Saturday, 26 November 2011

And Lo, The Angel Blew

I've finally decided on a design for the bulk of my Christmas cards and strangely, there is no stamping at all. 
I decided to use my tag idea together with die cuts using the Cricut and, of course, lots of mirri board. 

Of course the problem with photographing mirri board is the reflection on the lens, hence the odd angle.  I used red and silver mirri board on this card but they're not all the same colour combinations, there's also red and gold and blue and silver.

The Cricut cartridges used were Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, Christmas (which was a free download a couple of years ago so I'm not sure if this is still available and Nursery Rhymes for the sentiment.

The angel is really beautiful with a lot of small detail so the size needed to be quite large otherwise the filigree effect is lost.  I cut my angels to 6.5 cm and then lightly brushed the back with Glossy Accents so I didn't smear glue all over the mirri board.  Another disadvantage of using it although I've found that small splodges can be wiped off using a cotton bud dipped into surgical spirit but be warned it can leave a slightly dull smear so only use if absolutely necessary.

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