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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Experiments and Angels



My first card is inspired by all the white on white cards I have seen, just using die cuts to make a gorgeous card. Someone came into the shop looking for a card with an angel on it, and I said I had a beautiful angel stamp if they wanted to commission a card, but I can't put cards in the shop using Inkadinkado stamps and I had actually put this one up for sale, but reprieved it. I spent hours stamping angels on different card, and trying different ways of colouring. I have white on black card, and on blue, and Silver on blue metallic - didn't stamp well on that. I have sheets of angels stamped with white Brilliance ink and embossed with pearl powder where I tried several different ways of colouring the background leaving the angel to stand out in white and this is the one I liked the best. I used Distress Ink pads in blue and black to create this with my foam pads and wooden handle, I tried bottles of distress ink but couldn't get the colour I wanted, not enough blue until I used the pads.
 I have mounted it on snowflake embossed card (all the card is pearlescent ivory) and framed it with Spellbinders snow frame, and added bunches and single Spellbinders snowflakes. I also added a few music notes, maybe they should be in blue! I die cut Peace with Sizzix dies, added a little Stickles ice to the snowflakes and stars, and added a satin edged white ribbon.
I hope she likes it, and I think the family will be getting various angel cards this year, I really need to make my family cards!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
 Incy Wincy challenge - snow (Mondays)
Joanna Sheen - with love at Christmas December
Papertake Weekly Challenges - Snow White (Tuesdays)
Emma's Crafty Challenge - let it snow
The Stamp Man - In the Bleak Midwinter December challenge


This card is also an experiment, I am not happy with it yet but I am going to keep working on it! I used two stamps by Crackerbox Palace that I won in their weekly blog candy giveaway recently. I love the sentiment, I nearly put it inside, but the front was too bare. I used a Sizzix Tim Holtz on the edge die to cut the houses (townscape), and a Grand Nestabilities label 23 to cut out the aperture. I backed this with some Papermania paper from years ago, and tried to paint a moon with Artists Irridescent Medium, then I stamped the Santa with his sleigh and reindeer over the moon and sky, I don't think the reindeers on the moon show up well, so I will work on different moons! Ink used Stazon Vibrant Violet. Ribbon by Papermania, which I found in my Christmas box and it was the perfect colour but was too wide so is doubled over the spine of the card.

 Ok same card but I overstamped the sleigh with Brilliance black ink so it shows up better, the stamps are mounted on cling foam and have the image printed on the back so you can see it through the block, so I could get it close to the same place and it just has a violet shadow now which I am happy with.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
My Time To Craft - Non traditional colours Christmas card closes 14th Dec


5 comments:

  1. Beautiful Christmas card x

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  2. I love the colours and design of the second card, and the first card is so pretty.

    You are the winner of my giveaway!! Please can you send me your address so I can get you parcel posted out to you...
    :)

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  3. Hi Carol! Love your beautifully elegant card. So sorry your having trouble with blogger - you are not alone! Glad I could leave a comment on your stunning work in the end! Thank you for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, hugs, Jayne xx

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  4. Lovely card, super colours and design, thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

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  5. Fabulous card Caz, love them both, and the bottom one looks good to me, thank you for playing along with us at Emma's Crafty Challenge this month, good luck hun xxxx

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