Friday, June 13, 2014

Golden Angel for Christmas

Hi everyone.  Today I played with my Cameo cutting machine.  So far I have used the machine to mostly cut stencils (which I LOVE!) ... but haven't cut out very many images from it.  I downloaded a whole bunch of Christmas cut files and I've started cutting them out in different sizes so they can be used for both cards and tags.

The first one I cut is this beautiful angel silhouette.  I cut her four times (once in gold card stock and three times in white).  The layers are all glued together to give the cut image some thickness.  I mounted her onto an embossed background that I made a few months ago when my friend Susan came over for a day of card making.  She brought a huge supply of gorgeous Christmas embossing folders.  Here's the first once I've used ... and I cut it a little smaller so that I could add a thin (1/4") strip of gold at the side to tie it to the angel.  I added some gold glitter glue to the angel's halo and stamped and embossed the sentiment in the liquid platinum embossing powder (love this color!).  Simple but pretty card! :)

The challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round for June is Christmas Angels, so I'm entering this card.

Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah); gold card stock (SU!); 40 lb. vellum (Bazzill)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Cameo, angel silhouette cut file, gold glitter glue, liquid platinum embossing powder, heat tool, embossing folder for background (borrowed from Susan - don't know the name)

Christmas Cards All Year Round - June


Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card Loll! I love that Angel especially in the gold. The gold strip really ties them together. Love the embossing folder too, and your sentiment is so pretty with the platinum embossing powder! Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous cut out angel and beautiful gold accents on your wonderful Christmas card Loll. TFS and always inspiring us. Now I want to make a Christmas Card..LOL!!!

Aileen said...

That is so pretty Loll. I must cut some of those out too. I just got my silhouette so experimenting with what to do. I love this machine.

Canne said...

Love, love, love this card, so simple yet elegant!

Susan said...

What a lovely simple angel silhouette! And you used it perfectly with the embossed corner, the gold glitter, and the sentiment on the vellum!

Anita in France said...

Simple and gorgeous, Loll ... with so much wonderful texture! Anita :)

MaryH said...

You're amazing with the Cameo. Love the way you added such dimension to this pretty angel, and her halo is really so pretty. One gorgeous EF, and the gold trim really tied in the colors. Wonderful card, so very pretty. TFS

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR June 'Christmas angels' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x