Monday, 5 September 2016

Three Different Angels

Because I hold a fundraiser sale of my Christmas cards every November, I have to make lots of Christmas cards and try to do it throughout the year.  The SCS Christmas Card Challenge helps me as you get to set a monthly quota, and they post optional monthly themes if you need ideas.

All well and good in theory, but lots of participants fall off the rails and fail to get their monthly quotas made.  Every other year that I've done it, I've managed to do my 10 a month.  This year I am so far behind (I'm blaming it on my new puppy!).  I needed 3 more for July so used the optional July theme of angels.

I dug some smooshed blue and silver Inka Gold backgrounds out of my UFO box and used 3 different angel stamps.  The first card is also for the current Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge to be inspired by this photo:


Here are my three cards:




To learn how to smoosh with Inka Gold, I highly recommend Loll Thompson's video tutorial here.  You can get quite a lot of backgrounds out of one session - they do get paler and less intense as you go along, but that is fine as the paler ones are often better for backgrounds while the early pulls that are more intense can be used for die cuts.

All the images are stamped in Versafine with clear embossing powder to give maximum definition on the Inka Gold background.

Thanks for stopping by!






Supplies:
Stamps - 1st and 3rd cards - Deep Red; 2nd card - Inkadinkado
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - all cards - mixed media cs for the Inka Gold backgrounds;  1st card - shimmery white cs;  2nd card - black and white cs;  3rd card - blue and white shimmery cs
Accessories - clear embossing powder;  1st card - MFT pierced frame die;  3rd card - SU punches for the sentiment



5 comments:

  1. Well done on doing your fund raising every year and what gorgeous cards you've made. The smooshing backgrounds are so beautiful, as are your three cards. Thanks for sharing x

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  2. Three beautiful angel cards Susan - lovely techniques used!

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  3. Beautifully heat embossed angels over your gorgeous Inka Gold backgrounds. I love your CAS framing for each classic design. TFS Susan. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Wow! I don't know which I like the most! All are gorgeous!

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  5. Wonderful cards! i hope you raise a lot of money with them. Thanks for joining us at Christmas card challenges.

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