Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Christmas Candle Two Ways


I stamped this SNSS candle image and colored it with Copics, then added some Glossy Accents for some shine. After matting it with dark green and red, I matted it with a piece of Authentique dsp, and added a KaiserCraft Merry Christmas diecut sentiment done with shimmery gold cardstock. I added 2 gold round brads for a little balance and interest at the top.


I made this one slightly different, adding striped dsp along with some gold ribbon on the sides that perfectly match the gold sentiment. The accents are square gold brads.

I'm entering these over at the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #276 which is to use a candle, and I'm also entering them into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is anything goes.

Merry Christmas everyone :) It'll be here sooner than we think!

Carol

24 comments:

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Carol. I can't decide which is my favourite. It's a lovely Christmas imagae and I really like the two brads at the top. Barbxx

JD/ Jill said...

Two great Christmas cards! You are so right it will be here before we know it! I was on a roll earlier this year with a start on my Christmas cards...I guess I need to get rolling again. I don't want to get caught short like I usually do.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are both very nice Christma card. I love all that sparkly gold!

cotnob said...

Fabulous Christmas cards Carol, such a lovely traditional image.
Pauline
x

Liz said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards! Lovely design and the added Glossy Accents is just perfect. xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
oh these are gorgeous.
They look so lovely, bright, and cheerful.
I love that fab stamp, and what you have done with it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

jimlynn said...

Both are beautiful! Love that candle and the big Christmas sentiment!
Christmas will be here soon.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Love both!!Very clean and interesting cards with these candles!! love the sparkling

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful card Carol Thanks for sharing at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Lis

Jean said...

Hi Carol, lovely Christmas cards. I love the candle stamp and the way you used the Glossy accents. Lovely backing layers as well and love the glittery greeting.
Jean x

Asha said...

Two fabulous cards, Carol. Candles are so perfect for Christmas.
hugs, Asha

Donna Hanley said...

Oh you are getting a nice head start on the holidays. These are just lovely, Carol. Love the papers on both versions. Enjoy the evening.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Both cards are lovely! Not sure I'm ready for Christmas yet but these are inspiring! Thanks for joining in at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.
hugs,
Pam
MFP SF&F DT

LesleyG said...

Classy Christmas candles! Love the subtle differences, and how you used brads as decoration xxx

MaryH said...

Beautiful candle and poinsettia. Love the way you've changed up the look in #2, as the gold strips really shine. Also loving the glossy on the flower. Just really so lovely on both cards. TFS & Hugs

Jamie Martin said...

Both cards are beautiful and I love the use of glossy accents :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are wonderful, Carol. I am being a slacker on my challenges this week, but you always tend to give me that perfect inspiration!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F candle Challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning love both and the Christmas feel that they portray...beautiful.xx

Kren Kurts said...

Uh oh! I need to get going on those holiday cards. Thanks for the inspiration, Carol. kReN
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Stampsnob. said...

I know I was here before I don't know why my posts are not being posted .
I love your card that you entered at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends.....Lis

Jane said...

Such beautiful cards!!! Thanks for joining us this week at MFP Speedy Fox and
Friends challenge this week.

Kren Kurts said...

Oops! Forgot to say, thanks for joining us at the MFPSS challenge this week. Your candle card is perfect for our challenge! kReN, MFPSS/DT

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I like how you've cut the sentiment from glitter paper! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!