Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Christmas Candle Card

Wow! Even I didn't think I'd be this fast with my next post! :o)

I have made my first Christmas card of the year!
With this card I am participating in the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Special Christmas DT Blog Hop

A little while ago I purchased a couple of wonderful stamp sets and dies from this great company. 
Their blog hop was the perfect inspiration to use a couple of them. 
I must say that I'm super happy with the quality and crispness of the stamps!
You can take a look at their beautiful selection in the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

For my card I used the fabulous clear stamp set called "Christmas Light". 
You can find it in the store HERE.

I coloured the stamped image up with my Spectrum Noir markers. 
Then I cut it out using the Christmas Light Candle die found HERE.

I think a pretty candle like this deserves a window scene.
I used a die to cut out my window frame. 
Then I had to figure out where to put my sentiment where it wouldn't interfere with my scene.
I decided to make a little sheer curtain for my window.
I used Staz-on ink to stamp the verse from the set onto my velum curtain.
Now the verse is easily read and doesn't interrupt my scene.
  I added stickles to the holly, berries and flame, and I put glossy accents on the candle drippings. 
Finally, I added a few pearls to the window frame.


Materials Used:
Papers: K & Company - Yuletide, Recollections - Cardstock;
Stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy - Christmas Light,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders - Decorative Window Scene;
Sweet 'n Sassy - Christmas Light Candle Die;
Ink: Staz-on - Jet Black, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Punch: EK Success - Arrow Border Punch;
Stickles: Lemon Ice, Candy Cane, Peeled Paint;
Gloss Accents;
Pearls: My Stash.

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Thanks for stopping by again! :o)



18 comments:

  1. Very pretty Nancy. Love that candle image and the coloring. The intricate die-cut frame looks great.Thank you for joining us at our Christmas Challenge at SNSS.

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  2. Your card is very lovely.
    I really like the added pearls.

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  3. Well, I feel better that I have only made about 5 Christmas cards now that I know this is your first!
    And it's a beauty! The traditional feel to it is lovely and it really lifts the spirits :-)

    Hugs, Kat x

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  4. Glad to see you're de-funking Chukky egg! Love this Christmas card. The candle stamp is beautiful. xxx

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  5. Beautiful work my friend and I love Sweet n Sassy also. Have some of their scripture verses also. Good company and good people. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  6. Wow. Is this ever pretty Nancy! Very lovely work. xx Kathryne

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  7. What a clever design, Nancy! This Christmas candle image is one of my favorites at SNSS. Love the way you made the die look like a window with the sentiment on the vellum shade! Thanks so much for your very kind comments about SNSS and for joining us for the Christmas Challenge!

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  8. The stamps are wonderful ! Love how you made your window and curtains ! The sweet and sassy stamps really look fabulous. You have coloured the candle and holly so beautifully !

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  9. Lovely Christmas card Nancy, love how you combined that fine quote with the pretty candle which you coloured so beautifully! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  10. Love your gorgeous card Nancy!! The vellum is a great idea!

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  11. How beautiful and aren't you clever to make that pretty vellum curtain for your sentiment. Congrats on making your first Christmas card. Hugs!

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  12. This is beautiful Nancy! Love the candle...and the vellum is the perfect add to it.
    Awesome job!

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  13. I love your card, the candle is beautiful with the sentiment window. Looks fabulous and so professional!
    Hugs Kelly

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  14. so pretty, nancy! happy first christmas card!

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  15. Really gorgeous, Nancy! Love the fabulous image, your coloring & sparkle, the die cuts & pearls, and your distressed papers! What a wonderful way to get started on your Christmas cards! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  16. What a great card. The window and the sentiment is great and the candle and your coloring is adorable!

    Have a wonderful day my friend.

    Big Hugs, Dunja

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  17. Th8is is gorgeous Nancy! I love how the candle seems to 'light up' the sentiment... that is one beautiful stamp and die too!

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  18. Love the candle, love the scripture in the window! So pretty! Thanks for sharing with SNSS!

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