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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Holly Edges with an Angel (by Shirley)

Hello, I hope everyone is doing well.

I have a design today using the beautiful Holly Edge from the new Christmas Edges and an Angel from Gothic Angels stamp sets.

The background is Seedless Preserves and Festive Berries Distress Ink using the Acrylic Block technique.   When dry I flicked a little water over it.   I stamped the Holly edge and sentiment with Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  I embossed the pretty Angel with silver and coloured her with Inktense pencils.   I cut her out, attached to the background and added glitter to the bottom of her dress, wings & halo along with the pearls on the background.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. Stunning card and great how the pink workes on the red! Inky greetings, Gerrina

  2. The pearls make a very striking statement on this & really pull the eye in toward the image. The glittery framing echoes both the pearls & the glittering of the image.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. This is a lovely vibrant card Shirley. The pearls add a beautiful touch of luxury. I really love the depth of colour in the background around the angel, it makes a great focal point. Elaine x

  4. Very beautiful card.

  5. Love this card, Shirley - but please tell me, what is the "acrylic block technique"?
    many thanks, Liz M x

    1. Hi Liz, Glenda has wonderful tutorials at this link and also has one explaining the Acrylic Block Technique here :
      I hope this helps ! Have a great day, Shirleyx

  6. I love the shading and swirling on the background. You've colored your angel very nicely, and those edges are awesome! Great addition of the pearls!


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