Sunday, June 3, 2012

Adestes Fideles - Classic Christmas song

I'm joining in again on the Jingle Belles challenge and this week we need to incorporate Christmas music.  I've also decided to play along with CardPatterns and use their sketch for my card.

There are so many wonderful songs that it was hard to choose the right one.  I picked Adestes Fideles, one of my all-time favourites, and printed off the music sheet on cream cardstock.  I then cut it with the Tim Holtz doily die.  I used my Cricut and cut the angel from the Christmas cartridge.  This was after doing a Nativity scene that I just didn't like.  Sometimes we have an idea and we visualize it but it doesn't always turn out on paper.  Luckily, like most of you, my papers were all on sale so I'm only wasting pennies.

I then tried to create the rectangle piece from the sketch and as I was looking through my paper stacks, I found the "Peace, Love, Joy" from Simple Stories.  So with the card almost complete, I stumbled upon the perfect background from the DCWV Christmas stack.  I added a few pearls, gem stones and ribbon and voilà my card was complete.  It did take a few hours from start to finish but it was a nice way to spend a few hours on a rainy Sunday.

Here is the sketch that I followed from CardPatterns

Thanks so much for dropping by and I always appreciate your comments!


  1. That angel is absolutely gorgeous ... what a lovely holiday card ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  2. Beautiful the gorgeous Angel!

  3. This is just fabulous! LOVE the gold angel--and all the words from carols and hymns are amazing! GORGEOUS creation!!! :)

  4. what a perfectly elegant version of that gorgeous sketch! ♥ i especially love all those cool lacy cut-out bits that let the contrasting papers show through from behind! and of course that angel is just BEAUTIFUL!!!

  5. Aw, what a beautiful card! Love your take on the sketch & those rounded corner punch.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns.