Monday, 31 October 2011

Another Candle Christmas Card

Hi Bloggers.

Here's another card made with the Creative Expressions Tatty Button Poinsettias Stamp set.

The layout of the card follows the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday .

It's an A5 card blank. The paper is from Basic Grey from a couple of years ago.

The candle was stamped in Jet Black Archival and then then embossed very quickly with clear embossing powder. I stamped the bottom part of the stamp with the holly leaves a second time. I coloured in using the Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks. I used all mica ones this time. They give a lovely shimmer. I cut the image out using a Spellbinders Circle nestie and inked around the edge with Antique Linen Distress Ink and Cut & Dry foam. I coloured in the extra set of leaves in the same way, cut them out and went around the edges with a black promarker to hide any white bits. I mounted these on top of the full image with foam pads.

I made a poinsettia using the two smallest dies in the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettias die set. I inked them with Black Soot Distress Ink and added some little gems.

The sentiment is from the Creative Expressions Christmas Swirl stamp set. It's been stamped with Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear embossing powder. It's been inked around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The card was assembled as per the sketch, piercing around all of the mats with my Tim Holtz ruler. The circle mat was pierced freehand using the embossed edge as a guide.

I wrapped some Cosmic Shimmer ribbon around the card before adding the image which was mounted onto foam pads for dimension. I added a couple of red Craftwork Cards Card Candi which were inked with the Black Soot Distress Ink to tone them in with the rest of the card to the sentiment strip and them mounted it onto foam pads.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges -
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Oh fabulous, gorgeous card.

  2. What a gorgeous Christmas card. I love your Design papers and colors. I love the way you have used your ribbon. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  3. Hi Julia this is a totally awesome Christmas card. I just love this image and your wonderful design papers and adorable colours. Great embellishments love what you did with your ribbon look great. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  4. another great card, like the ribbon, am going to try that ides

  5. A very lovely holiday card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  6. I love the ribbon treatment, such a unique touch to your card. Loving the candle image and your design for it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

    Patti SSW/DT

  7. This is a beautiful Christmas card. It reminds me of a very traditional Christmas. Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Michelle DT x

  8. Absolutely a gorgeous Christmas card!! Thanks for sharing and playing with our sketch this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

  9. This is just the prettiest Christmas card and what a fantastic job with the sketch this week. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

  10. Love those sweet colors and sweet candles. such a fun Christmas feeling. Arlana@SSW!!


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