Monday, April 6, 2015

Believe in Angels

It's time for another challenge at Merry Monday and I can't
believe I have the honor of being guest designer again! 
I want to say a huge THANK YOU to the ladies for giving me
this opportunity.

The challenge this week is to use an angel or cherubs.



I knew instantly that I wanted to use this angel, (it's the only one I own) emboss it in gold, and combine it with the Believe greeting from 
Casu-ual Fridays.
The rest of the card took a bit of time and a few twist and turns 
along the way before I settled on this.


For the gold edging I pressed the edges into the versamark pad
and then added gold embossing powder. I know there's a name
for this and it's right on the tip of my tongue but for the life of me I
can't remember it. It'll come to me eventually.

Originally I had a few more layers and embellishments on this but
it took away from the angel so I scaled it back and decided to add a
'pop' of color with the cherry cobbler petals. GILDING - that's what it's 
called - the edging - I knew it would come to me. 

Make sure you head on over to the Merry Monday blog and check
out all the cards.


supplies:
all from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, Neenah solar white 100 lb
dsp: sweet sorbet
stamp set: Christmas Angel with Harp (PSX), Christmas Carols (CAS-ual Fridays)
ink: versamark
embossing powder: gold
big shot: woodgrain EF, 4 petals die (CAS-ual Fridays),
             lg & sm stitched rectangle stackabes (lawn fawn)
basic pearls


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!
               



14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Susan! Love the gold embossing and your pretty angel image! Thank you for being our Guest Designer this week! :)

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  2. This is beautiful Susan, love the pop of colour. Carol x

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  3. Very pretty card, Susan! I love the gold embossing with the red poinsettia's! Great job. So awesome having you as Guest Designer this week too! Hugs!

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  4. This is such a pretty angel, Susan! I love how you've gilded the edges! Thanks so much for joining our Design Team this week!

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  5. This is such a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for joining us as GD this week!

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  6. Nice to have you as our guest again this week at Merry Monday. The addition of the tiny flowers really pop against the other layers and colors!

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  7. Beautiful card. I love how the gold embossing and red pop. And I learnt something new today "gliding"

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  8. Beautiful - loving those colours!!!

    Deanne :)

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  9. Pretty card! And congrats on being a guest designer!

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  10. So great to have you as our Guest Designer! Such a lovely gold angel!!

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  11. So pretty, glad you could join us as Guest Designer this week.

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  12. Congrats on being a GD at Merry Monday. I love your pretty angel and your lovely card. The pop of red with the cute little flowers is perfect.

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  13. Congrats on the GD spot! Beautiful angel which you've showcased perfectly!

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