Monday, November 11, 2013

MC Nov/13 - Quill Pine Branches - Merry Xmas

Another quilled Xmas card and I thought I was only going to have 1 for our next show and share... I was experimenting with creating the pine branches and found that the easiest way to make them was with  no tools... just folding each pine needle where it will. I love making them in 2 colors and adding the glitter, makes them nice and festive. I enjoyed putting this card together. Love Dee's candle.

I side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h) layered a red Ruche cardstock leaving a 1/4" border all around.

Stamped the circle Xmas sentiment (Quietfire Design) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Die cut with Spellbinders "Standard Circles Large" and adhered to card.

Die cut the candle (Dees's Distinctively) from white cardstock. Sponged a Distress dirty red on the body. Embossed using a narrow embossing folder of snowflakes, then sponged a bit more red.

For the wax drippings, I applied white Puff paint, and heat activated, but found it wasn' realistic enough, so smeared some Deco Art Snow Writer... now it was OK.

The flame was just sponged with color and the yellow section I filled in with a Viva Glitter Liner "Yellow Quartz". Adhered the candle elements.

Hit the quilled branches with a Versamark pad and embossed with Stamp n Bond, heat activated and then applied Distress "Star Dust" glitter. Adhered them to card.

Die cut the acorns (Elizabeth Craft Designs) from white cardstock. Sponged a Distress dirty brown all over the solid piece. on the openwork piece I applied Versafine Toffee and embossed with Midnight Gold Obsidian" embossing powder. Adhered the layers together and then onto the card adding a couple pieces 3 D foam tape.

Click on images to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers  #104 paper piecing
Paper Playtime  #23 sparkle
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge  Monthly Nov  Xmas


Lin said...

Love your wax dripping down the candle, very effective.

Thanks for sharing with us

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Viv said...

Thanks for joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers with this fab card! x

Janis Lewis said...

Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

J said...

What a great card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


ScrappyHappyMommy said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PPT for our Sparkle Challenge.

Mrs A. said...

A fantastic quilled card with so many other ellemnents added on. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).