It's never to early to start your Christmas cards right???? I feel nuts, especially since it was 20 degrees today and here I am making Christmas cards. You should've seen the look my husband was giving me. Oh well, we will all appreciate it come December when there is a 3rd child and the Christmas rush.
I got my inspiration for this card from Obsessed with Scrappin. Her Youtube video for this card can be found here. I don't have this Cricut Cartridge but do have a beautiful stamp set that I wanted to use. I also had other inspiration from Christmas Cards All Year 'Round weekly challenge of your favorite Christmas Carol. I am a music teacher and it is so hard for me to pick a "FAVORITE" carol but I have always like Angels We Have Heard on High.
The card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and was cut from various colors from Recollections. The patterned paper mats both come from the Naughty of Nice Signature paper stack by Recollections. This was from last Christmas and I almost never want to use it as I absolutely love ALL of the papers in it. I should have bought more!
The larger mat measures 5" x 3", the small mat 3" x 4 1/4" and the sentiment mat measures 4" x 1". I inked around all mats and the card using Studio G brown ink.
The angel was heat embossed using Martha Stewart Antique Gold heat embossing powder and the stamp is from Inkadinkadoo called Christmas Silhouettes.
The sentiment (inside and out) are both from Close to My Heart Festive Thoughts and was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I also used 2 black brads by Recollections.
I entered this card in the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers #14: Angels
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments: Spots or stripes
Jingle Belles Rock: Heat Embossing
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Inspired by Favorite Christmas Carol