Angel of a Christmas Card
by Stacy Nelson
When Stacy first sent me an email and said she
used beads from Eclectic Etc. in her
stamping creations, I was interested...when a gorgeous card arrived a few
weeks later decorated with our beads I was floored! This is one of
the most beautiful cards I have ever seen and I'm delighted Stacy wanted
to share it with all of us!
1. Score dark blue cardstock and fold in half. Cut to a card size of 5.5" square.
2. Using black pigment ink pad, stamp tiny stars in a random pattern. Emboss with silver embossing powder, spray with glitter mist and let dry.
3. On lt. blue metallic cardstock, stamp angles with ink pad and emboss with black embossing powder. Cut this out leaving a border.
4. Layer a piece of leftover dark blue cardstock underneath and trim to leave a border. Do the same with the silver foil paper so they are all graduated in size. Glue all pieces together.
5. Using handmade blue paper, tear a piece to leave some edges showing behind the above.
6. Using your textured (or the same) silver foil paper, cut two small rectangles the same length as the stamped image but 1" long. Glue these to top and bottom of layered art (see picture for placement).
7. Along the bottom edge, run the ink pad along and emboss with blue pearl embossing powder.
8. Add a ribbon around the entire front to come to the side and make a bow. Add wire and other metallic ribbons into the knot so they hang down. Add beads to the wire and coil slightly to the bottom for keeping them in place.
9. Mail off to a friend!
Paper snow globes are easy to make and add a Winter feeling to any room they're hung in!
Start out with a large white circle and glue on a smaller light blue circle.
To make the stand, fold a small piece of brown paper in half and cut a design into it. When you open it up, it should be the same on both sides!
Next, glue your stand to your snow globe and get ready to decorate!
For our example, we used wallpaper and construction paper scraps in a variety of colors. The snow was made using a paper hole puncher and details on the stand and persons face were added with markers.