Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wishing You Glad Tidings.......

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with another card for Jo's Christmas Kickstart - Festive Things with Wings theme. What thing with wings is more festive at Christmas than an angel????

As you might recall, I try to use neglected supplies in my stash for Jo's challenges. I knew I wanted to use this gorgeous Hero Arts image that had been lonely in my stash, but wasn't sure exactly HOW I wanted to use it. Finally I stamped it out on black cardstock, heat embossed it with gold powder, and painted it with shimmering watercolors. I think they give a lovely translucent ephemeral look....just right for an angel. (I

The next part was a bit tricky because I actually fussy cut it!!! lol.... Fussy cutting drives me batty, but I soldiered on. :) For my background I decided to get out my long-neglected embossing paste and stenciled a starry sky. I have only used my embossing paste maybe twice before....but it was easy and fun. You might see it again soon!

I loved the textured and stenciled stars, but it seemed like it needed something else. Clouds, maybe???? Since my angel almost looks like she is on vellum, I decided to diecut some vellum clouds and see what I thought. I knew the stars would show through them, but I thought it might look arty. Turns out I really like the effect. What do you think???

Do you struggle with attaching vellum?  I folded the clouds over the edge of the cardstock when I could, but I still had a few places that needed to be tacked down.  I like my Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner for Vellum but sometimes it still shows.  So I took the end of a stylus and got a bit of the glue from the EZ Runner and placed it on a star and pressed the cloud down to stick.  That worked really well and it blends with the natural variations of the stars so you never notice it.

Supplies used include:
Hero Arts - Heavenly Angel stamp
Versamark Ink
Gold embossing powder
Cardz-TV - Glad Tidings stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Big Bang Classic Star Creative Screenings
Dreamweaver- Embossing Paste
Lil' Inker - Rainbows and Clouds
Vellum from my stash
Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner for Vellum
DCWV Gold Glitter Cardstock
Core'dinations/Darice Black Cardstock

Hope you enjoyed my card. I really love how this turned out. I think it is my favorite of my Christmas in July cards this year. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #15 - Festive Things with Wings
2. Papercraft Challenge #20 - AG with opt Up in the Air (My angel is up in the air!)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
4. TCP Tuesday Challenge #359 - Christmas in July
5. A Blog Named Hero - Christmas in July


  1. Oh, I love this. What a gorgeous angel and yes, she does look like she is on vellum. Thanks for joining the Christmas Kickstart challenge. Hugz

  2. What a beautiful card! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  3. Fabulous--love the stenciled stars and the use of vellum.

  4. Wow wow wow!! I love everything about this card...and your method of adhering the vellum clouds will join my own bag of tricks from here on. The vellum looks wonderful over your starry sky and that angel is gorgeous. Believe it or not, I still haven't gotten any embossing that will have to be next on my list.

  5. Wow!! Amazing card, full of interesting details!! Love the gold angel and those vellum clouds!!

  6. Wow and double wow! What an amazing card, Janis - you certainly have the touch with vellum. Thanks so much for playing along with The Christmas Kickstart Challenge again, your card collection must be growing nicely! Jo x

  7. this really is gorgeous, Janis - and very clever idea on getting the vellum adhered - thanks for sharing with us at A Blog Named Hero challenge! Betty, FB Design Team

  8. Such a beautiful angel card. Love that you used vellum for him. Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero. Mateja M


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