Sunday, August 12, 2018

Angelic Rejoice

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. It's a beautiful Sunday here in Pittsburgh. Sunny and warm but not humid. One of those days it's just perfect to be outside enjoying the weather.
Yesterday we had a multi family garage sale on our street. It was another great day for being outside. We had lots of stuff from my Mother-in-laws home that we sold. I had everything priced to sell and sell it did. What was left, I packed up and took to our local Goodwill store.  I even bought a few things from the neighbors who were selling (lol)!
I am going out to San Francisco on Tuesday. My son and daughter-in-law are going away for a little alone time before school starts. My daughter-in-law is a teacher and school starts for her Aug 21. I have several things I have to get taken care of before I leave so I need to stay focused.
So let's get started with some details on how I created this card. I made it for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog. The Rejoice Angel die is part of the new Christmas release by CottageCutz.
It's also for the DTGD challenges that are going on over at Splitcoaststampers. I can't give the details of the challenge but you can click here to get more info on joining the site. If you are a fan club member already click here to get the details on this particular challenge.
Step 1: I wanted to use background sheet music to feature the Rejoice Angel die. Normally I wouldn't use black on a Christmas card but I knew I could use white and silver cardstocks to brighten it up. Plus, I thought it would give it a more elegant look.
Silver card base: 4 1/2" x 5 5/8"
White Layer: 4 1/4" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 1/4"
I used a flag banner as another layer for the star and angel image. I cut it in vellum paper so not all of the music would be covered up. Also, I wanted the name of the song to show, which is Cantique de Noel or O Holy Night.
I attached the patterned paper to the white cardstock first. I wanted to use some silver cord and it's layered underneath these panels. 

Step 3: All my card elements are cut and ready to begin the assembly process.  Attached the angel to the star. Used some glue dots and Ranger multi matte medium. After I assembled the card I realized I didn't like my placement of the angel on the star. So I cut the elements again and replaced it for the final picture.
Attached the image panel to the card using dimensional adhesive. Fortunately, for me, what I used wasn't super sticky and allowed me to lift this panel for replacement. I had 2 pieces of this adhesive not sure where it came from (lol)!
To complete my card I added some silver sequins to the vellum flag banner and a silver cord bow. Then the completed panels  were attached to the silver card base.  And, that's it for me for this post.  Enjoy your Sunday and until next time...….God bless.
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crimbo Crackers has an anything goes Christmas challenge.
2Happy Little Stampers has an anything goes Christmas challenge with the option of sequins.  
3.  Merry Little Christmas Challenge has an anything goes challenge.


  1. What a beautiful holiday creation Mary! Love how you've used a vellum panel ... I never think to do that! Awesome inspiration! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. That die cut is gorgeous, Mary, and the colors do indeed make it an elegant card. Thanks for sharing it with us at HLS Christmas.

  3. Such an elegant Christmas card. I love all its splendor
    Thank you for joining our challenge in HLS Xmas.
    BożenA DT HLS

  4. Just love the musical references in this fabulous card! Anyone would be delighted to receive this beauty!
    Thanks so much
    Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge DT



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