Saturday, December 31, 2016

Paper Sweeties - Whimsical Angels

For a change of style from the last few posts, I made something whimsical.  While I more or less had a design in mind, this evolved as I played.  The cloud background was created with pan pastels and some cloud stencils.   I wanted to use the Crafty Tree die cut left over from another card. The angel on the right came from a stamp and die set by Paper Sweeties which I believe may have been retired.  I stamped, die cut and colored the angel on the right.  The stamp set only came with one angel but I wanted two on opposite sides to hold a banner with the stamped sentiment.  I tried a technique new to me; stamped the angel on a mirror photopolymer stamp, then stamped the mirror image on card stock.  It did not turn out very crisp.  To remedy that, I used  a black Copic multiliner and filled in the outline.  Then I colored the mirror angel with one of my Christmas presents - Chameleon Color Tones alcohol markers.  Love their fine tips and ability to create multiple shades with one pen.  I am still getting used to them.  I cut the arms of the angels with an Xacto knife, then popped left angel with foam tape and tucked the banner under their arms; secured with a dab of Ultimate glue.  Adhered the right angel after I positioned the banner where I wanted it.

The fences are from one of my favorite and first Paper Sweeties purchases Home Tweet Home.  I die cut them out of cherry wood and foam taped them onto the hilly slope.  Added leafy garlands and Paper Sweeties' signature flower sequins for embellishments.  Also gave the banner and angels' wings a hint of glitter with Clear wink of Stella.

Supplies used:
Paper Sweeties Christmas Angel and Wreath stamps and Sweet Cuts sets
Paper Sweeties Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts
Paper Sweeties Christmas sequins
Poppystamps Crafty Tree Background die Style 1075
MFT Hit the Slopes die
Poppystamps Leafy Garland die Style 1090
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border die (for creating cloud stencils)
Paper Smooches Mirror Photopolymer stamps
Copic multiliner 0.3m
Chameleon Colors Tones RD5, RD4, GR4, GR2, OL3, NU0, NU1,PK2, CG8
Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen  - Clear
MFT Hybrid ink pad - Black Licorice
Versafine Pigment ink pad - Onyx Black
PanPastel - 560.8 Phthalo Blue Tint
Ultimate Glue


  1. Oh my Ann, this card is just beautiful!! I love how you made the curved sentiment banner and it is so brightly colored ... just LOVE it!


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