Christmas is a time when I will only make cards that reflect on the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. He is my source of peace, hope and joy!
I had the idea for this card in my mind for a while, but when it came time to creating it, things didn't work as I had planned. So, I spent a lot of time in trial-and-error until I came up with the final card! Here's how I did it:
The angel was made by inking Hero Arts Starburst Lace with Versamark and stamping onto white cardstock and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. The circle of lace was then cut into 3 pieces to create the body and wings of the angel. I then distress inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink, inking heavier on the edges. I stamped the center of Starburst Lace stamp a second time to make the head of the angel.
The "swirly" background was made by inking Hero Arts Florentine Pattern with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink misted with Perfect Pearls Mists (in the Perfect Pearl color) and stamped onto white cardstock. The angel was then adhered to this background with 3D foam squares.
The center Nativity scene stamp was inked with Versamark and stamped onto vellum, then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then distress inked the edges of the vellum with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. This was adhered to the card using very small dots of Glossy Accents.
The solid blue background of the card was made by heavily swiping the Chipped Sapphire ink pad over white cardstock, then misted with Perfect Pearls Mist.
Finally, the sentiment stamp was inked with Versamark, stamped on a vellum strip and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
My prayer for everyone during this holiday season, is that all would experience the love of Jesus Christ in their lives and that He would remain in the center of all our activities and celebrations!