the PEACE sentiment to the Very Vanilla layer.

Although I do like a “clean” card, and the “Brightly Gleaming” pattern was surely eye catching, I thought this card needed just a little something more. After experimenting with a few embellishments, I decided to go with a few small olive branch sprigs from the Detailed Dove Dies.  I used my 1/4″ punch (an old favorite) to punch a circle from the Brushed Metallic Copper card stock. That little bit of copper metallic in the corner  brings out the copper metallic in the patterned paper; a pretty accent.

So, treat yourself to some Playful Alphabet Dies and add some Brightly Gleaming paper, crop an olive branch sprig or two, and create something peaceful!

The only limitation is your imagination!

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