Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Angelic Christmas Card

Hi friends! Thanks you so much for all the congratulatory wishes for my new Granddaughter Clara. 
Today I want to share a tent card made with the new Angelic Bigz die. 

I knew when I saw this die I would need to make a card. 

Cut Kraft-core cardstock 4 1/2" x 12". Score and fold card in half, then score front panel in half again. Kraft'core cardstock is my favorite card stock to use for cards. Not only does it have the Core'dinations signature core it's Kraft on one side so writing your message on the inside of the card is easy. Love it!

Use a corner rounder to round the top corners of the card. 

Adhere an old dictionary page to a piece of cardstock with glue stick. Die cut dictionary piece with the Cameo Frame Bigz die. 

Cut a piece of red Kraft-core 4 1/2" x 2 1/4". Die cut Poinsettia from the Mini Cardinal and Poinsettia Movers and Shapers die. 

The message was stamped with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink on a piece of cream cardstock cut to 4 1/2" x 2". The Happy Holiday words are from the Handwritten Holiday 2 set (CMS209). Die cut a piece of music paper from the Merriment Paper Stash with the large Sized Oval Movers and Shapers die. Ink the edges of all the pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

Assemble the Poinsettia with a Number Brad (25) in the center and a leaf from the foliage package in the back. You could also use Distress Glitter for the center of the Poinsettia. 

Adhere the oval in the center of the Cameo Frame. Center the frame on the front of the card. Adhere the frame to the front of the card only at the bottom so the card will still stand up. 

Use foam tape to adhere the message to the inside of the card. 

Tie Linen Ribbon around the card with a bow. Attach the Poinsettia on the bow. 

Die cut the Angel from Watercolor cardstock using the Angelic Bigz die. Spray a generous coat of Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist on to Angel and let dry

Mask off wing and trumpet with post it notes and ink with Antique LinenDistress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

Don't forget to leave her hand white. 

Use foam tape to adhere the Angel to the front of the card. 

Choose a few Chitchat words from the Seasonal pack to add to your card. Cut a "V" on the left side of the word. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

Add the Chitchat words with a Tiny Attacher. 

I can't wait to display my card on the mantel. I think everyone is going to love it! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Gorgeous girl!! of course you didn't need me to tell you that though! :D

  2. Thank you for the lovely inspirational card! Your instructions are easy to follow and I can't wait to make my own version using similar dies and stamps.

  3. Lovely card, love the angel and the subtle colouring too. Lovely design. Tracy x

  4. Wow, this is beautiful Richele! Love the poinsettia!

  5. Your card is so beautiful! Great tutorial too. I did not think I needed that angel die but you are making me think I should invest.... Anne x

  6. Beautiful! I have been looking forward to seeing some projects with this angelic die. Perfect for cards. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial!

  7. Every time I see an easel card, I tell myself that I need to make one. Of course, I rarely do. Your explanations are so clear and concise; no more hesitating for me. (Except it's bedtime, so I do need to wait until later this week 😄

  8. I adore this card, so beautiful, simple and clever! Amazing work! Barbarayaya

  9. This is card is gorgeous. You have given beautiful justice to the Angel. Sometimes, just seeing the white cut out, it's difficult to imagine the finished product. I want that die now :) Tfs!

  10. So beautiful! I love the colors and your angel is fabulous! !
    Sandy xx

  11. Oh dear... Your card is awesome. Just love all the elegant details. You created a fabulous card !!!
    Thank you for sharing your art. Really inspiring !!
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  12. Thankfully Tim did a recap because I missed this gem! It is beautiful and clever!!! Just what I need for a push to get me going on cards, thanks!

  13. Gorgeous card, I love the ease of the easel card you created!

  14. Love this card. Beautiful and simple!! Thanks for the idea!!