Friday, November 22, 2013

ODBD Christmas Angel Cards

Each year I give my oldest daughter a card with an angel and sometimes an angel for her tree. We both share experiences, like near car accidents, where we are thankful for angels who are watching over us! So I make a number of angel cards for each Christmas. Here are two I made with a retired "Angel" stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs. My initial inspiration for this card came from the glittery striped paper from DCWV "All Dressed Up" and the Christmas Carol sentiment "Hark the herald angels sing, Glory to the Newborn King."

Recipe for 6.5" x 5" Christmas Card:
Papers - (retired) CTMH Jingle, Ruby CS, Black CS, Colonial White CS(for image), White Daisy CS & Black Gitter Paper; DCWV "All Dressed Up" glittered paper stack
Stamps - ODBD "Angels" for image and sentiment
Inks - CTMH Slate, Black
Copic Markers - E00, R81, R43, RV23, W1, N2
Embellishments - CTMH Sparkle Holiday shapes (star) & glitter gems
Tools - Spellbinders lacey ovale, 5/8" circle punch for corners

Here's the second one:

The papers (except the striped one) from both cards are retired from Close To My Heart. Both cards use the pink star side of one of the Jingle papers. I chose the scrap of retired "Evensong" from CTMH for the background of the second card because it reminds me of a stained glass window, the perfect backdrop for faith-based Christmas images.

Recipe for 2nd Christmas Card:
Papers - retired CTMH "Jingle," and "Evensong," Colonial White CS, Cranberry CS
Stamp set - ODBD "Angel" for image and sentiment
Inks - CTMH Black, Saddle
Copic Markers - E00, E30,  W1, Y32, YG03, YG11, YG23, YG63
Accessories - CTMH Sparkle Holiday Shapes (stars), retired CTMH "Ivory" organdy ribbon

Thank you for visiting. May angels watch over you! May you find joy in the true meaning of Christmas!

I'm sharing the first card with the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #94- Any Sentiment
Brown Sugar #69 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz #46 - Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity -Recipe #151 - Glitter and sparkle
Crafty Hands Challenge #3 - Sparkle and bling
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #179 - Holiday
Polka Doodles #47 - Inspired by a Christmas Carol ("Hark the Herald Angels Sing")



~ginny said...

I absolutely love the shadow effect on the green Angel! Gives wonderful depth to the card when you elevate the image Vickie - and the stained glass DP is perfect! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge.
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
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Leanne said...

Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Leanne DT@4 Crafty Chicks

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Vickie, these are both beautiful! I love how you've used the angels in each one, and I've so glad you've joined us once again for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! You truly do shine His light! Hugs, Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards.

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

Moira DT. xx

Lizzie said...

Lovely, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Mandy Chilvers said...

beautiful cards. thanks for playing along with us on craftyhands

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Vickie, both of these are gorgeous!! I adore that angel and your coloring paired with your nontraditional colors is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!!!

Tamie said...

Incredible creation! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Sally Bernhard said...

Lovely card. Thank you for entering in our Polkadoole challenge. Sally

CraftygasheadZo said...

It's fab! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

michele said...

Gorgeous card Vickie! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

alethea said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! Hugsxx