Sunday, November 7, 2010

Alleluia Angel



Last month when Flourishes Re-Released the gorgeous Rejoice image, many people started asking if we'd also be releasing the Angel from the original and retired set as well.  Well, today I'm happy to tell you that the beautiful angel has returned as a re-release this month, with a slightly smaller size to the angel that I think is great for card-making as well as lovely sentiments with the set.  I have two very different beauties to show you today....first crisp and elegant....



Isn't she beautiful?  It's such a regal, classy stamp set.  I've embossed her with Ranger Gold embossing powder on Flourishes Classic White paper, on a Beaded Ovals Nestability.  The beautiful paper is gold mirrored paper, new to the store.  I've used an Impressabilities template to create the letterpress de-bossing on the gold paper, and also used a piece from the Fleur De Lis Spellbinders set to create the shapes under and over the swag.  

This whole card was heavily influenced by the beautiful work of Yvonne Hagane on this card here.  She's one of our Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge girls and I think she's amazing.  Not only can she color like a dream, but her sense of design and layout, structure and embellishing is phenomenal.   Be sure to check her work out!  I swoon every time!


And here's a final look at the swag.  I will have to put this in a larger envelope now because I've *crowned* the top of the card, but it just seemed like it suited the design.  



I've layered the satin ribbon into loops and then added a satin rose that I bought forever ago in the Bridal section at Michael's.

And now...something warm and vintage....


I just made this card tonight and I love how it turned out!  When I received my new Webster's Pages Waiting for Santa and Sweet Season  I just about melted...there are so many stunning pages and patterns in there...this one really caught my eye and I thought how beautiful it would be paper piecing the angel's dress.  Doesn't she look lovely?  I've added some W2 to the depths of her dress to give it some definition, and her skin, hair and wings are colored with Copics.   I've added vintage Crochet Lace Trim, Cream Velvet Ric Rack, some gorgeous Zva Pearls and the Labels 16 cut out twice and laid off-center from each other in Cherry Cobbler to sit behind the main image.  The layering really gives it a more elegant look I think.  


And you might be able to tell that I've added glitter pen to the stars, the wings and the horn.

These Flourishes Girls would love to Angelically inspire you today... and here is the link to this beautiful SET IN THE STORE! Yes you can purchase it already!)


IMPORTANT DETAILS!  
Be sure to visit the Flourishes blog today to enter to win your own Angelic set!


You can still play in our Color Challenge to win the entire new release see this post for more info!


Remember the Release party is this Thursday night in the Splitcoaststampers Flourishes Forum 8 - 9 PM MTN time!  Come for the fun, set reveals, prizes and chatter!


Recipe:  Gold Angel - Stamps:   Flourishes Alleluia Angel;  Ink:  VersaMark, Paper:  Flourishes Classic White, and Gold Mirrored Paper;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Impressabilities Flourish, Scor Bug, Mini Scor Pal, Ric Rack Scalloped Border Pierceabilities, Piercer, Fleur De Lis Shapeabilities, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, White Satin Ribbon, Satin Bridal Flower, White Pearls, Gold Embossing Powder.  


Vintage Angel -  Stamps:  Flourishes Alleluia Angel;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rhubarb Stalk;  Paper:  Mellow Moss, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Flourishes Classic Ivory, Webster's Pages - Waiting for Santa;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 16 and Labels 17 Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Copic Markers (W2, BG0000, BG72, R39, R59, R89, E00, R01), Glitter Pen, Zva Pearls, Crochet Lace Trim, Velvet Ric Rack, Dimensionals

18 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine these cards are both very very beautiful.
great embossing with that gold and the other is great papers and pearls.
beautiful design too.

greetings karin

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful cards as always, Christine! I am so thrilled to see this set returned, too! Lovely work!

Dawn B. said...

Where do you even begin to comment on these beautiful cards. I love the gold. I am not good at embossing and when I see a creation like this it just makes me smile.. I love the way you used your paper on the second. Great work..:)

Charlette Finley said...

Wow both of your cards are just wonderful. The gold and white is to die for. The second card the color combo is just fab! TFS

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Christine! The gold paper is fabulous with the embossing and embossed angel. Love your colour and paper choices in the second!

Marisa said...

Beautiful use of this image on both cards. Love the gold one.

Amanda said...

Oh my word! I'm speechless!! This is Amazing!! Beautiful, Beautiful cards, Christine!! This set is new to me and I'm glad to see it, it's beautiful :)

Jerri Jimenez said...

She is beautiful! Your designs are absolutely stunning!

Ida said...

Wow these are both gorgeous. Love how eleant the gold/white angel looks but I really was drawn to your "vintage" card. So pretty.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK... leslie does silver and you do gold! I love it Christine, very cool gold top panel and your second angel is just beautiful and so elegant.

Emily Keaton said...

These angels are beautiful!! I love all the gold tones on the first and your perfect selection of colors on the second. Wonderful work, Christine!

Leslie Miller said...

Your first card, Christine, is a stunning creation. It's as though the gold crowns it. Such a beautiful ribbon treatment, too. I'm very taken with your second card and the paper piecing, pearls, trim. So much to look at and enjoy!

Linda Carson said...

WOW Christine! Both cards are gorgeous & very creative! I would have never thought to paper piece that angel! Love it!

dpkennedy said...

Wow Christine these are beautiful! The gold is so elegant and I just love the paper piecing on the second card!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh My Christine, Your cards are just beautiful and elegant. Wonderful work. Your rock Girlie.

Beate said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love that angel. Hugs and smiles

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!!! Both cards are fabulous, Christine!!!! The gold on the first one knocked my socks off and I love how you colored the angel in the second card...beautiful embellishments, too!!!!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...both of these are just STUNNING, Christine!! The first is so perfectly elegant-looking, and the second is perfectly vintage!!