I’m sharing a CAS Christmas card today featuring Angel 2, a stencil from Nellie Snellen.
Over at Winter Wonderland they are running a tribute challenge for Eileen, the founder of the challenge who sadly passed away recently. Given this is a tribute challenge I thought it would be fitting to make a Christmas card featuring an angel, something CAS but elegant in mostly white.
I’ve had the stencil for some time, it’s a metal one so embossed nicely. I ran it through my Crossover and then rubbed embossing ink over the raised bits (with the stencil still in place) and then sprinkled on my Fran-tage. After heat setting the Fran-tage I painted the debossed sections with Twinkling H2Os to complete the angel and give her a lovely heavenly shine. The embossed image and Fran-tage add two kinds of dimension to my card, the Bitty Gems a third so I am entering it in the current ABC Christmas challenge using the D is for Dimension option.
The layout of my card follows the current sketch at Less is More. I took some liberties with the size of the circular element (swapped out for the angel). Despite my seemingly endless supply of Christmas stamps I didn’t actually have a one word sentiment, which I thought this card needed so I printed the ‘Noel’ and then doused it in clear embossing powder to give it some dimension and shine. I added in the three lines with Bitty Gems and tied it together with the angel by placing some in her halo.
A final framing with gold metallic cardstock for a simple and elegant card that looks beautiful in real life but was a nightmare to try and photograph! The Twinkling H2Os looking more like a water stain than the shimmery ever so pale gold colour it really is.
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Nellie Snellen Stencil Christmas in Jugendstil ~ 500000/2172 Angel 2 (retired)
Close To My Heart ~ Bitty Gems
Inks & Paints etc
Twinkling H2Os ~ Pearl Gold
Core’dinations Kraft Core Tim Holtz Collection Metallics ~ Gold
White Cardstock from stash
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