Today, I’m sharing a Christmas card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Making Beautiful Music – D152002. This little angel is so sweet and is spreading Christmas cheer to everyone early this year.
To create this card I began by making a base of 5.5″ x 5.5″ using AC Cardstock – White. AC – Christmas Cardstock – Green was cut to be the same size as the base and then adhered to the card using double-sided tape. The frame was created using Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss die-cutting machine, Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Ornate Holly Framed Noel die and Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” paper. I applied liquid glue to the back of this piece and then adhered it to the card.
With my Cuttlebug, I die cut a 3.5″ x 3.5″ square using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The main image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I cleaned off the angel and then stamped in place again using VersaMark ink for the snowflakes. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied to the image and then heat embossed with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I coloured in the image and then added some sparkles onto the dress using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. Sparkle was added to wings with Clear – Wink of Stella. To make the snowflakes a little brighter and to add some smaller snowflakes in the sky, I used a white Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I created a small mixture of FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Delta Ceramcoat – White onto an acrylic block and with a paint brush added in the snowy background along the bottom of the square. Using a small Stylus, I added in a few more sparkly snowflakes and sprinkled DecoArt Glamour Dust over them while they were still wet. This was then put aside to dry.
Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut 6 petals and 7 leaves out of scraps of paper using Spellbinders – Holiday Flower & Greenery dies. Liquid glue was used to attach the petals together and the I added U-Line double-sided tape and some liquid glue to the bottoms of them to attach them to the card. I trimmed the leaves and with a small amount of liquid glue applied to the tips of the leaves, I adhered them to the card under the flowers. PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix yellow jewels were glued to the centre of each flower. Using my Cuttlebug once again, I die cut 2 sentiments using Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Ornate Holly Framed Noel die with some scrap gold paper. The oval was die cut using Creative Expressions – Frames and Tags – Charlotte dies and a scrap piece of AC – Christmas Cardstock – Burgundy. I glued the 2 sentiments on top of each other to give it some dimension and then attached the sentiment to the oval. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the finished image and it was popped up onto the centre of the card. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the oval and it was popped up onto the top of the card to finish it off.
Stamps: Making Beautiful Music – D152002 – Dreamerland Crafts
Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC – Christmas Cardstock, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″)
Die Cuts: Creative Expressions – Frames and Tags – Charlotte (CED4319), Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Ornate Holly Framed Noel – CED3073, Spellbinders – Holiday Flower & Greenery (S1-099), My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out
Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail
Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Cuttlebug, Clear – Wink of Stella
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R22, R20
Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41
Dress: R59, R37, R35, R21, C1, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen
Wing: BG0000, BG000, B0000, Y000, RV0000, Clear – Wink of Stella
Flower: R59, R37, R35, R21, Y35
Horn: E15, YR24, Y35, Y08
Background Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000
Snow: FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Delta Ceramcoat – White
Hope you like it and have a great week!
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