January 22, 2017

Winter Angel Card ft. Neat & Tangled

EDIT: Top 3 at MarkerPop

It's hard to believe that we celebrated Christmas just a month ago, and here I am creating my first Christmas card of 2017! I guess it's never too early to start making Christmas cards. ;) I started by stamping and heat embossing the faceted background stamp with WOW White Pearl embossing powder. Then I colored the triangles with different shades of yellow. The Copic colors I used are: YR23, YR21, Y11, Y13, Y15, YR14.

I don't have a star die (but should really get one) so I simply printed out a star, cut it out and then traced it on the faceted background. I then cut out a slightly larger star on white cardstock and added a black border. 

The stamp set I'm using today is Little Angel from Neat & Tangled. I colored her with Copics, and the colors I've used are listed below: 
Dress: BG10, BG15   Wings: B01
Hair: Y11, Y21   Face: YR00, R02   Blush: RV11
I've also drawn some snowflakes on her dress with a white gel pen and embellished it with small white pearls.
I wanted to make her wings shimmery and translucent, so I stamped them on vellum, flipped it to the back (because my black ink was barely drying on vellum) and colored with B01 and wink of stella shimmer pen. Then I realized that if I had just adhered the wings on top of the star, the yellow triangles would be peeking through. So I ended up adhering a pair of white wings beneath the shimmering vellum wings. It was definitely more complicated and time consuming than what I've expected, but I really love how it turned out.

I die cut a bunch of white snowflakes with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Snowflakes dies and adhered them to my card front. I think this white on white technique adds quite a bit of interest to the background, but at the same time does not distract too much from the focal point. Then I die cut a gold glitter frame using Craftin Desert Diva's Fancy Frames die, mounted it on foam tape and adhered it to the card front as well.

When I was creating the background, I forgot to leave some white, even space to stamp my sentiment. But I thought the unevenness would look quite interesting anyways. So I stamped it like how I normally would and filled in the gaps with a black pen. To finish off the card, I added a good amount of sequins and small rhinestones to embellish the card. This is definitely a card with lots of details and it took me a couple hours to create it from start to finish. I really like how it turned out, and I hope you have enjoyed looking at it, too! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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  1. Very cute! I love the embossed background and especially the golden and glitter frame. It gives so elegant as beautiful touch. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  2. Very cute! I love the embossed background and especially the golden and glitter frame. It gives so elegant as beautiful touch. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  3. Adorable angel! Great layout and layering! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  4. What a cute card Jessie! Your angel is gorgeous and I love how you built so much texture into your card. I'm with you on getting a head start with next Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing with at Happy Little Stampers.

  5. What a beautiful card Jessie - I love the star! The angel wings are definitely worth the time they took too, they shimmer perfectly and there's no yellow to see at all! I was looking for the snowflakes and then spotted them on her dress (duh - trust me to miss them - almost!!) I thought you'd stamped them! Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Add Snowflakes) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again very soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

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  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR January challenge, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x

  8. Love the gold frame and the faceted star, its never too early to start on your Christmas cards!
    Thanks for joining us this month Jess at STAMPlorations. :)

  9. Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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