Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room Angel

This is a Kraft-y Christmas card for the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. Here is their inspiration photo. We're to use kraft, red, silver, newsprint, and a star.

Flutter By Wednesdays Challenge was to use anything with wings. I chose to use an angel from Vintage Holiday Crafts to make a card for my daughter, Lisa. She was always my little angel, and came to love anything "angel" when she grew up. Every Christmas I give her some form of angel. It's my reminder that God always has His angels watching over us. I chose an angel whose coloring seemed really close to that of Kraft cardstock.

I embossed the white with a Cuttlebug snow embossing folder, then rubbed Versamark over the raised surface and sprinkled on CTMH Silver Pearl embossing powder. The red patterned paper was already glittered. I had cut a bracket-shaped square from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge out of Kraft cardstock. I used one side of it to add to the mat under the angel. I rubbed Versamark on the edge of the bracket and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

The newsprint was an old public domain December 24th paper I found on line that had the words Christmas and Sunday in one of the titles. I used a 2" scallop punch to cut that portion. The silver star was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and cut out. I stamped "peace and joy" with Brown Staz-on. I tied two different ribbons around the card, organdy and a smaller silver ribbon. I wanted layers of fiber. I tied my favorite twine in the button because it goes so well with Kraft cs.

This was a fun card to make and I kept wanting to add more, but decided that Less is More and stopped. Merry Christmas, Lisa!

The Shabby Tea Room #93 - kraft, red, silver, newsprit, a star
Flutter By Wednesdays #183 - anything with wings

Paper - Reminisce Naughty or Nice (red); CTMH Kraft, Cranberry, and White Textured, metallic(retired) CS
Ink - Brown Staz-On, Versamark, Tim Holtz's Old Paper distress ink (on newspaper)
Stamp - CTMH "Holiday Cheer"
Accessories - CTMH red organdy and wooden button, Michaels' silver ribbon, Papertrey Ink twine, photo of Vintage Angel from Vintage Holiday Crafts (for personal use or crafts to sell you can use up to 5 of their images free of charge-see terms of use) 


Maria said...

Wow! A gorgeous card! Love the angel image and embossed background, so pretty! Merry Christmas!
Am now a new follower...take care!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Jan Hennings said...

This is an adorable card! Too CUTE! Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!