Monday, October 3, 2011

Angel Watching Over You

I certainly had a great time blog hopping this weekend with all the World Cardmaking Day hops going on.  At Card A Day Blog we're continuing our 2 1/2 month-long Christmas card extravaganza that was started with our weekend hop.  If you haven't been there yet, check it out.  I am one of several designers who will be bringing you Christmas card inspirations through the next eleven weeks, so get your supplies ready and make some cards with us.

Today is one of my days at CADB, and the card I have for you was actually my daughter's idea.  I threw out the question, "What should I do for this card?"  She was already aware of many of the themes we have coming up, and since this is an 'anything' Christmas week she suggested an angel.  What an excellent suggestion; I love angels!  (I think she was looking in the mirror when she made the suggestion.  She is definitely MY angel!)

I went in search of my angel stamps -- yes, I have several -- and chose, with daughter's help, a lovely set from Stampin'UP.

I stamped my angel with Ancient Page Coal Black dye ink and colored her with Copic markers.  Her halo and wings were colored with an EK Success metallic gold pen.  She was then mounted with foam tape onto a die cut.

The sentiment is another die cut piece, and is adorned with dimensional stickers (not sure where these came from--don't have the packaging--maybe K&Company??).

I was using a red card base, so I thought it best to have a lighter paper matted on the inside for the sentiment and signature.  I used the same design paper inside as I used outside.

The same die-cut set is used for the inside sentiment (layered) as for the angel.  All the papers were inked before assembling.  As you can see, I also rounded all the corners.

Here's the full view:

And now for the details:

     Papers:  Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, K&Company Yultide design paper pack, Stampin'UP Very Vanilla
     Inks:  Ancient Page Dye Inkpad in Coal Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen
     Stamps:  Stampin'UP Angelic Joy set
     Dies:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four and Shapeabilities Grommet Tags
     Misc:  Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, Scotch tape runner, Cuttlebug

See you again soon, my lovelies.....leave a comment if you can!  :)

Do remember to keep your creative genius flowing.........



  1. Awwww! Tear :) (of happiness of course). Back at ya babe! I love your creations almost as much as I love you. Although, I will say my favorite part of your creations is being able to help.

  2. Beautiful Card Christine. Nicely done tutorial too with all the pics. TFS and I can't wait till we get some of them blues skies here in the north east.

  3. This card is just beautiful!!! I just love it!

  4. Lovely Christmas card. Glad you joined us at the Stampendous monthly challenge!


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