Saturday, 11 December 2010

A Special hAnglar card!

Today I have a special card to show you. I was asked by a friend of my husband to create a special Christmas card for his wife - how romantic!!! I was unsure what to make at first, as I didn't want to disappoint. When asked for any hints the specification was "make it pretty"!!! I think I have succeeded on that point at least!

I have used Webster's Pages throughout the entire card for a very feminine look. I have added a chiffon bow together with a die cut snowflake using Whiff of Joy's snowflake die and some gorgeous metal snowflakes from The Hobby House. I just adore the butterfly adorned Christmas tree on this paper - oh I don't want to give this card away!!!

I have coloured my hAnglar angel with copics and added stickles to the bauble and her gorgeous wings.

When you first open the card there is a picture cut from the papers of a beautiful bird and I just loved the sentiment with it - perfect for a card to the one you love!

It says "I promise to provide you security and warmth through the holidays and forever after" - so beautiful!

The card opens fully like so and there is a hidden pull out section for a private message!

The first panel is simply decorated with some gold chiffon ribbon and snowflakes cut with the Whiff of Joy snowflakes die. They have been inked on the edges with antique linen distress ink and sprayed with gold cosmic shimmer. I have also added a Merry Christmas sentiment from Magnolia.
On the centre panel I've introduced a different paper, again from Webster's Pages and added a panel with a flower, snowflake and heart charm.

The last panel has again been decorated with the scraps from the rest of the card and I have stamped the Christmas text stamp from Magnolia with a mixture of vintage photo and walnut stain for a more distressed look.

The card wouldn't fit into a regular envelope so I made a box for it. Usually I make white boxes but I'm out of white card and couldn't face a trip to get some with all the thick ice we have at the moment. The only card large enough was this very dark pearlised card, so I embossed it with some Magnolia snowflakes to pretty it up and I have to say I really love it!
I also made a little paper ribbon to keep the card flat in the box until it is opened.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

This is sooo beautiful Jane!! WOw so much detail.
Gorgeous colouring too.
Kristy xo

Jules said...

Oh Jane how gorgeous and special is this.

I am sure the recipient will be over the moon with it.

As you say very romantic and very special both inside and out. So much gorgeous detail.

I think your box looks brilliant not in white .. .. it looks extra special with the lovely embossing .. .. and then the finishing touch - the paper ribbon.

Just perfect!!

Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration. It must have taken a lifetime to make.

Love Jules xx

skylife said...

Oh WOW that's really amazing! How I wish someone to made one like that for me! I really understand why you don't want to give it away - it's really awesome!


Kim Piggott said...

Jane this is utterly stunning!
She will be over the moon delighted with your incredibly beautiful work of art!
kim x

Cyprus Anne said...

Wow that is one stunning card. I love that paper with the Christmas tree.


Lydia said...

I love those hanglar and stanglar images! Pitty they are so hard to get. Nice to see it in your blog header too. You have made an incredibly beautiful card! Thanks for showing.


Andrea C said...

wow she is going to be one happy little lady and he is going to get lots and lots of kudos for this, you have done an amazing job and taken it to another level x

Ina said...

Absolutely beautiful. I can imagine you don't want to give it away. Super!

Rosie said...

i found your blog a couple of days ago, and I am so inspired by your cards, they are really beautiful. I know the recipient of this card will be over the moon with it.

Annika said...

aahhhh, this IS utterly romantic...can't imagine my hubby doing it although the only person to order card for me from would be, lol
I love that you made it so special. Trifuld is cool irl but I find it incredibly hard to photograph. You've done great job though!!
You've created an absolute beauty - as always!

Janiel/ janny said...

oh Jane yes you did make it PRETTY!!!!!!! It is beautiful dear!! Love the colours!!!!And of course the H&S Stamps are always a great choice..
big holiday hugs, Janiel

Louise said...

You might know I´m a sucker for pink :o I guarantee you I lost my breath there for a while when I saw this amazingly beautiful and very romantic creation! STUNNING WORK Jane :)

Michelle said...

Wow that is gorgeous, I can see why you don't want to part with it!!

Mina said...

its perfect for her Jane...beautifully soft and ramantic feeling...she will love it to bits
Mina xxx

Cathy said...

WOW, Jane! What a beautiful card. So shabby chic and vintage all together in one.

I Love it...
Cathy Lee

Astrid said...

Hi Jane, wow very very lovely card.
Hugs Astrid

Renkata said...

SUch a soft and romantic card. I first saw your blog banner and thought wow so beutiful, then saw the card.
Divine !

Pinkllilac said...

This is stunning Jane fabulous colours and details!
perfectly gorgeous and the papers are beautiful!

Hugs Linda

Anne said...

This is the most stunning Christmas card I've seen this year Jane. So lovely it takes your breath away. Whoever receives it is a very lucky lady. Just spotted your 'modern' Christmas tree post. Love what you've done with the branches and the bauble you made is magnifique. A wonderful family heirloom to pass on through the years, so definitely worth the effort! xxx

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

i think this is my most favorite card i've seen yet. again, your work is just amazing! i can "copy" and get inspiration from others but i lack the 'aha' moments to think of such beautiful things.

i'd really love to know what you charge for these (you can email me privately if you'd like - tgw2 at cox dot net).

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

i should clarify... i don't copy directly. i only use something as a rough idea and then totally make what i do my own. besides, i'm really not talented enough to directly copy something exactly.