Monday, October 13, 2008

Holly Angel

I fell in love with the Adriana Cirstea Angels when I saw them posted on the American Stamps blog. So I ordered 5 for now. (Smile) The owner was kind enough to let me purchase them unmounted with repositionable cling. Tooooo sweet! Thank you again if I should be so lucky you read this.

The image above was stamped on white cardstock.. The effects for the holly leaf were done with Twinks Solar Gold that matches the ink used to stamp the image. Then the image was painted. Red rhinestones were added to the leaf and the lower hem portion of the gown. The edges were rounded with a punch. The edges were sponged with dye ink for effect. It was mounted on green cardstock. An Ex-acto knife was used to cut around the leaf. It was lifted for effect with a piece of a pop dot. The slots were punched for the ribbon.

The background was embossed and painted with twinks on the raised portion. The corners were rounded. The edges were sponged with dye ink. Rhinestones and glitter glue were added intermittently on the Holly Berries. Then it was mounted on the Green cardstock. The leftover corners from the punched areas were mounted to the corners.

The ribbon was mounted though slots on the main image and then attached on the back of the Green background. The knots were then tied. A Snowflake charm was attached with a glue dot and a Red rhinestone was added in the middle. I know the rhinestone on the snowflake is crooked here and it has been corrected. Ha!

The inside left of the card (folded white cardstock) was put thorough the Cuttlebug with the background image. Then it was taken out and the whole card was laid under the closed folder and it was put though again to flatten the embossed image. It is just there faintly enough to see all of the image. You could still write on it if you chose. I did the envelope lower left corner the same way. A really wonderful look.

Supplies:
Image:
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock 4.25X5.5" and 5.5"X8.5" folded
Unknown Green cardstock
American Art Stamps: Adriana Cirstea - Angel With Palm (Unmounted with Cling)
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Niji Waterbrush
Twinkling H2O's - Iridescent Gold, Mallard Green, Garnet, Warm Pecan
Stampin' Up Classic Forest Foliage and Garden Green
Sponge

Background:
Curious Ice Gold Cover Cardstock
Twinkling H2O's - Mallard Green, Garnet, Warm Pecan
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Holly
Stampin' Up Classic Forest Foliage/retired and Garden Green
Sponge
Unknown Green cardstock

Embellishments:
Stickles Diamond (Wings) and Garnet (Holly Berries) glitter glue
Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements Red Rhinestones, Mini, Small, Medium

Fancifuls Inc. Brass Snowflake
Stampin' Up Red Organdy Ribbon (eons old) almost vintage

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share....and thank you all so much for your wonderful compliments.

 

 Shirley

 

30 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my just beautiful, I love all your details, love your ribbon, did I tell you I love this. Awesome work.

The Country Rose said...

My goodness! This is just beautiful and what a lovely angel!

Barb

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, the glitter on the wings is so pretty :)

Phree said...

What a lovely fresh card, I can see why you love that angel stamp, it's such a clean elegant image.

Phree said...

Hi Shirley, and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. You asked about the leaf die on my Cuttlebug card. It's a Cuttlebug die and co-ordinating embossing folder that you comes as a set. I am quite a new owner of a cuttlebug and the leaf was an impulse buy - ok it was a nawty buy snuck onto an order when hubby was not around - but anyhow from the comments I have receved on the blog I now understand that it is a new design from Cuttlebug, so you may not have seen it yet. It does seem to be pretty widely available here in the UK - I guess if you have a favorite seller of Cuttlebug stuff in the USA they will probably have stock.

Lyn S said...

She is a beautiful angel Shirley, and I love the card you created using her!

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Shirley. Gets me right in the mood for Christmas!

Beth said...

Oh Wow Shirley what a beautiful card the detailing is exquisite love how you added the ribbon and the coloring on the embossed area's is perfect great job GF

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! I love those shimmery wings!

Christine (Craftling) said...

Ooh, Shirley!!!! Very pretty, and I LOVE that angel! :o)

Chris xx

Carolyn King said...

ohhh so pretty! i love that angel image! GREAT card!

Cheryl said...

Shirley you did an awesome job with this. I love the way you put the ribbon on there. Too very cool. Just love the whole effect you have on the card.

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

Wow! This is so pretty! You did a great job on this...

Deb Neerman said...

Soooooooo pretty, Shirley!

Ann said...

Shirley, this is SO lovely! The sparkly angel wings, the painted bg, the ribbon--really gorgeous work!

Вера Храмова said...

Ширли, великолепно!

stampqueen said...

Very pretty card - I love their Angels too!!! Love how you used the cuttlebug and the idea to flatten it back out again for the inside!!

Julia Aston said...

I love how you colored your cuttled bg on this Shirley! Lovely angel!

Etha said...

what a beautiful angel image!! love what you've done with her, great ribbon treatment!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful peaceful image! Love the way you added dimension with the leaf and cuttlebug. Fabulous work Shirley!

Tammi said...

This is such a lovely card! I really like the way you did the ribbon!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

So so beautiful! I too adore these angel stamps...they are so simple yet so elegant!

Ret said...

Shirley this is just beautiful. Your added touches add to the beauty. Very nice, as always!

Shelly said...

I love your ribbon treatment and the angel is just gorgeous Shirley!

Beth Norman said...

I agree with you--it is a lovely image. You created a wonderful card with it.

Mothermark said...

I bet this card is so gorgeous in real life! The gold touches are wonderful! I don't blame you for *needing* those stamps! Snort!

Donna said...

Beautiful, Shirley! You always add the most creative details to your cards. And now I'm off to check out those stamps. I think I "need" some new ones, LOL!

Vicki said...

This is so gorgeous!! :) Love those wings on the angel!! So beautifully colored in!! TFS!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

She's so lovely! Your colouring is SO pretty & that glitter: awesome! Love the angular ribbon & the red dots on the holly. :O)

Elena said...

Shirley! This card is so precious! The stamp is so beautiful! I really love how much you put in your card, all your detailed work! The idea with ribbon is so creative!

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