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.

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!


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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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!

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

  8. Beautiful - loving those colours!!!

    Deanne :)

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

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

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

  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.

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