These angels are construced from light weight card stock. They were cut on my KNK Maxx and assembled using glue and a sewing machine. Gold vinyl was cut in the shape of the herald trumpet to add an accent.
Each angel is 7″ tall and requires three sheets of 12″ x 12″ card stock. The file can be enlarged to make angels of many different sizes. Reducing the size of the files might make the horn and candle too small and fragile.
I had fun creating these angels from the basic shapes in the KNK Studio software. The head began as an oval, the torso, a rectangle with rounded corners, the skirt as a triangle, and the trumpet as a rectangle and a triangle. Of course, there was a lot of node editing along the way. The wings and arms were drawn free hand with the pencil tool. And again, there was a lot of node editing.
The sewing machine is used to attach the layers of the skirt to the “core” of the angel (three layers of cardstock which is glued together).
I envision a parade of angels across a mantel, a shelf, or up a stair way.
An instructional pdf file and cutting files (KNK, MTC, AI, and EPS) are available at this link: