Crumb Cake with Angels of Peace & For Unto Us
I was planning to make a fancy fold that I had recently seen and started with water-colouring some panels to use as background pieces. However, when layering them as they would look in the fancy fold I wasn't convinced that it worked well so ended up in a completely different direction, creating 2 more simple cards.
The card inner is simple too, with the angel from the Angels of Peace stamps partially stamped on a piece of Basic White card-stock in Petal Pink ink and the words that continue from the front sentiment, (ie a Christmas carol "Hark the Herald Angels sing, Glory to the new born King") were stamped in Crumb Cake ink. I made a custom sized envelope to suit the small slimline card using some retired Designer Series Paper. Creating your own envelopes with retired DSP is a great way to use your stash of DSP and the envelopes always look great.
The larger angel from the Angels of Peace stamp set was stamped on a seperate piece of Basic White card-stock in stamped off Crumb Cake ink. The angel was coloured with Stampin' Blends, ie Crumb Cake & Petal Pink combos and Ivory & the Colour Lifter. She was fussy cut. A label was die cut from Basic White card-stock using one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
The white label was positioned with Dimensionals and the Angel was added with another layer of Dimensionals. I do so love the effect of the added depth provided by Dimensionals and given my restraint in not added them to the background layers, I felt I could go a little wild with the focal elements. A sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on Crumb Cake card-stock and trimmed to only use the first line of the sentiment. The sentiment was layered on the label with Dimensionals as well. Some beautiful Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added as the finishing touch. They added that little shimmer and the colour seemed to match perfectly.
The card inner and envelope was similar to the first card apart from the sentiment. The same sentiment as was used on the front was stamped in Crumb Cake and the piece of the sentiment that wasn't used on the front of the card was layered over the stamped words.
I had fun playing with water-colour and creating these cards to share. I will need to make the fancy fold with something different so I can try it out. If it works, it may even turn up in a week or two featuring another of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful colours.
There is more Crumb Cake creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a very special person and friend, Sharon Davern. I am looking forward to checking out Sharon's creation and everyone else's. I. do love seeing everyones projects - so many ideas and great creations
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Crushed Curry; and don't forget the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop is launched every Monday evening at 8pm AEST until mid-December.