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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hark The Angel Sing!

My favorite cards to make are winter/Christmas cards. I think it's because I live in the Phoenix, Arizona USA desert and don't have snow where I live. That doesn't mean I don't know what snow is...I grew up in Connecticut where we had LOTS of cold and snow. But I do love the spirit of the holidays and the fact that our winter weather is beautiful!  I'm participating in a new release at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog where the theme is "Christmas in July". We begin our two day preview today with the stamps available on July 25, 2014 at Crafty Sentiments Designs. The new stamp I used is named: "Hark The Angel Sing".


The supplies I used on this card are as follows: Basic Gray paper; Memory Box music die cut; Prima poinsettia petals and leaves (which I layered, used a brad in the middle and then glittered the edges of the poinsettias and the leaves); Whimsy sentiment with the matching die cut; Live and Laugh Crafts lace; JoAnn's red and gold metallic ribbon; a snowflake brad in the center of the bow (which I embossed with gold embossing powder); and, gold flat back self-adhesive balls in the corner of the image and bottom left corner of the card.

 
I colored the image with Copics but to get that yellow soft glow around the image, I used Pebbles, Inc. yellow pearlescent chalk. I'm hesitant to use a Copic pen around the outside of this image since it's such a dark green and I was afraid it might smear the green ink outside the image. I tried to make this green dress look like velvet and it's a bit darker in real life than in the picture. My little angel's wings are highlighted with a light green Copic and then I coated them with Elizabeth Designs' Warm Diamond Glitter.
 
I hope you'll take a moment to cruise over to Crafty Sentiments Inspiration Blog to see the other newly released stamps that are being shown on July 23 and 24 with the stamps available on July 25 at Crafty Sentiments Designs. The Team has made their best cards ever to show you these beautiful new stamps!
 
                                                                                       Hugs,
                                                                                       Gail
 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

52 comments:

  1. This is SO darling! LOVE your gorgeous coloring and fabulous elements! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  2. Gorgeous Christmas card. Loving those embellies. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  3. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Besties uk -Carol UK DT co-ordinator xx

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  4. What a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner this week

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  5. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at polkadoodles challenge xxxx

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  6. Another super card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  7. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Besties uk Jane DT xx

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  8. Gail this is just beautiful, gorgeous colouring! Love the design and rich colours you have used. Way to show off a new release! Kerry xx

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  9. Oh I just love your little red headed angel!! So cute. You've colored her beautifully. Great use of dps and the Memory Box Music die. Fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at DRS Designs this week!

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  10. Oh this is so lovely. Love your colours and your image and of course all your layers. Thanks for linking up with us over at my Sheri crafts.
    Sue

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  11. Gail this is so very beautiful.
    Gr Karin
    and


    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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  12. My goodness, Gail, you have been busy! Such beautiful cards today!
    Chris
    x

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  13. A very beautiful card with a really lovely little angel image

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie x

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  14. so pretty Gail, love your coloring
    hugs
    céline

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  15. Gorgeous love this card such a sweet image and your design is fabulous love that music die Love and happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  16. What a lovely creation! Love the colors. Thanks for playing at Crafting at the weekend. We hope to see you next time. good luck.

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  17. gorgeous card! thank you for joining us at My Besties UK and good luck! Hugs Davinia

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  18. She's really sweet and you've coloured her beautifully, love that emerald green ,nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

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  19. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our tenth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  20. This is gorgeous Gail, I like the image and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Besties Uk Challenge Good luck
    Kevin xx

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  21. Fabulous creation and I love how you've colored her dress. Thanks for sharing another great project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  22. Thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper July challenge. x

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  23. You're a busy beaver Gail! Wonderful creation! I love the colors and design! Thank you for joining us at the Treasured Times Challenge blog for our Anything Goes challenge! Hope to see you again next time too!
    Hugs,
    Tammy Louise

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  24. Just Beautiful, great card, and so many details, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox,blessings Hilde

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  25. Love this card Gail, the traditional colours are gorgeous & that dress sure does look like velvet to me!
    hugs Jo x

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  26. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

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  27. Beautiful creation .. thanks for joining us over at My Bestie's UK challenge blog and good luck ... Anita DT x

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  28. Just gorjuss hun. Thanks for joining us at that craft place this week. Shell xx

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  29. Hello! I popped over to visit and noticed you are in AZ, so am I! Down in the Gilbert Area! Can you believe this summer?? So hot!! Your card is gorgeous! Would love for you to come over and check out the challenges I have going on right now, we just launched an ice-cream one and well let's face it we all love ice-cream!

    Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!
    <a

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  30. Such a beautiful creation. Lovely colours and layout - thanks for joining us this time at Love to Scrap - Michelle x

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  31. Hi Gail. You stopped by my blog and asked about my tags on my xmas card. PTI is Paper Trey Ink Stamp company and I used their st Tiny Tags. It is a die and stamp set. Here is a link. https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/tiny-tags-stamp-set/
    By the way, your xmas card here is beautiful! I love the music note diecut and all your pretty details.
    Kim

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  32. Gail, regarding the comment from Craig above, I am using my husbands computer and didn't realize I was signed in on his acct. Anyway, I was answering your question from my blog post at
    http://kimcreate.blogspot.com
    Kim

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  33. beautifully coloured image. Gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining in our twinkle challenge over at polkadoodles. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/wk-29-add-little-twinkle-polkadoodles.html

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  34. Hi Gail,this is beautiful.Just love the musical notes,they are perfect for her.Traditional colours and poinsettias are my faves too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  35. A gorgeous Christmas card. I love the sweet image and rich colours x

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    1. Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

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  36. Super Cute and I love the festive colours! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon xx

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  37. Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured! Thanks for adding some twinkle with us at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Claire xx

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  38. So pretty, love the gorgeous colours!!! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  39. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  40. Adorable card Gail, lovely to see your gorgeous new stamp which is presented beautifully...cheers, ♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start


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  41. This is so cute and adorable! Thanks for sharing your card with us at My Sheri Crafts!

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  42. gorgeous image and the dress looks fabulous and love the embellishments
    Carol x

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  43. great image and a great make - thanks for joining That Craft Place and good luck xx

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  44. I must say Gail, that your cards are certainly "creations" -- you put such time and dedication into all the "just right" embellishments that keep enhancing the image more and more. What a fabulous Christmas card you've got a head start on . . .

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  45. What a sweet card, thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday xx

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  46. this is lovely Gail
    Thank you for joining us for our Christmas in July Challenge at Digi Choosday
    xx

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  47. Just popping back to say....Thanks for sharing with us over st Sparkles this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

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  48. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles we hope to see you again!

    Love From Rebecca xx
    DT

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  49. So sweet and pretty! Love everything from design, the lace, beautiful flowers, glitter on wings, musical die... Simply stunning

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge
    Nick

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