I started working on my project by stamping two angels, two halos and a banner onto white cardstock using alcohol marker friendly ink. Just to be safe I stamped images twice and also used my mini MISTI and double stamped them to have the blackest black outline possible.
Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I made this card.
Using a few Copics I did some rather quick and basic coloring. I went with reds, yellows and blues for my color combo and used the following markers: R20, R22, R24, R27, R39 and R89 (to color angel’s dresses, banner and to add blush); Y17, Y15 and Y11 (to color angel’s hair), E00 and E000 (to color skin) and finally B000 to color wings and collars on dresses.
I cut images out using coordinating dies and heat embossed “Joy To The World” sentiment in white embossing powder onto my red colored banner. I made sure the ink from my Copics was dry on the banner die cut before I heat embossed anything as I didn’t want to mess up the coloring. I also curver my sentiment slightly to follow the curve of the banner (be sure to watch my video to learn how to do this).
The design of this card is very simple and whenever I make simple cards like this I use a few tricks to make my cards stand out. First, I like to use woodgrain cardstock for the front on my card. When there’s a lot of white space on the card this cardstock looks like a star and adds a lot to the card designs. Second, I added a bit of interactivity to this project by using wobble springs to attach the angels. You can use foam adhesive, but using mini wobblers allowed them to move on my card and added a bit of “wow” to the overall card design.