I’m still racing to catch up after being poorly – and although I made this one last week, I couldn’t post it until I’d given it to my My Hermes delivery lady, and since it’s now in her possession, I can now share photo’s of it!
As were all my Christmas cards this year, I made this on a 6×6″ base card with a high gsm, so that it would take the weight of the embellishments and papers I wanted to use.
I began by searching for an Angel image that I loved, and then, once found, (image above – isn’t she just beautiful?), it was simply a case of seeking out some vintage sheet music which partnered her, and I couldn’t have found anything more perfect than “Hark I Hear the Angels Calling” – which I resized and printed out. (It’s a royalty free image – as is the Angel).
I used some vintage type paper on the outside of the card, in sort of muted shades which I knew would sit nicely in the background, and attached some cotton lace to the top and bottom of the card.
After printing out the Angel, I matted and layered the image onto two shades of blue linen effect card and attached it to the background using some dimensional tape. The sheet music, I rolled and then curved it so that it sat ‘naturally’ and adhered it in place.
I added a fancy, bright silver metal corner, some faux miniature holly and berries, a white Christmas rose and a deep burgundy smaller rose, a previously gilded miniature frame, and a length of pearls – which trailed around the card, in and out of the music, around the roses and under and over the holly. I added a little glitter here and there and the front was complete.
I’m not going to bore you to tears with how I did the inside of the card … instead, I’ll just show you what I did – because you’re all super intelligent beings, with brains far bigger than mine and you’ll be able to see what I did – so here goes:
The Bauble ↑ is a stamped image. – adorned with gems to make it look pretty.
“Oh!” I hear you say . . . “.. what is that on the inside front of the card?” ….
Ha! Who’da guessed! It’s a Christmas Stocking! (in the same shades of blue as the Angels Wings! …. see, … I do [sometimes] plan these things! lol)
I had to make it a little box as it was too chubby for an envelope!
Some close up details:
A ‘gem’ in the same colour as the deeper shades in the Angels Wings – I ‘glittered’ the gem to add opulence to it. A wooden lock – which I gilded. A miniature silver metal key which I did a little twinkling job on and made it shine like it was gold.
The frame around the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment – I only partially gilded, as I wanted it to look distressed.
I believe … do you? A metal charm which I kind of beat up a little to make it look aged, and then added a little verdigris twinkle around the edge to just take it up a notch.
And that’s this card done, delivered to my wonderful My Hermes delivery lady, and shared with you!
I’m back in my craft room tomorrow because I’m STILL trying to catch up! But … I won’t bore the pants off you with anything I produce after mid-day! LOL.
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve all. May peace rest upon your homes today and stay with you all throughout Christmas.
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