Friday, December 17, 2010

Singing Angel Card

I finished the first batch of Christmas cards this morning and it was off to the Post Office to mail them. Hopefully the last batch of cards will be finished tonight. It may be a long night because tomorrow is my mailing deadline. To save time I use the division of labor principle. I stamp or die cut the same image twice. Then I cut the borders, frames and ribbons for both cards at the same time. Once everything is cut out I start assembling both cards at the same time.

Directions for Singing Angel Card:

Hero Arts Let The Angels Sing Clear Stamps
Color pencils
Deja Views Fair Isle Christmas paper-Light blue print
White and blue card stock
Gold ribbon
Gold glitter glue
Sansodor solvent
Blending Stump
Sanding Pad
Greeting Card Program
Color Box Black Pigment Ink
Cuttlebug Allegro Embossing Folder

1. Stamp the angel on white card stock with the black ink. Let it dry.

2. Color the angel with color pencils. Dip the blending stump in the solvent and blend the areas that you just colored. Let it dry.

3. Add highlights to the angel's wings and halo with gold glitter glue. Let it dry.

4. Cut the angel image to approximately 2 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high. Cut the light blue patterned paper 2 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high. Glue the angel on top of the blue paper.

5. Cut a piece of blue card stock to fit the embossing folder and emboss it. Lightly sand the embossed image to highlight it. Glue the framed angel on top of the embossed image.

6. Use the greeting card program to print a Christmas verse and print it on the white card stock using the half fold option. Glue the embossed image with the angel to the front of the card.

7. Cut two pieces of gold ribbon to fit across the top (left) and bottom (right) corners of the card and glue them in place. Make a small bow using the gold ribbon and glue it over the ribbon in the top (left) corner of the card.