My grandparents had a wooden hand-made manger set and the figures were made out of chalk. There was an angel at the top of the manger. The other pieces broke over the years. But the angel remained in tack and I have it hanging in my house year round. It is a constant reminder to me of their love for family and how traditions are important.
The Herald Angels (SS-0347) stamp set reminds me of the angel from their manger. I hope you enjoy my creation.
I used an acrylic block and added a small puddle of our Lovely Blue (IP-0134) Liquid Color and diluted it with water by using our Media Mister (TO-0121). Then using the Small Dauber Dowel (TO-0137), I applied it to a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock. I wanted to give it a cloud/sky effect. After that dried, I inked up the Vintage Notes (SS-0303) stamp set in Oatmeal Cookie (IP-0011) ink. I embossed the sentiments by mixing Black (IP-0099) and Silver (IP-0100) embossing powder together. I added some Sparkle (IP-0126) and Silver Silk (IP-0090) as well.
On another piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock, I embossed the angels using Silver (IP-0100) embossing powder. [I love how our embossing powder really shows the details of this stamp set]. Using the same Lovely Blue Liquid Color (IP-0134) and water combination, I added some Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to it and then colored the angel using a Small Blending Brush (TO-0097). I made sure to make the wings lighter than their gown.
Using the Color Burst pencils (JM-0077) I colored in the arms, face and hair of the angel.
I cut out the angels using our Detail Shears (TO-0063) [there is a die for the set but I was just in the mood to fussy cut, so I did]. The angels were then popped up on the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0085) [glad I stocked up on those from the Black Friday sale].
The Whip Cream card front was adhered to a piece of Mirror Silver (CS-0137) paper before being adhered to a Denim Days (CS-0082) card base.
I added some Fashion Silver (AC-0293) to finish off the card.
Reminder that our Embossing Essentials Bundle is part of the 12 Days of Deals only available on December 16, 2017.
May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.