Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Candle Christmas Card

Hi Bloggers.

Today I'm sharing another card made with the Creative Expressions Tatty Button Poinsettias stamp set. This time I'm only using the candle stamp.

I'm entering this card into the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge this week.

The image was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink and quickly embossed with clear powder. I coloured it in using the Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks. I used Jade Teal, Scarlet Flame, Dark Spice, Sunflower and Marigold from the matt ones and the Pearl Shine mica one. I stamped the image again and just coloured in the holly leaves and the berries. I used the largest of the Spellbinders Eyelet Circles dies to cut the image out. I inked around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink while still in the die. I cut out the leaves and the berries from the extra image and went round the edges with a black promarker to hide any white bits. I mounted this over the top of the original image with foam pads.

The background was made by stamping one of the borders from the Creative Expressions Christmas Borders set in Perfect Medium and then I embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer Green Sparkle Embossing Powder. I added some Bundled Sage Distress Ink with Cut & Dry Foam.

I did a bit of ribbon weaving with some 7mm red organza ribbon for the borders. I stamped the sentiment border from the Christmas Borders set in Jet Black Archival and quickly embosssed it with clear powder. I cut it out and then matted it onto a piece of card cut with the smallest of the Spellbinders Eyelet Circles dies.

I assembled the card as per the sketch rotating it 90 degrees. I added some of the Cosmic Shimmer Berry Red Pearlescent PVA into each of the eyelet holes on the nestie and then added some faux stitching with an Inssentials white pen.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. I love that ribbon weaving. Looks so lush.

    Thank you for joining in with us this week at Sunday Sketch and Stamp xx

  2. Lovely card Julia - that ribbon is amazing. Thanks for playing along with SS&S this week. Hugs, Claire x


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