Oh my gosh,
I can't believe how fast time is going by. I am telling you now I think the summer heat is effecting my brain! I realized today that I forgot to post my July Give Away. I believe when school let out for summer so did my brain!! : ( So I posting the Give Away soon. But today we have another reason to Celebrate.
We are Celebrating
Christmas In July for 2 Days
There are some fantastic creations from the DT that will surely get you in the mood to create those Christmas Cards for family and friends. :D
I received the new image Hark the Angel and I am telling you she is a wonderful image to work with, I absolutely adore her. I wanted her to stand out so I didn't add a lot of glitter or bling. I did layer her, she has a 3D look to her head piece and wings with some glossy accents.
So here is my card -
Here's a couple of close up shots to see the layers and glossy accents
Inside of the card - fussy cut a poinsettia and have stickles in the middle.
Back of the card has the other side of the tag from the G45 Christmas collection
I couldn't cover it up, way to pretty. : )
Do you like the frame on this? I knew I wanted a frame for this card so i checked my cricut cartridges and found French Manor had this beautiful frame. Love it! it really cut out nicely and love the detailing on it. I cut two the size 5.75 and the top layer is 5.50 if you have this cartiridge it's French Manor, page 63. On the top layer of the frame I used my stylus to create a embossed look to portions of the frame. Take your stylus, and in a circular motion pressing down rub your stylus along the edges of the frame this will cause the paper to start curling or indent. Just continue where you want to emboss/indent your paper. If you need me to I will do a tutorial on this technique. I really like it and gives the paper a really nice look after your finished.
I did fussy cut a couple of the holly, poinsettias and bird as well as Hark's head piece and wings (2x). I colored the wings with Faber Castell white Pitt artist pen, first went over the wing lines with C-3 then colored it with the white pen then used glossy accents on top.
Stamp - Crafty Sentiments - Hark the Angel
Paper - G45 Twelve Days Of Christmas; Recollections - Deep Red; EchoPark-Reflections Christmas Kit by Lori Witlock ( this paper is behind the Hark the Angel)
Ink - TH Distress Inks and pens - fired brick, forest moss; Copics - R27, R29, RV29, E000, E00, E21, E31, E35, E37, E57, G05, YG63, Y02, Y08, Y15, Y17, Y38, YR68, C-2, C-3; Sharpie Ultra Fine Point used on shoes.
Accessories - Glossy Accents, Cricut - French Manor, Pop Dots (layered 2x)
Outlawz Tuesay Color Challenge - Color Challenge with a Twist - Joyous July make it Christmas (choose 3 colors)
Please join us at the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog for the Christmas Preview today and tomorrow take a look at the wonderful makes from the Team mates. :D
I am so inspired I plan on getting some of the Christmas cards started, hope you were inspired as well. :D
Thank you for stopping by and Have a great day. :D