Monday, July 22, 2013

Angels are for anytime of the year...not just Christmas you know. "Smile"

So many times, people are stumped when it comes to a die that depicts something, thinking it has to be what it is...and i've discovered by playing with this die and searching the internet for ideas, that it is just not so!  (Actually, i didn't find much out there in "Internetville".

So for this release at Dutch Paper Crafts, i am using some GOREGOUS, ADORABLE Angels.
These Angel dies are made by Marianne Craftables.

I am naming my Angel cards, but they don't have a name, just a number..this first card is the "illustration" angel, and the simplest angel to make based on just cutting it out once and sanding it.  All of the dies are this simple.  They all cut and have embossing..so a two step.

I am calling this card my Gingerbread Angel. Every Angel die also has a little die with it.  On this card i did not use the small die.  The small die is a star.   The number is #CR1231
The die was cut out of Coredinations paper, it is white washed on the front and kraft colored behind.  I sanded the embossing to get the highlights.  I colored the cheeks with copics.

To make this card an Angel ornament gift, i hole punched the brown matted paper.  How i found out where to punch?  I set the angel on the matted paper where i wanted it to be then i lifted up the arms and put a pencil dot right where her "arm pits" would be.  Then i strung ribbon through the holes and placed the ribbon under her arms and lightly knotted the ribbon to hold her in place.  Well, i knew that once she was off of the card she'd have no ribbon accents, so i glue dotted a bow above the knotted ribbon.
For the inside of the card, i just embossed the bottom part of the angel..it didn't cut through and gave a really nice look.

Tip: Save those tiny stars cut out from the dress!  I used them on the front of the card in the corners and i also decorated another angel's dress with them.










Here is what the angel's look like when they are connected in the back:


I made another card using this die, but it what i am calling my Birthday Angel, she is holding several of the little star die that comes with this angel die.













One other thing that i did was, because i cut out the angel with pattern paper that meant her face had a pattern on it, so i had to cut out another angel out of white and then i cut off the head/neck and colored it with my copics.  I cut around the outside of the embossed hair and face so that the "halo" of the patterned paper would show.  I also hand stitched the stars onto the embroidery thread and then tied the ends to the holes already cut out of the sleeve.  This particular paper had small bits to add to projects, so i cut out the tiny birthday hat that fit perfectly for this size angel.  Even if you don't have this paper, you can make your own hat easily by making a triangle and adding a dot/pompom to the top.  Remember i cut out another angel to get the head?  Well, i didn't want to waste the rest of the die, so i used the bottom of the dress to accent the inside of the card.  I did this for all of the cards i made w/the colored face.  Also, remember to save those tiny stars from the dress, i have used the birthday "stars" for another card.
Angel with heart CR1232, I call this one my Shabby Chic Angel:



















Same Angel with heart CR1232 but in white with the stars from the "happy birthday" dress, I am calling this one White angel with wings inside.












Tip: Because i didn't have to cut out two angels for this card, i used the wings from the other left over angel bits to the inside of this card.


Last die CR1233 Angel with banner, i am calling my Christmas Angel (i added the stars to her dress those stars come from the Angel w/star above)- The banner that comes with this angel is inside of the card below.  











Tip: for every head i cut out i added Liquid pearls around the base.   I also added some Extreme glitter to the halos on some of the angels.




Video showing the Angels:


Challenges:
Marianne Designs Divas- Layer it up
Challenges 4 Everyone- Anything goes

4 comments:

Jenée said...

Beautiful release. You've done such a lovely job with all the angels. I can see these being used for the "Angels of Hope" project. The cards would brighten a recipient's day and then the angel can be detached and formed into a dimensional angel to watch over the patient. Beautiful dies. GREAT cards!

Jennifer said...

I just love how you've given such a wonderful array of ways to use this die cut! You're mind is amazing!

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Joan x

Blankina said...

HI, you have made some great angels cards..this die is fantastic!!

Great to see you at MARIANNE DESIGN DIVA'S , good luck and you can join again!!

Hugs from your teamie Blankina
and also DT MDD