Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pet Christmas Angel

This was the first stamp I ever bought from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. They have a whole collection of named angels and this one is Delia Angel. The challenge this week is to add silver to your card. I added my silver by using a silver glitter cardstock to mat this angelic image.

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 I also used a silver metallic pen on the flecks of Delia's dress.

I've been on a Christmas mini album making binge of late, so I had all these holiday scraps. I layered some strips up to mat one side of this card and I embossed the other side with a CTMH Quarterfoil embossing folder.
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I have to admit, this stamp image is quite large and there are a lot of things to colour, so I haven't used it as much as I thought I would.  Enter: Watercolouring!  I actually found it much faster to watercolour this image than to use my alchohol markers.  The key was to first emboss the image. Once I embossed it, I didn't have to wait for sections to dry and the raised embossing acted like a little fence for the water. Fantastic! I used my Tombow Dual Brush tip water colour markers. I also used a larger card: 4.5 x 6 inches.

Some of my other favourite High Hopes Stamps angels include Kathy Quilting Angel and Charity Winter Angel but they have several more.

I hope you'll join in the challenges over at the High Hopes Stamps blog!


  1. Gorgeous card Lisa, what a great way to use up your scraps! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week at High Hopes :)

  2. Just popping over from 2Peas Refugees - gorgeous cards!

  3. Your card is so sweet as is this image..so cute.
    I like the add of sparkle from the silver.


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