Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Christmas Candle



While in the mood to make some Christmas cards, I pulled out a neglected Christmas candle stamp by SNSS that hasn't seen ink in years. I stamped the image and SU! sentiment, then colored with Copics and added some gold stickles, along with some white and clear wink of stella - which unfortunately does not show up very well in the photo. I used a SB labels 18 die, drawing a fine line around the inside edge with a black marker, and sponging it with Spun Sugar distress ink before removing the die. I popped it up on dimensionals on a piece of red card stock that was embossed with a TE poinsettia die, and added some SU! woven ribbon that has just a hint of gold.
This was easy to make and is flat for mailing, so I may make a few more of this design before I put this stamp away again.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

 July Rudolph Challenge - which is always Christmas


Craftyhazelnut's CHNC #396 - always Christmas /option - for a man or a boy

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!

Carol

18 comments:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Carol, this is so pretty! I just love the line you added to the die. I have a this die set and always want to frame it somehow, but of course, the larger die looks too big, etc. You have the perfect solution and I will try this the next time I use the die. I love the stamp, too! Great Christmas card!

Daffodil Cards said...

So pretty and love the ribbon and design.
Faith
x

jimlynn said...

So beautiful! Love that pretty candle and yes, it's perfect for Christmas. I always forget about going around the inside of the die with the marker. Love it on this!
Lynn

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,just gorgeous.xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card Carol, love so much what you made with the diecut,the black line around the inside edge looks great, as well the light inking of spun sugar!
I have to use that fabulous poinsettia EF, you always inspired me! :D The candle stamp is so lovely and beautifully coloured, this is a striking card, you will do so well making others!!
Hugs, have a nice rest of the week!

*Vicki* said...

Well this image is certainly gorgeous and a great Christmas design you've made with it too! The coloring and embossed background look stunning! HUGS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful coloring of the focal image and I love how you have layered it to the embossed panel. This is a wonderful Christmas design.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely. I need to start making Some Christmas cards again...or I'll find myself with NOT enough cards like I did last Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration!

scrappymo! said...

Your Christmas candle image is so pretty and looks great in the die cut. The thin black line gives the mat a framed look and is lovely here.

Thanks for taking part in the belated July Rudolph Challenge.

PS Had a wonderful vacation and we both totally relaxed and had so much fun!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Really delightful card. The touch of ribbon and gorgeous embossing folder just adds to the lovely image..x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Don't even ask me why I came, looked, and left without a comment, last night... duh! This candle is quite lovely, and glad you brought it out from it's hiding spot. Nice work, and keep using your stuff. As Martha says, "It's a good thing".

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card.

Sue xxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, such a lovely stamp and perfect embossed background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Janice M said...

Oh this is pretty! I have the TE embossing folder and have a sheet or two laying on my desk to use...I like the idea of a poinsettia image on top will have to see what I have that works. I've been in a Fall card making frame of mind but Christmas will be here before you know it!

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful, Carol! Love the awesome embossing folder and that lovely poinsettia! You colored it so nicely and I love how you did the frame! Again....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! :)

MaryH said...

Glad you remembered having this pretty image, as it's certainly made a lovely card. The red embossing made a great background to show off the die mat with this bright candle. Also like the twin borders you've tucked in behind. Hope today is going ok for you! TFS & Hugs

Asha said...

Absolutely gorgeous holiday card, Carol. Love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Shylaa Shree said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@ATSM
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