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Let Heaven and Angels Sing!

Oct 22, 2021 Emily Midgett

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today for some super feminine angelic inspiration using a few of the beautiful new products from the 2021 Holiday Collection! I sometimes shy away from wood block stamps, in general, just because I want to use my MISTI all day every day (ha!), but I will make an exception for some stamps whose incredible detail and beauty can only be captured perfectly using a red rubber wood mount stamp, like the detail on the Christmas Angel stamp. 

The delicate feminine beauty on the Christmas Angel was so stunning that I couldn't help but make my project an homage to pink and gold! I began by gold embossing the gorgeous stamp on some watercolor paper, then used a mixture of Mulled Wine and Pink to create her robe, Pink and Cocoa for her wings, and Moss for her crown of holly. After I'd finished watercoloring, I used my scissors to fussy cut the image. 

I'm kind of a stickler about my whites matching on cards, and the creamy undertones of my watercolor paper meant that I needed creamy undertones to my card base. Enter Antique Ivory cardstock. Because the beautiful angel is so decidedly feminine and delicate, I thought that the beautiful bouquet from the Christmas Rose stamp set would mesh beautifully with the angel. I gold embossed the Christmas Rose, then used blending brushes to blend Soft Blossom and a touch of Raspberry Jam along the bottom edge of the embossed card base. The soft blending highlights the delicate details of the Christmas Rose image. I also splattered some Bronze Metallic Ink to add even more metallic shine. 

I heat embossed the "peace" greeting from Christmas Rose on some more Antique Ivory cardstock, then fussy cut with my sharp scissors. Finally, I popped the angel and sentiment up on the floral blended card front using foam adhesive for some extra dimension! 

Well, that's all for my project today. I love traditional holiday colors, but sometimes an image just lends itself so well to a particular color family, you know? I hope you'll try making some holiday cards with non-traditional color schemes, too! They're so much fun!

Don't forget about the $10 off $25 offer in the Hero Arts shop happening now – it's the perfect time stock up on some holiday goodies and other essentials! Domestic orders of $50 or more also ship FREE. How great is that?

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!  

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K6469 Christmas Angel | Hero Arts
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CM555 Christmas Rose | Hero Arts
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PD122 Pink Liquid Watercolor
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PD112 Liquid Watercolors Mulled Wine
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PD123 Cocoa Liquid Watercolor
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PD116 Liquid Watercolors Moss
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GM101 Copper & Bronze Glimmer...
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AF147 Soft Blossom Ink Pad | Hero Arts
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AF228 Raspberry Jam Mid-Tone Shadow...
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MI003 Ink Blending Brushes - Hero Arts
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PS324 Hero Hues Antique Ivory
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2 Responses

Lindar C

Lindar C

October 22, 2021

Stunning card! I love this stamp, but can’t use wood mounted stamps due to arthritis, so I hope it gets released in clear stamp form.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

October 22, 2021

Angelic sparkleness.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

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