Sunday, February 7, 2016

Holiday Candles


I bought this "Holiday Candles" die by die-namites last year and was never quite sure what to do with it. I loved the silhouette image on the package, but cutting it with colored card stock proved to be challenging without trying to add color to the intricate design. I decided to just add a touch of glitter to the candles and leave it alone, but next time I might add some gems to the poinsettias too. I embossed the background with a SU! softly fallen ef, adding a piece of matching twill from my stash. The green was cut with a MFT circle die from gumball green card, and I gold-embossed a SU! sentiment, cutting it with a small circle punch. There's a MS snowflake punch behind the sentiment just for fun.

This will be going to the Jingle Belles "Bling on the Holidays" challenge, which is to add bling, or pretty much anything sparkly to a holiday/Christmas card.

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday, and thanks for stopping by.

Carol

15 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card with this diecut and the embossed background! I think that the silouette looks great in red with the sparkling on the flames, but surely would have an additional beauty with gems on the poinsettias centers!
Have a great Sunday!

Donna Hanley said...

I really like this die and you did it up perfectly. I love it just as is, but I will look forward to seeing it again with the gems add to the poinsettias, That falling snow ef os pretty here and that twill looks great. Have a good day. I'm making chicken wings and pulled pork even though we probably won't watch the game anyway. Anything for an excuse to eat snacks in this house. Enjoy your day.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Really elegant and beautiful! I love the candle group die over the embossed background.
:) Marie

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY pretty.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful die and a beautiful card! Very elegant looking and love that spot of green. VERY pretty!
Lynn

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous textures Carol.

Love and hugs
Maarit

cotnob said...

Such an elegant card Carol, I love red and white Christmas cards.
Pauline
x

Stampsnob. said...

Very pretty That is a beautiful die...............Lis

Brenda said...

I am loving this card Carol! The embossing folder is so pretty and on my wish list. Love the candle die, and think it will look great with some gems on the holy. The ribbon and sentiment area is so cute, love that you put a snowflake behind the sentiment. I thought it was all one piece until I read how you did it. Hugs, Brenda

SmilynStef said...

The touch of glitter is perfect with your striking silhouette ... so glad you helped us BLING on Christmas at Jingle Belles.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designed card, lovely die and colour combo as well...xx {aNNie}

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I see the dilemma with that die cut but it has solved with your card. That die over the embossed background brings out the elegance!

MaryH said...

Love the simplicity of the bold red candle arrangement over this pretty white snow embossing. I think I bought some of these dies too, and like you, didn't know quite how to use them. Looks just grand & very elegant with the design you've made. TFS

nwilliams6 said...

Great die and pretty Christmas card. Hugz

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful & elegant card! bonus points for having added perfect touches of GLITTER! so happy you are "blinging on the holidays" with us at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!!! :)