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)


Monika/Buzsy said...

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.

Tracy said...

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

Kat W said...

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

Vivienne Holden said...

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

Jonia said...

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.

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

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

Cathymac said...

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!

Susan M said...

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 !

Ira Huberts said...

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

Janet Zeppa said...

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

Tracy said...

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

DebR said...

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

Kelly Neis said...

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

Cely said...

so pretty, nancy! happy first christmas card!

Penny said...

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

Dunja Dücker said...

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

Marilyn said...

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

Gloria Stengel said...

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