Stamps: Uniko Studio - Simply Said Christmas; Waltzingmouse - You're A Doll, Opera Tags Christmas
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Die-namics - In & Out Diagonal Squares #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Winter Frost, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear, Gold; Vellum; SU Punches - Tree, Butterfly, 1" Circle, ¾" Circle
The layout is based on this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch - CTS#116 and the colours are from Colour Q - cQc#284. I used a die to cut the square - I like the way this die has the pattern on the inside and outside of the die cut. I put a piece of design paper on the inside of the card and, as it's double-sided, I have a nice pattern on the inside too. I used punches to cut the angel's body, face, wings and halo. I stamped a face on the smaller circle and coloured it with Copic markers. I added lots of sparkle to the reminder of the angel and then adhered the pieces together. The halo was made by colouring some vellum with gold Wink of Stella and punching out a circle slightly larger then the angel's head. I adhered the angel to the card with dimensional gel. I finished the front with a simple sentiment and some sequins. On the inside I cut another piece of design paper and on the white panel stamped a bold Christmas greeting.
I've taken a close-up photo of the angel so that you can see all the sparkle and shimmer.
For more inspiration using punch art on your Christmas cards, do check out the blog and see what the rest of the team have made for you.
I've got a very quiet, crafty day lined up as Jonathan and Kathryn will be out pretty much the whole day. In the morning they are off to a photo shoot which Jonathan will enjoy lots! The rest of the day they'll be at a pop concert. Jonathan is taking Kathryn to a concert at The Crofoot in Pontiac - featuring one of her favourite bands - Set It Off, along with lots of other bands too. Jonathan loves his daughter very much indeed :) That's it for now - see you soon.