Thursday, 1 December 2016

A Christmas Angel for you....

Evening all... blimey... is it really nearly a month since I got on and posted to my blog?? Wowsers.. I won't let that happen again in the near future. 

Tonight, I'm sharing with you all a little card I have made for Sue Dix using her amazing Sweet Dixie range of dies. 

They are really lovely dies and cut so well too. I have used a few different sets to put this card together. The main focus though of course had to be the angel, as she is just so pretty!

The Angel herself I cut out of white cardstock and then inked lightly around the edges with London Fog Momento ink as I didn't want anything too harsh. I layered her onto the same cardstock I was planning to use for the layers on my card, the red, and cut around the sleeves and skirt. The wings I decided to use gold mirror card to add some shine. 

I also used the mirror card to cut the lovely holly corners and stars. 

The card itself was an 8 inch card, and the first red layer was cut to a 1/4 inch smaller. The white layer was 1/2 inch smaller. 

I then cut a 6 inch square of red and again, a smaller piece of white. The white layer on this section I decided to use a gorgeous Sweet Dixie stencil, and inked through it with distress inks of different colours. 

I then cut two smaller layers of red and white to put my topper onto. I cut two trees, layered them onto the same colour and inked the edges for a bit of shading. These were placed to the bottom. The angel was positioned at the top of the card and I placed her stars around her. 

I cut out the beautiful flowers and leaves, inked and gelled them up, layered and stuck them into the corner of the card to add a little flourish. 

Once everything was on the card, I used some glitter glue to the centre of the flower, around the trees and on the branches. 

I loved making this card, I hope you like it to. 

Here's a list of what I have used.

Sweet Dixie 6x6" Christmas Kaleidoscope stencil SDST0030
Sweet Dixie Church and Snowy Trees SDD195
Sweet Dixie Holly and Star Corners SDD183
Sweet Dixie Christmas Rose SDD202
Sweet Dixie Christmas Angel SDD194
Sweet Dixie Snowflake Edge SDD190
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Forest Green, Bundled Sage, Tea Dye
White gel pen
Glitter glue - irridescent
Gold mirror card
Red and white cardstock
Offcut of ribbon
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