Christmas card making season is upon us, Crafters! Are you ready? I have not yet decided on a card design to use this year, but hopefully you are not experiencing this same situation. In remembering Christmases of my past, I think about a tree topper that my family used for many a year. The topper was of an angel, it was electric and had the fibers around it that would glow with addition of a lightbulb from inside. This is totally 60’s style and I completely was in love with it. She was my favorite part of our tree.
The image of the Christmas Angel, bringing the good news of Christ born to the world, reminds me of this angel so I decided to make her look how I remembered our angel. Sparkly dress, classic blond hair and the most glittery wings I remember seeing were how I planned the design. I decided to make a single layer card that could carry off this large image so I used a card base that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (standard US card base size) made from Bristol paper. Bristol paper is rather thick and can easily handle fluids. I started out by stamping the images in Versamark sticky ink, then heat embossing them with silver embossing powder and my heat tool. The embossing will hold the fluid inside the segments and make it easy and quick to color.
To color the images, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (I have the 48 pack set). The colors I used are included in this set. Watercoloring is easy with the combo of this paper and the markers, because the chemical reaction between the two, with the addition of water, works well. I brush on color from the Zig then use a water brush to spread the color inside the desired area. For lighter coloring simply use more water from the water brush. The wings are coated with liquid glue and then I added glitter and I used silver glitter glue on her dress. For specific supplies, please see the list below.
I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below…
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my page today. If you like the look of hand colored cards, then this design may be right up your alley. Stay tuned for more Christmas cards coming soon. Let’s make it together.
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As Demonstrators prepare for OnStage in November, we will all be busily making “swap” cards. For those unable to go to OnStage, they do not get to experience the swap on a large scale. If you would like to participate in an “Across the Miles Swap”, please contact me to sign up. Here is how it will work: You will need to sign up to participate by November 15th. Once we close off the sign up date, I will contact you to let you know how many cards to make for swap. You will get back as many as you send in. If you want to swap one card, then sign up to send in one card. If you want to swap with all particiants, I will let you know how many to make and that’s how many you will send in and get back. This is a great way to share your work with others and to see what everyone else is doing. I do not anticipate this swap to go too big but if it does then I will break us into groups so as not to have everyone make a ton of cards. Are you ready to join the swap? You have until Nov 15th to sign up. Let’s make it together!
Are you interested in purchasing one of the finished cards I have featured on a blog post? Visit my Etsy shop at www.jennystampsup.etsy.com for a small selection. If the card you are looking for is not there, drop me a note and I will place it in the shop for you. -Jenny xoxo