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Monday, 15 May 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #10- Christmas Carol

Hi folks, and this 10th challenge of the year is set by Christine. My apologies for being a day late, we had an impromptu day out at the RHS Spring Show at Malvern on Saturday, and boy were my legs and back feeling it yesterday.
I've definitely got one carol on here- Jingle Bells is printed on the backing paper- and I remember reading somewhere that the music background for the Rubber Stampede Angel Chorus Collage stamp is 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing,' so it *may* be two!
 I stamped the image twice, once on white card, and once on vellum, using Brilliance Pearlescent Blue Pigment ink, and heat set with clear EP.
 The white card image was matted onto gold cardstock, then I added a little colour on the reverse of the vellum. Next, I gently tore around the two angels on the vellum, and attached them over the angels on the card. I saw this done in a magazine, many years ago, which was what prompted me to buy the stamp.
 The backing paper is from a Christmas Paper Pad from years ago, and wasn't quite wide enough for my card base, so I filled the edges with some glitter and snowflake peeloff borders.
 I mounted the image at an angle, added some flourishes in the same gold card as the matt. A few white flowers, and a Poinsettia finished it off.

A second version is matted onto an old Kay & Co backing paper, a really thick, embossed vellum.

 You can find the links to see all the other ladies cards at The Christmas Card Club.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

I couldn't see enough of the music to confirm it is Hark the Herald....not sure it is! Lovely card though 😍
LLJ xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

This is lovely Shaz. I love the vellum angels! Hope you have recovered from your trip to Malvern. You need to take care of yourself!! Christine xx

dutchess said...

What a stunning stamp Shaz and stamped onto music paper...inspired!....loving the card xxxx

Andrea said...

Great card Shaz, I love the colour scheme and beautiful die cuts and flowers. what a neat technique with the vellum. I hope you feel a bit better soon after your day out, take care of yourself. Crafty hugs Andrea x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shaz
Stunning card Love those swirls. Fabulous.
Hope you are keeping well
Hugs Sylvie xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous cards Shaz, love how you've stamped the angels on vellum - such a great idea. Lovely framing with the gold flourish too.
Avril xx

misteejay said...

Beautiful cards Shaz.
Toni xx

Rita said...

What a beautiful and elegant card Shaz. Love that anger. Hope your well dear. Hugs Rita xxx

Cara said...

Two stunning cards. Hope the weather was good for your jolly out. Cara x

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful card Shaz. That poinsettia really makes the whole card 'pop'. Zx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous Shaz... love them both indeed, just popped over to see if news the realised I'm a week early... der...
I wondered what swirl and poinsettia die you used.. guessing meybe tattered lace for poinsettia???
Hugs and many prayers for mercies for you yet to come, dear Shaz, each day.
Shaz in Oz.x

Mrs A. said...

The vellum angel looks great on your card and the music stamp is just perfect for the challenge. sorry to be so late on stopping by. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Shaz,trying to catch up with the CCC commenting after my holiday, here I am at last. Your cards are just lovely with that grgeous image, both beautifully designed too,hope all is well with you, Kate x

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