Sunday, 26 February 2017

…we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds

I’m sharing a CAS Christmas card today featuring Angel 2, a stencil from Nellie Snellen.

Over at Winter Wonderland they are running a tribute challenge for Eileen, the founder of the challenge who sadly passed away recently.  Given this is a tribute challenge I thought it would be fitting to make a Christmas card featuring an angel, something CAS but elegant in mostly white.

I’ve had the stencil for some time, it’s a metal one so embossed nicely.  I ran it through my Crossover and then rubbed embossing ink over the raised bits (with the stencil still in place) and then sprinkled on my Fran-tage.  After heat setting the Fran-tage I painted the debossed sections with Twinkling H2Os to complete the angel and give her a lovely heavenly shine.  The embossed image and Fran-tage add two kinds of dimension to my card, the Bitty Gems a third so I am entering it in the current ABC Christmas challenge using the D is for Dimension option.

The layout of my card follows the current sketch at Less is More.  I took some liberties with the size of the circular element (swapped out for the angel).  Despite my seemingly endless supply of Christmas stamps I didn’t actually have a one word sentiment, which I thought this card needed so I printed the ‘Noel’ and then doused it in clear embossing powder to give it some dimension and shine.  I added in the three lines with Bitty Gems and tied it together with the angel by placing some in her halo.

A final framing with gold metallic cardstock for a simple and elegant card that looks beautiful in real life but was a nightmare to try and photograph!  The Twinkling H2Os looking more like a water stain than the shimmery ever so pale gold colour it really is.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Nellie Snellen Stencil Christmas in Jugendstil ~ 500000/2172 Angel 2 (retired)
Close To My Heart ~ Bitty Gems
Inks & Paints etc
Twinkling H2Os ~ Pearl Gold
Core’dinations Kraft Core Tim Holtz Collection Metallics ~ Gold
White Cardstock from stash

Thanks for stopping by!


Susan said...

Good for you in starting your Christmas cards! Thanks for playing along!

Esther said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Eileen. Your card is absolutely gorgeous and a lovely tribute to her. The hint of sparkle and the delicate design are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More :)

Helen said...

Beautiful card - really elegant!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Carol S. said...

Thank you so much, for making such a beautiful card for our tribute challenge, here at Winter Wonderland, for our lovely Eileen. She is missed so much by all of us DT members. Hugs, Carol S. DT

chrissy xx said...

Just GORgeous! A lovely CAS card. Thank you for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge

Neets B said...

An angel was the perfect choice for your tribute to Eileen, and a great take on our sketch too. Love the way you've added the gems.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Jen Nelson said...

very pretty and what a lovely tribute to Eileen she was such a lovely lady
thanks for joining us at Less Is More this week, Jen xx