Showing posts with label Theme - Angels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Theme - Angels. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas card with an Angel using Spellbinders Die

Good morning Paper Crafters!  Today I'm sharing another quick and easy Christmas card, well except for the coloring.  That probably takes longer than anything.  But the time and effort are worth it.

Have a fabulous day!
You can view more of my Spellbinders projects HERE.
You can view more of my Christmas themed projects HERE.

Project Details
Stamps : Layers of Color "Holly Angel" cling rubber art stamp, "Sentimental Banners" clear art stamp set.
Deckled scissors : Fiskars
Embossing Folder : Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons
Glitter Glue : Stickles

Adhere card (4.25" x 5/5") front to back of larger red cardstock panel.  Trim around edges with deckled scissors.  Trim white cardstock 4.25" x 5.5" and 3" x 3 3/4".  Emboss using Big Shot and Holly Flourish embossing folder.  Cut decorative frame using Grand Calibur and Fleur de Lis Rectangle.  Layer these 3 as shown and add glitter glue around edges of smaller panel.  Set aside to dry.  Stamp Holly Angel and banner.  Color and trim.  Embellish angel wings with glitter using a 2-Way fine point glue pen.  Before applying glue, wipe wings with Embossing Magic or dryer sheet.  After sprinkling on glitter, use a tooth pick or paper poker to clean off glitter on any stamp lines.  Adhere angel and banner using pop dots in the middle.  Embellish with glitter glue around banner edges.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Layers of Color New Release Blog Hop!

Good morning Paper Crafters and welcome to the new release blog hop of the Layers of Color Christmas Collection designed by Nina Brackett and Laura Kirste Campbell!
These special designs were created from the artist's hearts in celebration of Christ's birth.  You will find a few of the images coordinate with Spellbinders's dies (Joy & Peace - Labels 18 and Sentimental Banners with Ribbon Banners)! 
But if you have started at my blog, you will want to start at the Layers of Color blog and then hop around so that you can make sure you are entered into the Grand Prize Drawing!   Laura will give you full instructions on how to qualify on her blog.
If you have arrived from Linda's blog, then you are in the right place and keep scrolling to read how you can win a free stamp from me!
  I have created a Christmas Ornament using one of the decorative elements from "Touch of Elegance" and the dove from one of the new release sets "Glad Tidings".    You can check out all the details on how to create this one at the very bottom of my post.

I actually have 2 more Christmas ornament post coming up in the future. You can subscribe to my blog post via email if you like, so you don't miss a thing. Just check out the side bar gadget.  No worries, if you get sick of me, I promise I want be offended if you unsubscribe later.
One of the ornaments / tutorials will be posted on Wed. Oct 26th during the Layers of Color Christmas Ornament Blog Hop! 

I also have a Five Star 3-D (4 folds / 1 cut ) ornament tutorial I posted recently and after the hop I would love to invite you back to check it out HERE.
My Prize
Today I'm giving away "Holly Angel" cling art stamp (sample - meaning it's not packaged)!  All you have to do is leave me a comment.  You have until 12 noon EST to leave me a comment.  I will do a random drawing and post a winner as soon as I get off work Tuesday (late afternoon).  The winner will have til Wednesday 10am EST to contact me at to claim your prize.
and here is a card I created using Holly Angel

The next stop in this hop is the very talented

Good luck in the drawings!

Project Details Ornament

Stamps : Layers of Color "Touch of Elegance" and "Glad Tidings"
Cream Cardstock
Gold cord and beads
Stickles Champagne and Recollections Gold Glitter from Michaels
Tsukineko Glue Pad
2-Way Glue Pen
Krylon Matte Finish Clear Spray
Aleene's Tachy Glue ($1.47 at Walmart.  I LOVE this stuff, use it all the time, and store it upside down in an empty peanut butter jar to keep it ready to go all the time.  The jar I use is actually plastic and it has a little dimple in the bottom)
I used a glue pad and gold glitter - not a great choice.  I recommend VersaMark and gold embossing powder.  I just didn't have an embossing powder that was gold or glittery enough to match my beads and I'm a little picky, teehee.
Cut 4 cream rectangles 2" x 2 5/5".  Locate the centers on each side and put a pencil dot.  Connect the dots with light pencil lines to create your diamond.  Score from top point to bottom point down center.  If you want that really glittery look, then you can do it like I did.  But I"m not resposible for any hair loss you may have along the way as I promise, you may want to pull it out, teehee.  But there is an easier way I'll share in a few minutes.  Wipe the cream diamond with an Embossing Magic or dryer sheet.  Stamp the decorative image on the diamond with a Glue Pad (Tsukineko), VersaMark may work, not sure.  Sprinkle with glitter.  It was a brilliant plan up until now!  Ha!    The glue pad doesn't completely hold the glitter and at this point it can be easily rubbed off.  So very carefully use a very fine brush to pick up any unwanted glitter, hopefully there is not much if you used Embossing Magic or your dryer sheet.  To fix the glitter in place spray it with a clear matte finish spray (Krylon).  But wait, one coat want do ...  I think I ended up with 3, making sure to let it dry in between coats.  I'm sorry there was just NO substitute embossing powder that gave me that glittery gold look I wanted.  And it matched my Champagne Stickles perfectly.   And for an easier method, just use VersaMagic and gold embossing powder.  After your 4 diamonds are dry, fold along the score line.  Adhere 2 at a time so that you now have 2 pairs.  Use a white tacky glue for this.  Measure and cut your gold cording.  You want to leave it looped at the top as your hanger or so you can attach a metal hanger, and leave lots extra coming out the bottom.  So tie off a loop at one end leaving the 2 tails hanging down.  Add tacky glue down the inside center of one side and all over the back side.  Glue the 2 side together.  You should now have the 2 gold tails haning out the bottom.  After it is dry, add beads.  Make sure you buy beads with holes big enough to thread the 2 pieces of the gold cording.  Tie a knot at the bottom of the beads to hold them in place.  Leave a little tail to adhere your image to.  Stamp the dove, trim, outline with 2-Way glue pen and sprinkle with gold glitter.  After it is dry, adhere to tail you left hanging below the beads.  When adhering actually hang the ornament, so you can get it adhered right where you want it.  Adhere Stickles around the edges.
I should have taken photo's.  The next ornament I post is similar and I will post step by step photo's with that one.

Project Details Holly Angel Card
Stamps : Layers of Color "Holly Angel" and "Sentimental Banners"
Copic Markers
Pink cardstock
Vellum with white snow flakes - unknown
Ribbon - Offray double sided white satin ribbon
Deckled Scissors - Fiskars
Adhere front of A2 card to a larger peice of white cardstock.  Trim around edges with deckled scissors.  Trim pink cardstock and patterned vellum slightly smaller, wrap with white ribbon, tie bow and adhere to card front.  Adhere doily. Stamp angel and banner.  Color with Copic Markers.  Apply glue with 2-Way glue pen to wings, avoiding black lines as much as possible.  Sprinkle with glittern.  Use a tooth pick or paper poker to remove unwanted glitter over stamp lines.  After dried, adhere angel and banner to card front.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 12, 2011

5 Star Ornament Tutorial

Good Morning Paper Crafters.  I have had so much fun creating projects with the Layers of Colors upcoming Christmas new release sets.  I ended up making several ornaments.  The first one is a 3-D 5 star ornament.  You make four folds and one cut.  I have included a photo tutorial that I hope will make it easy for you to create these as well.  If you do decide to create one, I'd love to see yours  ... just leave me a comment with a link.  I'm not sure when I will be posting them yet, but I have 4 more ornaments to share as well as a stocking gift card holder tutorial coming up ..... stay tuned!

AND ....  don't forget to join us Monday Sept 19th for the New Release Blog Hop where you will have the opportunity to win free stamps.  Want to see more new releases??  Check out the other LOC DT blogs ....  see the list and links in my side bar!

****  I did not create this template.  It is an origami technique that probably goes waaayyyyy back and who knows who created it.  I just want anyone to think I did.  I just wanted to create a tutorial to share with my readers ****


Project Details 
Stamps : Angelic art stamp set
patterned paper
Spellbinders : Classic Scalloped Circles Small
Grand Calibur
Glitter Glue : Glitz Stickles Champagne

Create 5 star ornament with patterned paper.  Ink peaks and valleys.  Cut scalloped circle using Spellbinders Scalloped Circles Small and Grand Calibur.  Stamp angel, color, and trim.  Adhere to scalloped circle and then adhere to ornament center.   Apply stickles around edges of the star and around edges of scalloped circle.  Create a small hole at top and string with gold cording.



Fold #1
Start with a 6x6 piece of paper.  Fold it in half.

Fold #2
Fold "Corner A" over to "B".  "B" is 1" down from top.

This is how it should look after you have made the fold.

Fold #3

Fold #4
This is what it looks like after Fold #3.  The dashed line shows you where Fold #4 will be.  Make the fold to match up "D" with "E".

This is what it looks like after you do Fold #4

Make the cut as shown.

Trash the top half and begin unfolding your star.

You will have to reverse some of the fold lines.  I reversed my valley fold lines upward so I could ink them, then pushed them back down.  Ink the top folds as well.  I used patterned paper to create mine.  You will not be able to complete all the folds with thick cardstock. 

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