Saturday, August 11, 2018

Rejoice Angel (new die)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

Well, the unveiling is here. Our new Christmas dies have arrived and are available, and on sale,  in the online store.  There are 29 new designs in this release and it's only Part 1. The design team will be featuring these new designs over the next couple of months to give you lots of ideas for your Christmas cards.

For my card today, I am using the Rejoice Angel. So let's get started on some details of how I created my card.

Step 1: I wanted to use background sheet music to feature the Rejoice Angel die. Normally I wouldn't use black on a Christmas card but I knew I could use white and silver cardstocks to brighten it up. Plus, I thought it would give it a more elegant look.
Silver card base: 4 1/2" x 5 5/8"
White Layer: 4 1/4" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 1/4"
Step 2: Die cut the angel in silver paper. I decided to layer her on a white star. It's from the previously released Nested Star Ornaments die.
I used a flag banner as another layer for the star and angel image. I cut it in vellum paper so not all of the music would be covered up. Also, I wanted the name of the song to show, which is Cantique de Noel or O Holy Night.
I attached the patterned paper to the white cardstock first. I wanted to use some silver cord and it's layered underneath these panels. 
Step 3: All my card elements are cut and ready to begin the assembly process.  Attached the angel to the star. Used some glue dots and Ranger multi matte medium. After I assembled the card I realized I didn't like my placement of the angel on the star. So I cut the elements again and replaced it for the final picture.
 Attached the image panel to the card using dimensional adhesive. Fortunately, for me, what I used wasn't super sticky and allowed me to lift this panel for replacement. I had 2 pieces of this adhesive not sure where it came from (lol)!
To complete my card I added some silver sequins to the vellum flag banner and a silver cord bow. Then the completed panels  were attached to the silver card base.  And, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea of how to use this new Rejoice Angel die. I think it's a good representation of what the Christmas season is about.

That's it for me for this Saturday! See you next week.

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

So pretty! You and I are on the same track! I used music paper for my background too! Beautiful new die!!

Janja said...

Beautiful card, Mary. I like the color combination of white and black with a silver touch.

Lois said...

The black-and-white is not your usual Christmas card color combination, but this is quite striking. Beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous card Mary! Love the music theme. The black, white and silver is quite elegant.