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I created this card using one of Crissy Armstrong's adorable digis called Little Christmas Angel. Doesn't she have the sweetest...most angelic face. Crissy's digital images print out so beautifully & are easy to color with my Copics. (tip: I gently heat set the images after printing on my ink jet printer with my heat tool just to make sure the ink doesn't bleed when I start coloring.)
I decided to paper piece her beautiful long gown & the holly berries & leaves in her hair (I offset it a bit to add interest). It reminds me of when I was a young girl playing with my paper dolls. I had a Vera Miles one. LOL Boy does that show my age! LOL I guess I've been paper crafting most of my life. My paper dolls & coloring with Crayola crayons were my FAVorite hobbies.
Anywho.........back to the paper piecing.....(I get a little side tracked, don't I? LOL).......I haven't done that (paper piecing) in a while since I did the little bear quilt with all of those itty bitty teeny weeny pieces. LOL This was MUCH easier. I used Bearly Mine Designs DP & manipulated the paper in my Print Shop to show a snowflake border on the bottom of her dress. Can you see it? I hope it showed up. I then went over the dress with my Copic marker E30 for added dimension.
Another side note about Crissy's digital images. Not all digital images are created equal. Some only come in a jpg which makes it difficult (if not impossible for me) to paper piece. Crissy gives you a transparent image as well as a jpg to make paper piecing super easy.
I wanted to give this card an antique feel so I added some beautiful antique buttons. One or two of the buttons are actually antiques. Can you guess which ones? LOL And the little tag ws something I picked up online & then cut it out with a new Nestie I won recently. She hasn't started her Wish List yet. If it were my list, it would be full of Nesties. LOL
I distressed my edges with my Tim Holtz' distressing tool (love it & couldn't live w/o it) & of course Distress Inks 'Brushed Corduroy' and 'Old Paper' to give it that antique look. I also used a teeny bit of seam binding from Tim's Idea-ology 'Trimmings' to thread one of my buttons. I used the same ribbon I used to make the bow (with my 'Bow Easy') to thread the other one. (I had to push it thru the holes with my tweezers. LOL We crafters just have way too much fun. LOL)
My card recipe:
Crissy Armstrong's digital image "Little Christmas Angel"
Bearly Mine Designs DP "Damask Delight"
Tag was snagged from a Google search
Buttons, ribbon, feathers & lace from my stash
I used a long rectangle scalloped Nestie & cut it apart for scalloped edges
Skin: E000, E00, R20
Hair: E31, E32 (one other but I can't remember)
Birdie & Holly berries: R22, R24
Wings: W00, W0, W1, C0
Leaves: G40, G94
Challenges I'm entering:
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog: RCC12 Buttons
DYSU Challenge Blog: #29 Wings
Paper Play Challenges: Week 29 Ribbon, Lace & Buttons
Stamp Something: Something Embellished
Frosted Designs: Fab Friday ~ Buttons
Stamp and Create: Ribbons & Bows
Bearly Mine Challenges: Tag You're It
A Spoon Full of Sugar: #161 Create a tag
Lollipop Crafts: Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges: #16 Elegance & Lace
Sugar Creek Hollow: Let's Play Tag
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #92 No pink or blue
Paper Cutz Challenge: #101 Anything Goes
The Stamp Man: #27 Anything by T!m!
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps: #59 Buttons & Bows
Winter Wonderland: Use Holly or Ivy
Flutter By Wednesday's: #163 Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Sketch Saturday: Follow this Sketch
Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you're having a wonderful day wherever you may be. This card will be going to my dear friend Nora.
Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~