November 15, 2007

Harvest Angel

I'm enjoying my fall themed cards right now because I know once Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas season will be upon us in full force. I like to have cards like this on hand that have no sentiment on the front. That way I can add what I want to the inside of the card or simply leave it blank and add my own message. This image is called Harvest Angel and is by Karen Lockhart. Karen has a series of angels that fit most of the seasons and the details are wonderful. I colored the image with Copic markers then airbrushed it with a brown Copic marker. For the background I used a Cuttlebug folder on SU! More Mustard card stock along with some coppery colors of Glimmer Mist. The Glimmer Mist kind of settled into some of the embossed areas, creating lots of depth. I finished the card off with a strip of Cosmo Cricket Gretel patterned paper and three Dew Drops. Tip of the day: This is one of my favorite, reliable layouts I go back to often. The main design elements of the card are the circle accent piece and the strip of patterned paper behind it. This enables you to use patterned paper without it taking over the main design of the card. You can even leave off the textured background piece to keep the design simple. To make the card look more like a piece of stationery, you can also reduce the size of the circle.....maybe using a monogram type stamp or a word image.

8 comments:

Susan C. said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the idea and sharing your layout - I plan to try this one myself! Can I ask a question please? I have been debating buying glimmer mists. Are they better/different from using pearlex and hairspray? I am trying to be good and not purchase more until I begin using more of what I already have. (I know, famous last works of a crafting addict)!! :) Thanks!!

Kristi said...

This is just too cute. I love it. I have SOO much of that copper silver and gold paper, this is a great way to use it.

Tiffiny said...

This is a lovely card. Love the shine to it. Nice job.

Kathy Camasso said...

I just love how the Glimmermist dressed up the cuttlebugged cardstock! Very, very pretty!

Kirstin said...

beautiful, I fall backl on this layout so many times, it is like an old friend.

Cindy Lyles said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Mish!!!!!!!

Mia said...

What a great layout. This card is soooo cute! Love it.

Sencie said...

Very, very pretty!!! I love the idea of using glimmer mist on the embossed cardstock!!! : )

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