Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Christmas Angel


Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge #153 - Angels.


This is the only Angel stamp I have.  And I've had it for a long time and believe I've only used it once.  Good to pull it out and ink it up! :)

Because the image is intricate, I decided to keep everything else very simple to give it a clean look.  The image, sentiment and border are all heat embossed gold.  Using the gold embossing powder around the outside edges of my card front, ensures that the whole card is all the same colour ... which helps with the clean look.

It was hard to photograph this card with the all the shine of the embossing powder.  It definitely looks better in real life.  I really need to work on finding a better solution for my photos.  It's on my 'to-do' list but will have to wait until I'm getting around better ... soon, hopefully!

It's a glorious, sunny and warm day here.  Hubby and I are both suffering with a virus right now, but I'm hoping to convince him to head out to the deck for some fresh air. The rain is supposed to be back with us by Friday so we need to take advantage today and tomorrow. :)








Stamps:  Christmas Silhouettes (Inkadinkado); Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Gold embossing powder (Hero Arts), heat tool

Challenges:
Merry Monday #153 - Angels

26 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love this magical angel, Loll! Perfect in the embossed gold! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Enjoy the sunshine. Hope you both feel much better tomorrow!

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Gorgeous card, gorgeous Angel and I love how you have kept it to one colour with the Gold. Beautiful.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, not sure what the less is more challenge is but I will probably be too late for it now as you cannot backdate lol! Thanks for letting me know.

Have a great evening

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Marcia HIll said...

SO pretty Loll! I only have 2 angel stamps, and one of them is the one you used. I've never had much luck making a card I like with it, but I really like how you did it! I think the trick is keeping it CAS, just like you did...beautiful!! :0)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I have this one - love the simple treatment and elegance!

Brenda said...

My friend has this angel stamp too and I've always loved it! Your card is stunning Loll, I love how you kept it simple to keep the eye on the image. The gold embossing and layering is perfect. I hope you and hubby feel better soon!!! My hubby has come down with something too. I hope it goes away soon because he has to be "good" for his study!! Rain here today and maybe tomorrow. Hope your sunshine is back again soon! Hugs, Brenda

Kathyk said...

I too have the Inkadinkado Angel image and feel I don't use it as often as I should. Your make is just lovely, Loll

Kathyk

Bobby said...

Alas I have no angel stamp but this one is gorgeous and perfect embossed in gold. I'm with you on wanting the golds to match.

Lee-Anne said...

So elegant in the gold, Loll! Hope you feel better real soon!

Susan said...

The angel is gorgeous embossed in gold! So perfect kept simple like that!

hellerlittle said...

Wishing you (and Hubby) getting well soon !!!
Love this angel also, it´s in my stash and I think I have to use it the same way next time
thanks for inspiration
CU hellerlittle

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Loll love the gold embossing....hope you and hubby feel better soon

Anne

Lisa Lara said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card Loll. Love that image. There are some nasty viruses lately. Hope you both are well soon.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is one stunning angel stamp Loll and you are so lucky to have such an elegant one in your stash. Brilliant crisp and clean card but love the dramatic gold colours too.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Loll, that Angel stamp is so elegant and the gold with the white is just stunning! Beautiful card! hugs :

Susangail Powell said...

Glad you felt well enough to make this card - it's beautiful! That angel is gorgeous!

Wanda said...

Love this angel and the embossing. Hope you and your hubby feel better soon!

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Loll and the stamp looks fabulous in the gold embossing. Carol x

Deepti said...

Simple and beautiful!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful card, Loll! Love the angel image in the gold embossing! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Marie B. said...

Loll, this stamp is gorgeous! I have it in clear, and I don't use it enough either! Your card is utter perfection, as always! :)

Linda said...

Simply beautiful! xxx

Julia Aston said...

I just linked my Angel card to the Merry Monday Challenge - and looking up a few links - I see the same stamp I used but the angel is facing in the other direction! and we both gold embossed her (which is the best way to use this lovely stamp I think!) I really DIDN'T copy your card Loll!! This angel really does stand up all by herself with all the pretty detail on it - hope you and DH are feeling better - nothing like sitting in the sun to help you feel stronger - we haven't had the sun for several days and we still in the 30's and 40's - will spring never come to MA???! Have a great weekend!

fabiola jaques said...

Quelle merveille de sobriété et de beauté ! Biz

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Loll ... and positively magical! Hope you're feeling better soon! Anita :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your gold angel, Loll - so gorgeous! I spotted it over on Merry Monday :)

Karren said...

This is beautiful, Loll and oh so elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.