Wonder of Christmas – Joy to the World

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hoping that your day has been fun and that you and your family and friends were able to create some fine memories.

Over at our house, it is pretty quiet.  Just the two of us…the dinner is cooking and I had some time to play in the Studio this afternoon.

Over at Paper Players, the challenge (#568) was to create a card with a Gnome or a Fairy.  I don’t have either, but I decided that the most special fairy of them all is a little Christmas Angel.  I selected my Fairy Angel from the retired Wonder of Christmas stamp set.

To complete this card, I chose the Saturday Sketch Challenge (#687) for the layout and the colors from the Color Hue Challenge (#30).  Since my Fairy is a Christmas Angel, the resulting card will fit with the Christmas Theme Challenge suggested by the Global Design Project Team (#319).

Here is the result:



To better fit my focal image, I flipped the sketch and chose an A2 card size instead of a Square card.

  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Brushed Gold cardstock
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Brushed Silver cardstock.  The (¼”) Gold Shimmer Ribbon and Bow were added to the left side of the panel.
  • Circles and Embellishment: (1⅝”), (1⅜”) and (1⅛”) Vellum cardstock.  The Stars image from the stamp set was stamped three times with Versamark ink and heat-set with Gold Embossing Powder.  The Stars were then die-cut with the various sizes of Scallop Circles from the Layering Circles Dies set.
  • Rectangle Shape – Fairy Angel: (3” x 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.  Using the Stamparatus™ Positioning Tool, I added Versamark ink to the areas I wanted “GOLD” with an old but very useful Versamark Ink Pen dipped into the Versamark Ink Pad to put the ink just where I wanted it.  Then the partial image was heat-set with Gold Embossing Powder.  The stamp was cleaned and I repeated the process for the areas I wanted “SILVER”.  The balance of the image was then heat-set with Silver Embossing Powder.  The Stamparatus comes in handy to keep the entire Angel image in place especially when using two or more colors.  The Fairy Angel was then Fussy Cut with Paper Snips.

All of the elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  The Fairy Angel was popped up with Dimensionals.

What a magical time of year!  Wishing you endless Joy!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

3 thoughts on “Wonder of Christmas – Joy to the World

  1. Jolanda, This really turned out nicely! I love the angel of course but love how you embossed the circles with stars and the gold ribbon looks nice too! Thanks for being with us at Color Hues and The Paper Players!


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